London Marathon – A Rant

It’s a bit unfair of me to criticise the London Marathon, especially in light of the fact that I have not run it. I will not be running in 2014 either. This magazine dropped through the letterbox on Thursday. For the fourth year in a row. Once again, I am a reject. In light of recent news, I could not have run anyway and would have had to have defer until 2015. Yes, ok, why should I have had a place if I was just going to defer anyway? But at least I could look… View Post

Why you shouldn’t put off going …

On Thursday, my boyfriend said “Right, I have made an executive decision, I need a good run so I am definitely going to parkrun on Saturday”. On Friday, my boyfriend said “I might go to parkrun tomorrow”. This morning I said “are you going to parkrun?” My boyfriend said, “naaaaaaaaah”. The moral of the story? Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today. Or you’ll never go for your run. Or train for that marathon.

Being a parkrun Volunteer

It’s been a busy few weeks, including a fantastic trip to Denmark. I have also had some good news which I will be sharing shortly, thus my short blogging hiatus. However, this does now mean an influx of blog posts as I have a lot to talk about, including an upcoming competition, a review on raspberry ketone and thoughts on competing under pressure. For now though, it is the turn of a parkrun blog. Not as a runner this time, but as a volunteer. For the unaware, parkrun organise free, timed 5k runs every week… View Post

Juneathon 9: Eltham Park 5 Review

After enjoying the Greenwich Parkrun yesterday with Jo, we made the decision to run in the Eltham Park 5, organised by the New Eltham Joggers. I’m making a return after a dodgy ankle and poor Jo has been suffering with back pain, so this was a bit of a comeback race for both of us. The race was mostly off-road, taking in trails and was absolutely beautiful, although surprisingly tough. It was overcast and chilly this morning, which for me is just perfect. Alas, the sun did make an appearance during the race and it… View Post