Cancer Research “Dryathlon” and why I won’t be taking part

Have you heard of the Cancer Research Dryathlon? Simply put, this is it: No alcohol. For January. For Cancer Research UK. They claim this to be the nation’s first “Dryathlon.” Really? This seems to me like another word for a detox. I’m pretty sure that thousands of people nationwide have been doing this, especially in January, for years. I have a few bones to pick about what I consider a pretty pathetic excuse for a fundraiser. Before I go on, let me just make a few things clear as I am well aware that this… View Post

Guaranteed London Marathon Places – Run for Backcare!

I don’t often promote specific charities, but I’ve made an exception this time. I received an email from Backcare and they are looking for runners to join their team, raising money to commission scientific research into back pain. I have suffered from chronic back pain for the last 13 years, so I know just how painful and miserable it can be and research into this can only be a good thing. They’re also ethical and responded to my inquiry about animal testing promptly with the following answer: ‘I can confirm that we do not fund,… View Post

Get real results with a personal trainer!

Sponsored Post So you want to get fit, lose weight and look good? Who doesn’t? Lots of people are really good at this. They get up, go to the gym, do their daily yoga/ pilates/ yogalates and, whilst working up a sweat, they also manage to stick to a ridiculously difficult ‘diet’. It makes you want to eat a double cheese burger just thinking about it! Not everyone is good at sticking to a hardcore regime, however, and, in order for them to get the most out of working out, they need someone to stand… View Post

RUNSportShoes Day

I was really excited after being invited to spend the day in Brighton by SportShoes  at a day full of running and fitness activities. It sounded absolutely excellent, not to mention a good excuse to catch up with Jog Blog and meet Lesley, who I owe cake after she was such an angel in offering advice after a nasty rental experience. Alas, work got in the way, a deadline had to be met and it was with much grumpiness, I ended up not being able to go. By all accounts it was a fabulous day,… View Post

Train with Jess Ennis – Winner!

Thanks to those of you who entered my competition to win a copy of adidas miCoach. Blimey though, I had no idea that so few of my readers own the consoles. I bet I’d have had lots of entries had it been an opportunity to train with the real Jess Ennis! Anyway, the lucky winner of the game is Notmuchofarunner, selected by the Random Number Generator. He says: I deserve to win ‘cos then I will be thin. No more a chunky porker but the adonis within. Actually, I don’t deserve it at all as… View Post