On waiting for the London Marathon Ballot Results

London Marathon Ballot

WARNING: This is a very silly post. A couple hundred thousand of us are anxiously awaiting the outcomes of the London Marathon Ballot Results. As I write this, folks on social media are sharing their news – You’re in!… or …. Sorry! For me, it […]

Happy Times: Nominated for The Running Awards 2018

2018 Running Awards - Favourite blog

I emitted a squeal of excitement when I got the email saying I’d been nominated for Favourite Blog in the UK Running Awards 2018. Sorry to the person next to me on the bus, you probably thought I was a little insane! This is London… […]

A newbie in sports nutrition products: Science in Sport product review

sports nutrition products

At the beginning of the year I was a newbie in sports nutrition products. I remember on a long run last year, a friend giving me a gel to try. After taking the smallest of slurps, I came very close to spitting it out. Then […]

6 Tips on Putting Together a Training Plan

tips on training plan

I’ve been running on and off for five years now. It’s only this year I’ve really worked on putting together a training plan that works for me. There are some key elements I’ve included which might be helpful if you’re struggling to develop a plan […]

Why motivation sucks (and how to get your arse out the door)

Why motivation sucks

Why motivation sucks – this is one I’ve been thinking about for a while. If I waited for the motivation genie to strike, I’d rarely get out the door to go for a run. I don’t know about you but ‘motivating’ quotes like ‘Difficult roads […]

Chickpea, Feta & Coriander Salad

Chickpea, feta and coriander salad

Chickpeas, feta, coriander with a hint of chilli in one bowl – it works for lunch, for dinner, for BBQs. This salad is lush with a fantastic combination of textures and flavours. And chickpeas are truly kick arse when it comes to nutritional value with a […]

Race Review: Thames River Relay

River relay

I’m chuffed. Yesterday I ran 4.9 miles as part of the Thames River Relay. I beat my predicted time by over 45 seconds per mile! Post-ultra, I decided I wanted to get faster so I’ve been doing self-styled speed sessions over the last month. While […]

Footnotes: How Running Makes Us Human by Vybarr Cregan-Reid

Footnotes

Review of Footnotes: How running makes us human by Vybarr Cregan-Reid (2016)   Have you ever looked at a landscape painting or photo and wondered what it would be like to run through it? The crunch of leaves and gravel underfoot, the smell, the birdsong, […]

The Art of Running Faster by Julian Goater and Don Melvin

running faster

Review of The Art of Running Faster: Improve technique, training, and performance by Julian Goater and Don Melvin  (2012)   ‘Don’t practice plodding,’ the key takeaway from The Art of Running Faster. And running is an art – just watch Paula Radcliffe or Mo Farah […]