Do you prioritise sleep enough?

Post in collaboration with TEMPURĀ® I LOVE sleeping. It’s strange, as when we are young, we want to stay up late, we pull all nighters and an early night is basically the worst thing in the world. Nowadays, I long for an early night and I seem to have a never-ending list of stuff that I need to do. Of course, what happens is that I get caught in a never-ending cycle of being too tired to achieve what I need to do, stay up to do it, don’t get it done, wake up tired,… View Post

Life on the injury bench

My next blog post was supposed to be an update on my training for the Tallinn Marathon in September. Or it was supposed to be an announcement on my big target for next year. Unfortunately, both of those things are now on hold. I’m hopeful of next year’s goal, but I don’t want to announce it until I’m sure I can work for it. Yep. I’m on the injury bench and I am more than a little bit frustrated about it.     I have been struggling a bit in this hot weather to run,… View Post

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