Dame Kelly Holmes Trust Olympic Park 10k review 2016

It’s taken me a few years, but I’m slowly (very slowly, ba-boom chish) starting to appreciate the 10k distance. So when I was invited to take part in the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust Olympic Park 10k, I immediately said yes. I haven’t “raced” a 10k since January and I’ve got very slow as a result of focusing on distances for marathons and the failed ultra attempt. Having run around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park before, I also had a good idea of what to expect from a route – flat and hopefully quite fast. I was… View Post

Smashed avocado on rye toast recipe

I’m on a bit of a mission to overhaul my breakfast habits at the moment and now I’m a little bit a lot addicted to smashed avocado on toast. I can’t get over how delicious it is, fresh and it tastes like summer. The health benefits of avocado are well-known, it’s full of healthy fats, anti-oxidants, and can also lower cholesterol. They’re also high in protein, great for keeping you fuller for longer and for fuelling your workouts! But enough of that, I’m not a nutritionist, I’m a fan of delicious foods and this simple… View Post

Easy Protein Pancakes Recipe

I was recently sent some Raw Cacao Whey Protein from Motion Nutrition who specialise in organic whey protein. While I don’t believe in protein powders for meal replacement purposes, I do sometimes add them to smoothies and recipes when I’m marathon training for an extra protein boost. I was asked if I’d like to come up with a breakfast recipe using the protein powder and I ended up using it in my tried and tested banana protein pancakes (video here). This powder worked beautifully as one of my favourite combinations is chocolate and banana, and… View Post

Why runners should cut their toenails

Don’t worry, I’m going to spare you the photos of my manky toenails. Nobody needs to see them. Unless you’ve got a foot fetish, in which case, there’s websites catering for that. But I am going to talk to you about the importance of cutting your toenails. Especially if you’re a runner. It’s so easy to forget and most of us don’t do it as often as we should, but the fact remains that too-long toenails can completely ruin a run. Why? Feet move when we run. Too-long toenails will rub against neighbouring toes. If… View Post

parkrun – A walk in the park

I’m still on my long and winding road to clocking up 50 parkruns. On Saturday just gone, I clocked up my 41st parkrun and my third this year. This reason for this is as I previously explained – I’m a lazy runner. I completed a half-marathon again on Bank Holiday Monday, so when my friend Jo asked if I wanted to walk Greenwich parkrun with her as she’s injured, I said yes. parkrun is an event for everyone and it’s perfectly ok to walk around it. Jo is a fast walker. I’m not slow, but… View Post