Competition Time – Win a 3 Month Supply of Contact Lenses

I haven’t had a giveaway here for a little while, so I’m pleased to say that the lovely people at Lens Store have partnered up to offer one lucky reader of HelsBels a FREE 3 month supply of contact lenses! As we move into half-marathon season, this is a particularly fantastic prize for those runners amongst us who wear contacts for running, or perhaps for those bespectacled runners who get annoyed with glasses slipping off their noses, but haven’t yet wanted to commit to buying a supply. Well, with enough contact lenses supplied to get… View Post

Being a parkrun Volunteer

It’s been a busy few weeks, including a fantastic trip to Denmark. I have also had some good news which I will be sharing shortly, thus my short blogging hiatus. However, this does now mean an influx of blog posts as I have a lot to talk about, including an upcoming competition, a review on raspberry ketone and thoughts on competing under pressure. For now though, it is the turn of a parkrun blog. Not as a runner this time, but as a volunteer. For the unaware, parkrun organise free, timed 5k runs every week… View Post

Advertising Space on Sports Jersey – TV Appearance

Many of you know me as a runner. I’m also a tenpin bowler and I have been fortunate enough to experience the thrills of international competition. I have also experienced the complete lack of support and opportunities open to tenpin bowlers, and so I wanted to draw your attention to this eBay auction. Ryan Press is a friend of mine and one of Northern Ireland’s top tenpin bowlers. He is also the Founder and Managing Director of Seismic Bowling, one of the newest bowling ball companies around. He has now been invited to take part… View Post

On being a Juneathon Glutton – Review of Cookhouse Joe, Soho

I was lucky enough to be invited to Cookhouse Joe in Soho to enjoy a lovely meal for two. Always one to jump at the chance of trying a new restaurant, I was really excited about trying it out. This lovely Lebanese restaurant is brought to us by the owners of Soho Joe, another place I can heartily recommend as they do the best pizza in London! As Cathy and I were going to a poetry play last Wednesday, this seemed like the ideal time to try it out. Cathy beat me there and enjoyed… View Post

Gloanna Yoga Run

Following the fantastic Bruce Springsteen concert last night (which included plenty of walking and an impromptu obstacle course), Andrew and I took ourselves off to Alexandra Palace this morning for the first ever Gloanna Yoga Run. We were fortunate enough to win a free entry thanks to Jog Blog and the organisers, along with fellow Juneathoner and all-round lovely person, Moorhenscampers. The idea surrounding the event was a good one; a relaxed 5k run around the park followed by a 45 minute yoga session and then brunch. Everyone was friendly and the event was well… View Post