We ended Great Run Herbalife!

If you follow me on social media, you will see how vocal Stephen and I have been over our disgust with regards to the Great Run and Herbalife nutrition partnership. If we’re Facebook friends, then you’ll know it’s virtually the only thing I’ve spoken about over the last couple of days. I would apologise for spamming you all, but I’m not going to do that. I ranted. I blogged. I set up a petition. Stephen and I took to Twitter. We got our message in front of influential people (thank you, Ben Coomber). Then last… View Post

An open letter to “slow” marathon runners

Dear “Slow” Marathon Runner I bet you can’t believe that tomorrow is the big day. The Virgin Money London Marathon 2017. You might be thinking “f**k, that came around fast!” You’re probably a bit nervous, a bit scared and a lot excited, all at once. You might be a first time marathon runner, or you might be lacing up for the tenth time. Funny how the mixture of pre-race nerves and excitement never fades though. I did London in 2015. It took me well over 6 hours. 6:20ish, I think was the actual time. Not… View Post

Running Struggle

I’ve been finding running a real struggle again recently. I had started to fall back in love with it, then I moved house. It was really chaotic and I wasn’t really running much. Then I did the North London Half Marathon and it really hurt and I felt awful afterward. I deserved to feel physically rough as I wasn’t in good shape for it, but I also felt mentally drained.     I had booked in to do a 50 mile ultra marathon on April 1st. I had a tactic in my head after the… View Post

North London Half Marathon 2017 Race Review

A couple of weeks back, I took part in the North London Half Marathon for the second year in a row. I had a tough race in 2016, having suffered from gastric flu leading up to the event. I was looking forward to hopefully doing myself justice this year as a member of the #NLSquad.     Perfectly timed for those training for a spring marathon, the North London Half gives runners the opportunity to test their fitness on a closed road race and the cost, for London, is reasonable, starting at £38. Your entry… View Post

Active Travel: Bluestone National Park

Based in Pembrokeshire, Wales, Bluestone National Park is an all weather resort, suitable for families, couples and friends alike. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit this stunningly beautiful part of the UK, as a Bluestone Blogger. We were offered a 4 night midweek break and the use of a Gateholm Lodge for the duration of our stay. A good 5 hour drive from Sidcup, Bluestone boasts 500 acres of woodland to explore. Although we visited toward the end of January when weather can be questionable, the odd rainfall didn’t detract from… View Post