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

Watch out Alan Sugar

Money has never been that important to me, but that being said I’ve been aware of it from quite an early age and always managed to find a way of acquiring it some how. Aged 7 I used to convince my sister that my handful of coppers were more valuable than her shiny £1 coin. … 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 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

How to end parkrun fear FOREVER!!

I have been doing parkrun since 2008 when a friend encouraged me to go to Wimbledon Common to take part, I didn’t realise at that point that there were ones closer to me, but it was worth the early morning schlep across town and signalled the start of a new way of spending my Saturday … 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

Mothers Day Giveaway

I need your help. I really need your help. And I need it this weekend. I need your help to get my eBook “99 ways to run with a baby” to No.1 in the Amazon eBook sales…and in time for Mothers Day. It can be done, I just need YOU my loyal readers to help … Continue reading

Are you a big FAT bore of a friend?

Apparently skinny women find that having a Fat friend can be a real bore, well that’s according to an article in The Mail newspaper today…whatever next? And who the hell are Angela and Bernadette anyway? According to this article having a Fat friend can be real hard work, what with having to tip toe around … Continue reading

99 Ways to run with a baby

At a guess I would imagine the average first time marathoner is in their late twenties? maybe its even later in life that desire to run long takes a hold. My daughter however first made her way round the iconic London Marathon route at only 5 weeks, no not 5 weeks old…5 weeks in gestation. … Continue reading

10 reasons why Running is better than Sex

A quick valentines themed post today exploring why Running is better than Sex – just don’t mention this fact to my other half 🙂 1.  You can do it alone, with a partner or in a group without being judged by others 2.  It burns way more calories and gives you great looking legs 3. … Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas

It doesn’t matter how much planning you do at Christmas time, something happens to throw a spanner in the works. But that’s what makes Xmas such a fun time of year, well at least it is if you let things slide and just go with the flow. It will be my first Xmas with Rosie, … Continue reading

What kind of runner are you?

You know you are a runner when as soon as a news item about running makes its way into the mainstream media…everyone and their gran is telling you all about it, linking to it on Facebook or calling you up to ask if you saw it. At least it means people consider me a real … 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

How long should it take to train for a 10K

I am curious to know what the general feeling is among my readers (runners or not) about raining for a 10K. Lets assume I have not done any running for well over a year, or even never before perhaps and I have signed up to a 10K race that is taking place in 10 weeks. … 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

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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