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

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

How to best use a memory foam …

Sometime ago, Ergoflex provided me with a fantastic memory foam mattress to help me improve my sleep and in turn, aid my half marathon training. It’s a well-known fact that a good quality of sleep is essentially for rest, recovery and increased performance, so it’s been interesting to compare a memory foam mattress to a standard spring one. As you know, I was initially very impressed with the Ergoflex mattress. I love the way it moulds to my body and the firmness it offers. However, did you know that when taking the plunge into buying… View Post

Karkoa Plume Sports Bag Review

Have you heard of Karkoa? They’re a French company and they make bags specifically designed to take you to work from the gym, or vice versa. I was invited to review their Karkoa Plume Sports Bag and quite honestly, I can’t sing the praises of this innovative product highly enough. And in this colour, it even blends beautifully well with East London graffiti… From the outside, it looks like a fairly standard sports bag. But open it up and that’s where the magic begins. The bag is carefully divided into various compartments, all with a… View Post

Sleep quality is important when training

When training for races, we all know that it’s really important to hydrate well (not just drink beer), look at nutrition (not just eat cake), and get the running done. But did you know that sleep quality is also really important? It sounds so obvious, yet it’s an area that’s commonly overlooked. I’ve lost count of the number of times that I’ve run a race or bowled a tournament on a bad night’s sleep! Benefits of good sleep quality Improves memory Less daytime fatigue and improved stamina (Stanford University study) Lower stress levels (which is… View Post