Swimathon: Resetting a goal

  The weekend after next, I am taking part in Swimathon. I was excited to sign up as one of the Ambassadors, aiming to swim 1500m. For me, this sounded like a big challenge and I was looking forward to see if I could put my swimming demons from the aquathon aside and build up to the distance. Here we are, just ten days away from swim day, and I am publicly admitting that I will NOT be swimming 1500m.     This isn’t the build up to a punchline of “Ha! Fooled ya! I’m… View Post

Guide to Watching the London Marathon with Children

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

Roland Garros: The Facts – Ticketgum.com Guest Post

Post in collaboration with ticketgum.com The next big sporting event to take place in 2018 is the French Open – running from May 27th to June 10th. As excitement ramps, you may feel the need to purchase Roland Garros tennis tickets. However, if you aren’t familiar with the event, let’s take a moment to consider its key features and facts.     It’s Innovative The French Open, otherwise known as Roland-Garros, is a major tennis tournament held at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France. It is the premier clay court tennis championship in the world,… 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