October Fitness Round Up

It’s really hurting my head that we are nearly in November – and thus, not far off my 30th birthday. Gulp. So, what have I been up to in October?


I’ve only made it to parkrun once so far this month and this was when I volunteered in the role of Tail Runner at Greenwich the day before the Royal Parks Half Marathon. Since then, I’ve intended to go but I haven’t managed to drag myself out of bed. I’m going to Highbury Fields tomorrow though, so we’ll be finishing October off with some tourism!

Royal Parks Half Marathon

The Royal Parks Half Marathon didn’t go the way I wanted it to go. My body hurt after Boxercise and after a fantastic start, I talked myself out of it. You live and learn and despite it going wrong, I still finished in 2:27:35, so my times are really starting to improve again.


Mollie and I after the race.(www.ptmollie.com)
Mollie and I after the race.(www.ptmollie.com)

RunThrough Greenwich Park 5k

Loved this event! So much fun, despite that nasty hill. Tougher course, got round in 30:15. Happy enough, especially considering how bashed up my knees were. I’ll be going back in December with Jo for the Christmas Pudding event!

New Activities

I’ve been busy this month! I’ve been to Boxercise which was a lot of fun, although my body hurt for days after. Note to self – don’t try new exercises right before races! I also tried out Burlexercise which was a body shimmying, dancing, weight lifting, feather boa-ed HIIT workout of sweat, fun and sass. I’ve never had so much fun at an event. I was invited by Katie and Sarah Lou of the Folly Mixures to try out their Burlexercise fitness venture and I’d recommend giving it a go – giggles galore and you will sweat. I also went rock climbing and abseiling with Hatt Adventures, courtesy of Helly Hansen in celebration of their sponsorship of Team SCA – the first all woman crew in 10 years to take on the Volvo Ocean Race. A detailed blog post will soon follow.

Best Running Blogger

I was shortlisted in the Myprotein Fitness Blogger Awards and won the Best Running Blogger category along with Lucy Lunges. I’ve also been shortlisted in the Cosmo Blog Awards and will be going to an awards ceremony next month. Exciting!



A few reviews are due, but for now I want to give a shout out to Runderwear! Full review to follow, but it’s seamless performance underwear designed for runners. At £16 a pop, they aren’t cheap, but they definitely aren’t “pants”. Well ok, they are, but not as in rubbish. Comfortable and with no chafing, I’d recommend a pair of these to any distance runner! Full review to come soon and thanks for providing me a set to try out.

November Goals

I’ve got a marathon next month. I’m not thinking too much past that at the moment!

How did you get on in October?

One thought on “October Fitness Round Up

  1. You’ve had a really busy and productive October!

    I’ve always discovered more about myself as a runner during the races that didn’t go according to plan. I’ll make that sure I avoid Boxercise type classes before a half marathon! When I’m fixed I need to enter some of these RunThrough events, the medals are awesome.

    Congratulations again on the blog award, have a great time at parkrun tomorrow. Is it fancy-dress?

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