What Running Has Taught Me: On Being Self-Employed

What running has taught me - Picture of me at work, and me at the end of the Chiltern Challenge

Have you ever had one of those moments? You know the ones that slap you in the face and you realise there’s a choice to be made. This was me in terms of my job last year. So, what has running taught me? It had been brewing for a while. I was walking down a nondescript corridor in Whitehall and the thought entered my head ‘I can’t do this anymore, […]

Running on Full Nominated for The Running Awards

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 Running Awards 2018. Sorry to the person next to me on the bus, you probably thought I was a little insane! This is London… I’m honoured and excited at the same time. So if you’ve liked what you’ve read here, and shameless I know, vote for me. Go check out […]

The Fat Girls’ Guide to Marathon Running By Julie Creffield

Fat Girls Guide to marathon running

Ah, the excitement of marathons. It’s hard not to get caught up. If you’ve ever had that crazy thought ‘I want to run a marathon’ but feel too fat, too old, too unfit, or indeed have naysayers in your life laughing at you for the mere mention of it, the Fat Girls’ Guide to Marathon Running is for you. Or indeed, if you’ve had someone say, ‘You’ll never run a […]

Sweet Potato Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Sweet potato cake - the finished product

Ahh, sweet potato cake, what’s not to love. I love the humble sweet potato as you can see by the related recipes. But rarely is it used in sweet treats or desserts and this seems a real shame. Sweet potatoes are a great source of fibre as fully of vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium, selenium, most of the B vitamins and vitamin C. And they’re packed full of beta-carotene. […]

Kasim: 7 Marathons in 7 Days for Grenfell

7 marathons in 7 days

What do you say to someone who tells you they’re about to run 7 marathons in 7 days to raise funds for Grenfell? To run from Manchester to London? Added to this was the line, ‘I’m not really a runner.’ My thoughts came in rapid fire, from that’s insane yet really amazing to ooh, that’s going to be tough. What I said? ‘That’s amazing,’ and then of course I asked […]

Karkoa Sports Bag Review

Karkoa Sports Bag Review

Karkoa sports bag review – When the folks from Karkoa got in touch asking me to review a bag of my choosing, I jumped onto their website to have a look. In having a good look through, what struck me is how well thought out and attractive these bags are. I said YES – what’s a runner to do? When putting this to the test, my key questions were: Is […]

The Grumpy Runner: When Autumn Hits

grumpy runner

I am the grumpy runner. This came to the fore on Sunday. It was one of those runs where each step is like wading through treacle. I got out the front door late. I’d procrastinated – cleaning, a few tweets, another coffee. The weather was mild albeit a little grim. My plan was to do about 6 miles with some hills thrown in for good measure. Mile 1 – sucked. […]