Newark junior parkrun report

Now Rose is four, I have been desperate to take her to junior parkrun. For those who are unaware, junior parkrun is the little sibling of parkrun. It’s held on Sunday mornings for those aged 4-14 and it’s a free, timed, 2km run. Rose loves running around at school and playing outside but she hasn’t really shown much interest in running until recently when she looked at me and asked if she could come out for a run with me. So off we went and Rose did her first mile. We went again the following… View Post

How to get the most from your …

The right sports bra is absolutely essential for exercise. A badly fitting bra, the wrong style of bra, or even a worn out bra can lead to pain and irreversible damage. It’s not enough to make sure you’ve got the right style and the right fit. It’s also crucial to look after it. If you’re sitting there thinking “errrr, it’s a sports bra, not a pet dog,” you’ve come to the right place.   Rotate your bras Have you got a sports bra you love? Brilliant. Now go and get at least one other. Rotate… View Post

Finsbury parkrun report

A few weeks back, I paid a visit to London to watch my friend Lindsay in the London Marathon. I haven’t done any parkruns this year, so I got the train at the crack of dawn to take advantage of some parkrun tourism, deciding to pay a visit to Finsbury. I arranged with Lindsay that I would meet her at King’s Cross and introduce her to her first parkrun outside Northern Ireland.     Finsbury parkrun is located in Finsbury Park and is extremely accessible on public transport. It’s just a short walk from Manor… View Post

MISFIT Vapor Smartwatch Review

I like a gadget. Whilst I am only too aware of my dependency on tech, often to my detriment, I still can’t resist a gadget. I love the fact that it seems there is a piece of tech to do everything now. Except bread makers. I really like kneading dough, but I digress. I was recently sent a MISFIT Vapor Smartwatch for review. I had previously tested out the MISFIT Flash and hated it. It looked like a prison tag and didn’t work, so I never considered MISFIT products again. However, I was interested in… View Post

The Importance of Sleep for Runners

Post in collaboration with Groupon We all know how important it is to get a good sleep. We know we’ll feel more energised for a good night’s shut-eye, yet instead we depend on a pick up from Costa or an oh-so-delicious Nescafe instant to get us through the morning, having gone to bed too late, or simply not had good enough quality sleep. It’s easily done when you stay up finishing emails, checking Facebook, having a quick 5 minutes of Theme Hospital that turns into 5 hours (oh, that’s just me). When you’re active, it’s… View Post