Vibram FiveFingers Clinic

Last Tuesday, Jimmy and I went along to the Vibram FiveFingers Clinic held at the Canary Wharf branch of Runners Need. The very first important thing that  learnt from this clinic is that Vibram is pronounced “veebram” and not “viebram” as I always thought. The thing is, I now want to correct everyone else, except “viebram” still continues to pop out of my mouth and then I have to correct myself. It was also nice to finally meet Julia Buckley who I have often spoken to on Twitter but had never actually met! We were… View Post

Competition Time: Vibram FiveFingers Giveaway!

Starting this week, minimalist footwear brand Vibram FiveFingers® will be hosting a fortnight-long series of Runners’ Drop-In Clinics across London. They are all FREE to attend and most take place in the evening or early morning so that people can come along either before or after work. It’s a great opportunity to get an introduction to the basics of minimalist running including getting advice on getting started and on selecting minimalist footwear. Present at each of the events will be the Vibram FiveFingers® Tester Team, including Corrado Giambalvo one of the world’s top minimalist running… View Post

Olympic Torch Relay Day 65: Barking & Dagenham

Or to be more precise, 10.54am, Gale Street to Hedgemans Road, past Becontree Tube Station. This was to be my stretch of the relay and thus my turn to carry the Olympic Torch. It is a running joke (no pun intended!) amongst my running buddies that whenever I run on an important day such as a race, the sun comes out and it is unbearably hot. Sunday 22nd July 2012 was to be no exception as Mr Sun merrily shone his rays down on our first proper day of summer. Jimmy and I made our… View Post

My Introduction to Barefoot Running

Some of my readers may recall that Jog Blog kindly donated a pair of Vibram Five Fingers to me as I’ve been really interested in dipping into the world of barefoot running. I like being barefoot and other than my penchant for a fabulous pair of high heels, I’m not really a massive fan of wearing shoes. I like being barefoot, I like the feeling of being free and I really like to wiggle my toes. My toe wiggling may or may not have contributed to the tension around the toes in my right foot,… View Post

Nutrition for Runners

If like me you’re keen to run on a regular basis, then you will want to make sure that you are eating the right foods to provide you with plenty of energy. With this in mind, here is a quick guide to some of the culinary creations which you may want to try if you’re keen to go the distance and improve your stamina. Although most diets which are aiming at weight-loss will tell you to avoid complex carbohydrates found in foods such as bread and pasta, these foods can actually prove essential for runners.… View Post