I cannot believe how quickly London Marathon has come round this year. From a personal point of view the build up has been incredibly special. I can sometimes forget how truly magical it is to run a marathon but these five amazing first time marathoners have really reignited that magic in me again. I keep … Continue reading THE MORNING COFFEE RUN CREW – 2 DAYS!
Try not to panic but there are only 75 days left until the London Marathon! With the big day getting ever nearer I thought now would be a good time to check in again with The Morning Coffee Run Crew. Ever since I picked them to be part of this interview series on runners who … Continue reading THE MORNING COFFEE RUN CREW – 75 DAYS
There are two moments that I say my running started; the first time I dragged my arse off the sofa and went out for a run and the Oxford Half in 2015. While it is hard to imagine a time when I wasn't running and blogging, I never actually wrote about my first half marathon as … Continue reading Running in my own Footprints
This month I am suppose to be running a marathon, I’ve had it pencilled in since November but come raceday I won’t be lining up with everyone else. The thought of not racing hadn't crossed my mind until a few of my friends suggested dropping it, followed by my running coach a week later (yes … Continue reading Not Running
After the London Marathon has been packed away for another year and people begin to drift back to their daily lives, slightly chaffed, a strange thing starts to happen: medals from the iconic race start to appear on eBay. I’ve always found this very bizarre, why sell and crucially why buy something earned through sweat, pain and … Continue reading Selling My London Marathon Medal
On Thursday night I couldn’t sleep, waking up every hour or so in a cold sweat. Just signing up for a race over a year away had cracked my ability to sleep. Well not just any race but the Marathon des Sables, the toughest footrace in the world. What does the Marathon des Sables entail … Continue reading Why I’m Running the Marathon des Sables
It's just halfway through my personal trainer session and I’m in the bathroom throwing up. In that moment, as I knelt on the hard cold floor with my head pounding I could feel my confidence slipping like sand through my fingers. I stayed in that position for ten minutes, silently pleading for the room to … Continue reading It’s ok to be breakable
Unsurprisingly my first ever product review on my site is coffee. I decided to review some of the products offered by TrueStart Performance Coffee after meeting them at The Running Show in January. I loved the enthusiasm they had for their products and how over the moon they were to be shortlisted for a Running … Continue reading Product Review – TrueStart Coffee
When I was 16 one of my best friends ran the London Marathon, it was my first contact with endurance running. That medal he brought back was like an emulate, giving him legendary status around school. In that instant I knew I wanted to be a runner, even though I was to do nothing about … Continue reading Am I a Runner?
I came across this running group purely by chance during an Instagram scroll, instantly I was drawn in by the Tube Run's simple but exciting concept. There are so many running clubs, groups and movements springing up at the moment that it is hard to decide which one might be right for you. Tube Run, … Continue reading Running with…The Tube Runners