What kind of runner are you?

Last year the BBC published a list of the 10 different types of runners there are, unfortunately the only reference to women of size was the use of running for weight-loss, I mean its impossible to think that us larger ladies simply just like running for the sake of it, with or without the weight-loss. Here is … Continue reading

Dances with Fat

Last night I asked the following question over on our active Facebook page “Who knows what #HAES stands for” It was met with a few wise arse comments, a couple of “I dunno’s” and a few “I knows” If truth me known a year ago I didn’t know what it meant either, as it is … Continue reading

The Zen of Getting Drenched!!

Rain, rain go away come again another day. That is the song I found myself singing to my daughter over this bank holiday weekend as the weather put a stop to some of the fun activities we had planned. There’s one thing for me to head out into the rain for hours on end but … Continue reading

Being FAT is NO Joke

Why Fat is not Funny

I’ve had the title for this blog hanging around for a while, so seeing it is April Fools day why not use it hey? I remember a few years ago watching something on daytime TV about a new miracle weightloss product not realising it was April 1st. The feature showed a special cream that is put … 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

Panache Sport Sportsbra Review

It is the last Sunday of the month today, which means only one thing at the Fat Girls Guide to Running HQ – #onebigfatrun the FREE virtual 5K for plus sized runners that I coordinate. You see I have a dreamt get 1 million FAT runners taking part in this event to show that overweight … Continue reading

Do you wanna know why I blog??

I am in one of those frustrating hard to describe moods today where I don’t know how I feel, what I want to do…or even what I think about things. For example I have changed my mind twenty times at least today about whether to go for a run or not this evening, and I … Continue reading

One Big Fat Run in November

Sunday marked our fourth mass participation event for plus sized runners #onebigfatrun, a virtual 5k that is FREE to sign up to and open to anyone willing to get involved. There event is going from strength to strength and really building momentum with runners of all shapes and sizes from all over the world, but … Continue reading

Xmas is coming…

And I’m definitely not getting Fat…ter!!! A few weeks ago with exactly 12 weeks until Christmas Day, I launched “Fattys Xmas Weightloss Challenge” on my Facebook page with the aim of helping my followers lose a stone before the New Year, I was going to take part myself of course…and I am almost still on … 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

I Target FAT People

A few years ago Sport England did a big piece of work known as “market segmentation” where based on a huge research project called the “Active People Survey” they were able to come up with a set number of social profiles which identified certain sporting behaviour which then helped those working in Sport across the … 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

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