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

Even a storm couldn’t stop me running

So the UK is in the grip of a storm frenzy, although as I sit here in the warmth of my flat I can’t see much of a storm happening outside my window, it looks a little damp but there is a glimpse of sunshine still. The storm apparently kicked off yesterday and there have … Continue reading

To parkrun or NOT to parkrun

My alarm went off as normal at 8am and shortly after Rose woke up for a feed, so by the time my 8.15 reminder went off I could quite easily have stayed in bed. “I thought you were going parkrun” I heard from his side of the bed “Yeah, I was” came the answer, but … Continue reading

It’s all going on in Stratford Park tonight

This evening, seeing as the weather was still so nice I decided to go to my local sweatshop stores running club. I went to this for a while last year before getting pregnant and quiteenjoyed the 5K route, which went from Westfield in stratford to Forest Gate and back again, and fancied some of the … Continue reading

Happy 100th Birthday Wanstead Flats parkrun

I did my first parkrun back in 2008, I got up ridiculously early to meet a friend in Wimbledon and it took me 37 minutes and 28 seconds to run around the course. Today I took part in the Wanstead Flats one hundreth parkrun, which for me was the 4th attempt on this course, where … Continue reading

I want a medal just for getting up

So for the last 3 weeks I’ve been saying “right tomorrow I’m gonna get up and do Parkrun” and every Saturday morning I’ve rolled back over in bed and not gone. But something has to shift Rose is 8 weeks old and not only can I not fit into any of my pre pregnancy clothes, … Continue reading

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