Runner of the Month – Sue Lenton

Name Sue Lenton Age 52 Where do you live? Sidcup BMI and/or Dress Size I don’t like being defined by a number but BMI is 30. When did you start running and why? I started running at age 50, I wanted to find a form of exercise I enjoyed. In October 2011 I was 21 … 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

What does June have that May doesn’t?

No its not a joke…its Juneathon of course. What do you mean you don’t know what Juneathon is? Where have you been? Ok. Lets start at the beginning. I got involved in Juneathon this time last year fitting in perfectly to my goal of getting fit and losing some of my baby weight now that … Continue reading

Warning: Jogger/Plodder = Not Real Runner

It’s not often that I blog twice in one day, especially not on a Saturday when most blogs go unread anyway, in fact it may well be because it is a Saturday that the indiscretion I want to discuss has gone largely unnoticed. But I have to vent and bring it to your attention. So … Continue reading

Why you should always run your local Half Marathon

So the half marathon is my absolute favourite distance when it comes to races and today I have been tallying up just how many half marathons I have done over the years, and in fact it is less than I thought. A grand total of 9 (unless I have forgotten some) Run to the Beat x … Continue reading

The secret to being a PROPER runner!!

So the secret to being a proper runner is…. Wait for it…. Listen in… …If you run, if you move your feet one after the other faster than walking pace and with a little bit of space between your trainers and the floor…guess what?? YOU ARE ALREADY A PROPER RUNNER There is no secret, well … 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

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

Are you lucky enough to have a home gym??

I thought not. Me neither. Or have I?? Just one second. Silly me…of course I have. Look there’s the Running Machine behind the door that I bought 5 years ago and have used less than 20 times. Oh and the other halfs weights bench and weights bar, 2 kettlebells (8kg and 12kg), a skipping rope, … Continue reading

My Perfect Weight

I simply love getting something for nothing, something I didn’t have to pay for…something Free!!! So I was delighted to discover a new pop up bookshop in my local shopping centre where you can pick up 3 books each time you visit at no cost. The shop is run by local volunteers and part of … Continue reading

A-Z of Running

When I first started running I was a little bamboozled by all of the terminology that come with running, it can be so overwhelming and basically it just makes you feel really thick when you are talking about running to other runners. So I have pulled together an A-Z of the most useful terms for … Continue reading

My problem with the RunningMat

The title of this blog might be a bit misleading, as it should at least read my problems (plural) with the RunningMat, or if I was being completely honest and a little mean I suppose…”What a load of shite!!” I know you shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth and the people behind this … Continue reading

A Housewife’s Ton Up

I don’t live in a house, and I’m not married…but on an official form I suppose I would have to tick the box that says housewife, or homemaker…although my other half may beg to differ when it comes to the limited amount of housework I actually do. But that is not the point. The weather … Continue reading

Now thats what I call a workout

I have been having a nightmare trying to get to an aerobics class this week. I have been wanting to do a body conditioning, circuits or legs bum and tums class for a while for my final test of my Zaggora Pants,  yesterday I found out my local gyms crèche needs to be booked 6 … Continue reading

The Great Outdoors

I must have very sweet tasting blood you know as I have been bitten to pieces. So much for exercise being good for you, I’ve probably lost half a stone tonight and thats just through rapid blood loss. I have in fact been at BMF tonight, and for those of you not in the know … Continue reading

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