Your Pace Or Mine? Book Review

As part of The Runner Beans Book Club, I’ve been reading Your Pace Or Mine by Lisa Jackson*. Although I finished the book a while back, I’ve been meaning to review it for quite a while. Sadly, it seems the pace of my reviewing is about the same as my running – not very quick.     Lisa, the author, is perhaps not what you would expect from a marathon runner who has now joined the “100 Marathon Club”. She completed number 100 at a Saxons, Vikings, Normans event I attended in April and she… View Post

How I Fell In Love With Running …

I’ve had a little bit of a love/hate relationship with running over the last few months. I loved getting my 50th parkrun milestone done at last, but I hated how painful some of the runs felt on the way. I have been bored running around where I live, I’ve lacked the motivation to get faster, but at the same time, I’ve missed running faster. There’s no pleasing me sometimes. I think a large part of it has come from the fact that I was focussing much more on covering distance, rather than covering shorter distances… View Post

My Running Year in Review 2016

Yes, I’m jumping on that bandwagon of writing a review of my year. Granted, there’s still 3 days left of 2016, but I’m not going to be running any races over the next 3 days so it seems like a good time to review my year in fitness and running. I had a couple of goals in the back of my mind for 2016 – I wanted to edge my 10k back under an hour and I wanted to get close to my pre-Rose 5k PB. Neither happened, but it was an interesting year.  … View Post

Last minute Christmas gifts for running fans

I know I’m very late writing this – it’s December 23rd, meaning that the last day for shopping before the big day is tomorrow. But if you’re anything like me, you’ll have left it to the last-minute anyway. And if you’ve got a runner in your life, maybe you’re wondering what to get them, especially if you’re a non runner. So here are my top picks, for the runner in your life. Running shoes Runners love new running shoes. Of course, you can’t really get these as a surprise unless you know the exact model… View Post

Join my #NLSquad at the North London …

One great thing for motivation is to register for a race. I’m now looking at my calendar for next year and I’m pleased to announce that I will be taking part in the North London Half Marathon as a race ambassador.  Taking place at Wembley on 12th March, this out and back route runs Stadium to Stadium from Wembley to Saracens’ Allianz Park. After a lap round the stadium, it’s time to turn back to Wembley where it’s promised that you’ll get to cross The Greatest Finish Line In The World! I have an axe… View Post