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

The benefits of running with a friend

I’m still running fine. I had a really enjoyable couple of runs over Easter, including a lovely run in the pouring rain with a local running friend, Laura, on Easter Monday. Yes, that’s right. It was hammering down with rain and I still had a really enjoyable run. We ran about 4k out along the town and around the outskirts of town, splashing water over each other, flooding our trainers, freezing cold, wringing water from our sodden hair and then had a lovely catch up over a desperately wanted hot drink to warm up. And… View Post

Running fine

I keep falling in and out of love with running at the moment. I made the decision a little while back that I was going to do another marathon. I decided to do this as I am someone who benefits from having a challenge to train for. I’m still picking and choosing which one, but I think it will be a spring 2019 marathon. Meanwhile, I’m working on getting the love back. It’s coming back. Going out still feels like a chore, but I am enjoying it once I am out which is half the… View Post

Overcoming obstacles to empower women with Spartan

Today is International Women’s Day 2018. It’s a day to celebrate the achievements of women. It’s a day to celebrate commitment towards our #PressForProgress. We want to see a level playing field for men and women. Step forward Spartan Race, the world’s leading OCR (obstacle course race for those new to the term). A race to get muddy. A race to test your endurance. A race to test your mental strength. A race to level the playing field between men and women. Despite the common misconception that OCRs are dominated by men, 40% of Spartan… View Post

Dear brand, we need to talk about …

Dear Virtually Every Women’s Sports Clothing Brand Ever, We need to talk. We need to talk urgently and we need to talk about pockets. Why do you never include decent pockets in your running ranges? Half the time you don’t bother at all and on the rare occasions that you do, the pockets are only good for a gnat’s cock. Yes, they really are that small and impractical.     When I go running, I like to take my front door key. You know, the thing that allows me to get back indoors. I suppose… View Post