For our family summer holiday this year, we chose to visit the picturesque Black Forest, looking forward to a week of fresh air, mountain views and getting back to nature. The Black Forest (German: Schwarzwald ) is a large forested mountain range in south-west Germany, in the state of Baden-Württemberg. It is the source of the Danube and Neckar rivers. First up, before reaching the Black Forest, we had... Continue Reading →
A long run to Southwark parkrun – and the start of Chicago marathon training!
It seems an incredibly long time ago now, December 2019 in fact, since I heard I had been lucky enough to obtain a Chicago marathon place. This ticket has been rolled over, deferred and reclaimed numerous times, but finally, hopefully I will be able to attend the race this year in October. Which means it... Continue Reading →
Running the Monsal Trail – Peak District
We're on holiday this week in the beautiful Peak District. With so much of the past year spent staying very close to home in London, it feels incredibly freeing to be here amongst the rolling hills and limestone dales - so much fresh air and wide open space! I ALWAYS make sure to pack my... Continue Reading →
Running 100km in a week – with Centurion One Community
Any regular readers will have probably realised by now that I do love to set myself regular running challenges; be that a new PB or a virtual event. Having just recently ticked off both my Six Pack Revolution fitness training and my Garmin Coach 5 km improvers plan, I was feeling somewhat bereft and without... Continue Reading →
Trying out the Garmin Coach 5km training plan
This spring, with no half or full marathon races on the horizon any time soon, I thought now would be the ideal time to put aside the long training runs, and turn my focus towards the shorter distances for a change. Especially with the very welcome recent news that parkrun is hoping to restart it's... Continue Reading →
The Six Pack Revolution – 75 day body transformation plan
As with so many of us, the first half of 2020 was a bit of a struggle for me. When the first lockdown hit, I suddenly found myself flung into juggling working from home, with homeschooling two young children. I never felt at the time as if my eating habits really changed, but my anxiety... Continue Reading →
The 40th London Marathon (virtual edition)!
So today was the day of the Virtual London Marathon, something I had been looking forward to and training towards for the last six weeks. With the mass-participation event cancelled, London were allowing participants to put all their training miles to good use and earn their medal by completing the marathon distance on October 4th,... Continue Reading →
Three Years – and a few learnings along the way
It’s been three years since the header photo on the left was taken. This was my first ever race, a challenge I had set myself to run 10km, with all intentions of stopping afterwards and returning to my rather sedentary life. But instead, while training for that race, something clicked into place, sending me on... Continue Reading →
100 miles of May
It’s been a crazy couple of months hasn’t it? For me, lockdown came just when I was ramping up all my spring training and getting ready for an enjoyably full calendar of races to look forward to. I’ve always used upcoming races as milestones to base my training around, but with the future of all... Continue Reading →
Take your parkrunning to the next level with Running Challenges!
One of the many things I love about parkrun is how versatile it is to fit in with the needs of all types of runners. You can turn up every now and then with no commitment, run/walk just for fun, or take it a bit more seriously, it’s totally up to you! Over the years,... Continue Reading →