British 10k 2014

“Tigers re supposed to run fast” she screamed leaning over the barrier. “Raarrrgggghhhh” I replied baring my teeth. How the hell are you supposed to explain to a 7 year old whilst running at 13 miles per hour that you’re a little bit tired and a little bit hot after running 9.5 kilometers in a … Continue reading

Run Fatty Run

Walking into the office on a Monday morning after a heavy weekend I was bombarded by one of the sports team “You are going to do the run on Saturday too right?” she said enthusiastically I was coordinating volunteers for the launch of Newham Councils community fit club an initiative to get residents excited about … Continue reading

Top 10 tips for choosing your first race

Running races is an integral part of being a runner, that’s not to say you have to run them but they are a great motivator. If I hadn’t of entered that 3k fun run all those years ago I may never have discovered my love of running and I would never have continued to up … Continue reading

Run Hackney 2014

Half marathons are few and far between in good old London Town and that is for a number of reasons, but in part because logistically it is very complex and expensive to close off roads in the city that pretty much doesn’t sleep. But during the London 2012 Olympic games a lot of boroughs learnt … Continue reading

Southend Half Marathon 2014

I have always said that anything longer than a half marathon or bigger is worth travelling for, and anything shorter than that hardly seems worth the hassle. Southend is only an hours drive from me in East London but we still decided to make it a bit of a road trip, we being myself, and … Continue reading

Brighton Marathon 2014

At 7am yesterday morning I made the mile and a bit journeyuphill through Brighton to Preston Park for the start of the Brighton Marathon 2014. The streets were empty bar a few stragglers from the previous evenings festivities, the only sound was the seagulls which had kept me awake for most of the night. I … Continue reading

Why every FAT person should run a Marathon

As you read this post I am somewhere along the route of a 26.2 mile race on the south coast of England, I am running a marathon. The Brighton Marathon. However, I am not a marathon runner in the normal sense of the word. I do not have a running coach, or a sponsor or … Continue reading

Test Track 10

I haven’t actually participated in a race as such since October so I was looking forward to running in race conditions today, and what with yesterday’s welcome return of Sunshine to London I was optimistic that the conditions would be good. Hmmmm. I awoke at 7am to a very grey and damp morning…and also a … Continue reading

Who says FAT girl can’t run track?

I had an email yesterday from a 16 year old girl who was looking for some running advice. She told me that she weighs close to 300lbs and her biggest ambition is to run track. Now from this I gathered she is from the states, because here in the UK we don’t really use that … Continue reading

A Mathematics Class

I have never been any good at maths, I even failed my maths GCSE at school…twice in fact. I had to re-sit my exams while at college to try and get the C all the teachers tell you that you must have to succeed in life, but alas only got another D so in the … Continue reading

What is so bad about coming last

There are only two certainties within any kind of running race. A runner will come first and another will come last. In some cases there will only be a millisecond in it, perhaps requiring a photo finish and in others there could be an hour or mores wait for the last person to come home. … Continue reading

Why half marathons make you FAT

“Ooh you should take up running, that will help you lose weight”…yeah right, you’d think so hey? But it doesn’t quite work like that. Six weeks ago I weighed 16 stone 5lbs, after being on a gradual downward trajectory with my weight loss, losing close to 4 stone since having my daughter in January, however … Continue reading

The Lisbon Rock n Roll Half Marathon

I have always fancied a race with a dramatic bridge crossing, but nothing prepared me for the pure spectacle that today’s race provided. My friend and fellow fattymustrun recruit Mary warned me that the organisation for this run would be super, as the Portuguese are great at these things apparently, and when we went to … Continue reading

Mum on the Run

So I’m sitting here 20,000 feet up in the air somewhere over the skies of Spain and I’ve just remembered the thing I knew I would forget, well I didn’t know exactly what it would be that I would forget but I knew it would be something, it always is. Despite the fact I have … Continue reading

What the hell is a VIRTUAL run?

The term Virtuality means the quality of having attributes of something without sharing its real or imagined physical form…however in the case of virtual running I think perhaps this is a little misleading, I mean you do have to run ultimately and that is kinda physical…like really!! Virtual running is not a completely new concept…who … Continue reading

Richmond Running Festival

The problem with entering a new race, as in the first year of a race is that not only do you not know what to expect but neither does anyone else. The route, the atmosphere, the field, the organisation… so many unknowns. Richmond Running Festival was one of those inaugural races, well three actually, the … Continue reading

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