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

5 tips for a beginner golfer – guest post

Post in collaboration with Golf Support.     Spring is in blossom and summer’s just around the corner, so what better time to start thinking about taking up a new sport? The golfing season is well under way, with the Masters – the first major tournament of the year – now over, with the 2018 trophy being won by Texas-born golfer Patrick Reed, holding back second-place Rickie Fowler and third-place Jordan Spieth. So, if you want to avoid scoring a series of triple bogeys and follow in the footsteps of Reed, here are 5 top… View Post

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