Tips For Race Day Accomodation

Post in collaboration with InterContinental Hotels Planning a big city race involves logistics. Sadly, it isn’t always as simple as getting into your running kit, charging your watch and running. They become a mission in bag drops, getting to the start, getting away from the finish and often, working out where to stay. Many big races now start early and require runners to turn up before public transport can realistically get them there. Or they require you to turn up the day before for your race pack, in which case, you may as well stay… View Post

The Great Sports Bra Workout

A while back, I shared this image I created about how hard it is to do up a sports bra to my Facebook page:     I still maintain that this is true. Yesterday, I decided to take myself out for a short run in the afternoon to clear my head. Just a 20 minute bimble. Prior to my run, I spent 20 minutes trying to do up my damn sports bra. Don’t get me wrong, it’s SO important to wear them and I swear by this particular style as NOTHING moves. But they also… View Post

SKINS DNAmic Compression Clothing Review

We’re now well into 2017 and I’m starting to gradually increase my running mileage in light of the fact that the North London Half Marathon is fast approaching. Training is also a great opportunity to try out new bits of running kit to discover what works for you and what doesn’t. With this in mind, when SKINS contacted me to ask me if I wanted to try out the SKINS DNAmic Thermal range, I jumped at the chance.     What is SKINS Compression Clothing? There’s a lot of science behind SKINS. But to put… View Post

Saucony Hurricane Iso 2 Review

It can be difficult to review running shoes. It’s very important to remember that we are all different and that while one pair of shoes can suit one runner, they may not suit another runner. If you get a pair of running shoes and you develop foot pain, it doesn’t mean that the shoes are bad. It just means that they’re not right for you. I’m very lucky that I often get sent shoes to try out. Some are great, some aren’t right for me. For the past year, I’ve been running in my beloved… 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