Active Travel: Bluestone National Park

Based in Pembrokeshire, Wales, Bluestone National Park is an all weather resort, suitable for families, couples and friends alike. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit this stunningly beautiful part of the UK, as a Bluestone Blogger. We were offered a 4 night midweek break and the use of a Gateholm Lodge for the duration of our stay. A good 5 hour drive from Sidcup, Bluestone boasts 500 acres of woodland to explore. Although we visited toward the end of January when weather can be questionable, the odd rainfall didn’t detract from… View Post

Decathlon Domyos Energy Xtrem Review

I’m a fan of Decathlon. I find it impossible to go into one of their stores and leave without buying anything. Over the years, they’ve served me in running kit, camping equipment and their tennis skirts are great for bowling. They’re a great company too, so when they asked me to review a selection of clothing from the Domyos range, I naturally said yes. The Domyos range at Decathlon is reasonably priced and one of the things I like is the way that all of the items are mix and match. I was sent 3… View Post

David Bowie Music Legends Race Report

A couple of weeks back, I ran in the David Bowie Music Legends race, organised by the legendary Saxons, Vikings & Normans. For the unaware, SVN arrange races usually around Kent which are incredibly friendly, involve laps, plenty of chocolate and an awesome medal. I’ve done quite a few events with SVN now so¬† when they announced a David Bowie themed race, I obviously had to take part. Excitement grew rapidly over this event, to be held at The Cyclopark in Gravesend. Quite a buzz developed on Twitter, with the term “Bowieathon” being coined by… View Post

Baxters Soup Swap Challenge

If you follow me on Instagram, you’re probably aware that I’ve moved house. The last few weeks have been manic and I still don’t have my kitchen appliances fitted. Moving is a busy and stressful time, so anything that can make meal times easier is a real bonus. Especially when they give you the option of having something hot inside you.     Step forward, Baxters Soup. I was asked to take part in the Souper Swap Challenge, swapping my usual lunch choice for one of the Baxters soups every day for two weeks. My… View Post

Your Pace Or Mine? Book Review

As part of The Runner Beans Book Club, I’ve been reading Your Pace Or Mine by Lisa Jackson*. Although I finished the book a while back, I’ve been meaning to review it for quite a while. Sadly, it seems the pace of my reviewing is about the same as my running – not very quick.     Lisa, the author, is perhaps not what you would expect from a marathon runner who has now joined the “100 Marathon Club”. She completed number 100 at a Saxons, Vikings, Normans event I attended in April and she… View Post