Isle of Wight Festival of Running

A while back, I wrote about a list of marathons that I would love to cross off my bucket list. While Isle Of Wight wasn’t one of them, I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to go there this weekend for the Isle of Wight Festival of Running with my friend Jo.     This is a brand new event organised by the West Wight Sports & Community Centre, encompassing the iconic Needles XC Half Marathon, as well as the first Needles XC Marathon. For those looking for shorter distances, 5k and 10k options… View Post

Quiz Occasionwear

Time for something a little bit different. Those of you who have followed me for a while know that while I identify as a fitness blogger, I am a sucker for nice clothes. I also have a wedding to go to later this summer, which is always an excuse for a fabulous new outfit. I was recently contacted by Quiz Clothing, who have recently launched a line of occasionwear. They asked me if I would like to try some of the range – but with a difference. I was going to be asked to select… View Post

Active Travel: #SeeingSwitzerland & Giveaway

Post in collaboration with Inntravel I’ve been lucky this year as I’ve had the opportunity to go on a couple of fun trips. I also have a couple more active breaks coming up in June which I am really excited about. However, I’ve never been on a walking holiday. I talked about walking the North Downs Way once and another time, I rather optimistically planned to walk to Cornwall from London with a friend. It was going to take several weeks, but then it never happened. If, like me, you fancy taking on a walking… View Post

My Summer Challenge

I’m someone who loves a challenge. Tell me I can’t do something and I’ll immediately try to do it. What can I say, I’m competitive? Although I’m a bit of a princess in that I’m not a huge fan of camping and I don’t like mud, one of my favourite races is the 24 hour Spitfire Scramble held in Hornchurch, East London every summer. I ran this in 2015 and in 2016 with a team of fitness bloggers and this year is going to be the biggest challenge yet.     Originally, I thought I… View Post

Peckham Rye parkrun report

I haven’t done many parkruns this year. I did the New Year’s Day double and then that’s been about it. But I finally got to check another venue off the list a few weeks back when I visited Peckham Rye parkrun with Jo.     Based in South East London, Peckham Rye parkrun takes place in Peckham Rye Park and is accessible from Honor Oak, Nunhead, Peckham and East Dulwich. The course is a three lapper, run on tarmac paths. I had been told it was flat, but with a few twists and turns. The… View Post