Prisoners on the run

I love the ethos behind parkrun. What started as 13 friends getting together for a 5k run in Bushey Park 2004 has gone on to become an incredible worldwide phenonomon. There is no doubt that it has inspired tens of thousands of people worldwide to get out and move. In addition to that, parkrun has inspired people to volunteer to help out with the running and organisation of these weekly, free events.     Every week, Twitter and Facebook celebrates the accomplishments of parkrunners everywhere. Whether it’s a 15 minute course record, or someone completing… View Post

I’m running (another) marathon

The thing is, I just need to decide which one. I want to run another marathon. I want to get under 5 hours. I was hoping for a London place, but that didn’t happen. So I’m now overdosing on race reports and trying to decide which to do.     At the moment, I’ve narrowed it down to the following:   Belfast Marathon I love Belfast. I lived there for 3 years and it’s a brilliant city. I wasn’t a runner when I lived there, so the idea of running the city appeals. It would… View Post

Active Travel: Norfolk

Post in collaboration with Original Cottages I haven’t been to Norfolk for a while, but I have some great memories of summer on the Broads, as well as Christmas breaks there. It’s a beautiful county, with so much to explore especially if like me, you’re a fan of the great outdoors. If you’re planning an active break there, you’ve chosen a great location!   Running Norfolk is flat. Really flat. So if you like to stretch your legs and run fast, this is a good place to do it. Running alongside the broads isn’t practical,… View Post

My Top 5 Essential Pieces Of Running Kit

The idea of running is easy. Put your shoes on and get outside and run. It’s great because being outdoors is free. But if we’re honest for a minute, running does cost money. We don’t go out running starkers (well, maybe you do, whatever floats your boat), we need something on our feet and these things cost money. It’s also easy to get caught up in the hype over the latest gadgets and buy running kit that we don’t actually need at the expense of an essential. So I’ve decided to put together a list… View Post

Health Benefits Of Scuba Diving

Post in collaboration with Simply Scuba Despite not being a particularly strong swimmer, I am a fan of water sports. I’ve got great memories of snorkelling in the Cayman Islands. I had a brilliant time learning to platform dive last year. And I really enjoy kayaking. One sport I would like to try is scuba diving. It appeals due to the mystery of the underwater world and where snorkelling gave me a preview, scuba diving would allow me more than just a peek. This is a sport that I hope to try out one day;… View Post