Autumn Kit Picks

The weather quickly changed here in the UK last week; the clocks went back and then BOOM! The bitter cold, wet weather hit the country meaning all us runners started freezing our tits off during our morning runs. So, last weekend I packed away my shorts and tanks back into my kit draw and stacked my wardrobe shelves with my thermal leggings and Autumn/Winter pieces. My favorite pieces have to be from the Adidas Climaheat collection. It may be a […]

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The Royal Legion’s Poppy Run

Last Sunday I took part in the Royal Legion’s Poppy Run in Chelmsford with Hulk. I have been dying to race with Hulk ever since we got him, so it was a great coincidence that the Poppy Run I signed up for the week before was pet friendly! I knew that I wanted to race 5K during November to commemorate the end of my couch to 5K programme section in my marathon training plan. The Poppy Run Series held by […]

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How To Train Your Dog To Run

Dogs love to get outside and run off energy round the park, so they make great running partners. My Husky loves to run alongside me every morning, and now he is in the routine I’ve never got the option to slack. The problem is that most dogs are not ready to run long distances from the get go as just like you they need training. So how do you train them? Well for starters you need to make sure that […]

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Off Season Plans

Although I have not blogged since the beginning of the year properly, I have still been competing where I can. Life took a sudden turn in July (just as I started to get my mojo back for running and writing – Typical!), thus I had to spend my spare time focusing on family time rather than blogging. With everything settling down as best as it can right now, I have started planning my off season training. 2018 will see my complete; Virgin’s London Marathon, Ride London, […]

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Midnight Marathon: Kit Checklist

After taking part in HARP24 a few months back with my running club, I got the bug for night-time running and decided to sign up for a midnight marathon. It’s all come around very quickly as this weekend I take on the Cancer Research challenge to complete 26.2 miles before sunrise and I couldn’t be more excited. Seeing as I have another smaller event on Saturday I will have to spend the time in-between recuperating as much as possible so I have […]

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Why I Am Deferring My Great North Run Place

I decided to enter the ballot for the Great North Run in honour of my Nan. Of course, along with the other 10 million people that enter, I didn’t think I would secure a place first time around, but sure enough the acceptance email landed in my inbox a few months later and I couldn’t believe it. Without fail my Nan, who lived in Newcastle, would head out every year would head into town to watch the runners go by […]

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What I’ve Been Up To.

My last post was just short of three months ago and as much as I’d like to blame that all on life getting in the way, the truth is I lost my mojo following a rather large downward spiral of events. Of course, I’ve still been running and training as much as possible, however when it comes down to sitting and writing all about it, I’ve opted to get tucked up in bed for a nap instead. Throughout June and […]

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A Month In Fitness: June

May was a little dull fitness-wise thanks to a chest infection, which resulted a trip to A&E in an ambulance, wiping me out of three races and a lot of training. Therefore I am ever so excited to jump back into training this month. Race season is in full swing and there are plenty of events this month that I could get my teeth into, however with Southend 1/2 Marathon only five weeks away I am going to stick to short […]

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Race Recap: Race For Life Southend 2017

On Sunday I took part in Southend’s annual Race for Life Event at Garrons Park.  This event is always well organised, well marshaled and fun to take part in given the cause. I had been planning all week to aim for a Personal Best at the race seeing as this was the event I set my 5k PB that has been unbeatable since.  The plan was to head out for lap one at an easy jog pace, then step it […]

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Oh Hey New Running Shoes: Brooks Addiction 12’s

Since returning to training I have not felt comfortable in my running shoes. I have been running in Nike Pegasus trainers since 2012 and haven’t had many problems until I started long distance running – then I got injured (I promise I will stop talking about this soon). At first I thought it was me, but when running last week during my BRICK training I couldn’t be bothered to swap out of my old cycling trainers into my running shoes […]

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