Notfast 10k 2018 Run Report

Over the weekend, I decided to take part in the Notfast 10k in Newark. I am currently marathon training and this was my first race since having pneumonia last year. The Notfast 10k is organised by Notfast Running Club and needless to say, I took the “Notfast” aspect very seriously indeed.     I had about 8 miles to do on the plan over the weekend and I opted for junior parkrun with Rose in Newark, followed by a quick drive over to Newark Rugby Club, the start and finish point of the race. This… View Post

The Importance of Sleep for Runners

Post in collaboration with Groupon We all know how important it is to get a good sleep. We know we’ll feel more energised for a good night’s shut-eye, yet instead we depend on a pick up from Costa or an oh-so-delicious Nescafe instant to get us through the morning, having gone to bed too late, or simply not had good enough quality sleep. It’s easily done when you stay up finishing emails, checking Facebook, having a quick 5 minutes of Theme Hospital that turns into 5 hours (oh, that’s just me). When you’re active, it’s… View Post

Guide to Watching the London Marathon with …

We’re now just 6 days away from the London Marathon. If you’re not running, maybe you’re planning to go and watch. Please do – the crowd support is magnificent and I’m not sure I would have completed it with my injury in 2015 had it not been for the crowds. Rather than write a standard guide to spectating, I thought I’d advise you on how to do it with the kids in tow! Plan your route If you’re trying to spot friends and family running, part of the fun is trying to do as many… View Post

Where to eat after the London Marathon 2018

We’re just a couple of weeks out from the 2018 London Marathon and perhaps you’re wondering where to go to eat after if you’re running or supporting. With runners burning around 2,500 calories during the epic 26.2 mile route, a good meal is likely to be one of the first things on the agenda after crossing the finishing line. Luckily, many London pubs and restaurants get in the spirit of the marathon, offering offers and treats galore for the finishers. Play it right and you could even eat your way around the city for nothing!… View Post

The benefits of running with a friend

I’m still running fine. I had a really enjoyable couple of runs over Easter, including a lovely run in the pouring rain with a local running friend, Laura, on Easter Monday. Yes, that’s right. It was hammering down with rain and I still had a really enjoyable run. We ran about 4k out along the town and around the outskirts of town, splashing water over each other, flooding our trainers, freezing cold, wringing water from our sodden hair and then had a lovely catch up over a desperately wanted hot drink to warm up. And… View Post