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

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

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

Goal Posts and Madras

Wow, wow, wow. What a way to kick start Juneathon. Today I headed over to South London to meet up with my fellow team mates from our Tough Mudder collective AKS Beast Mode On. The fact that most of these guys work in a gym or in leisure jobs of some sort does not bode … Continue reading

Runner of the Month – Zoe Davies

Runner of the month

  When did you start running and why? I always got out of cross country due to Asthma and other illness when I was younger, and anyway I hated running and PE at school and the thought of it made me feel physically sick. But in September 2013 I started running again in preparation for … Continue reading

Fast versus Fun…the “Proper Runner” saga continues.

Ok so firstly let’s get one thing straight, the twitter debate last weekend between myself and Jason Henderson (editor or Athletics Weekly) was nothing at all to do with the concept of “Fun” runners, that is not a term you will ever hear me use, neither do I describe myself as “a Fat Jogger” else … Continue reading

Why EVEN you should get proper trainers fitted (Part 2)

So if you remember a few posts back I told you all about the process of going for GAIT analysis and Sweatshop sorting me out with a pair of shiny new running shoes in exchange for a review of the process. Well I decided to break the blog post up into two parts because the … 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 EVEN you should get proper trainers fitted (Part 1)

My first pair of running shoes were bought off the shelf about ten years ago in Sports Direct, the two main criteria for selection being Price (below ÂŁ40) Must look like running shoes An improvement on my fashionable but ineffective sporty looking shoes They cost me ÂŁ35 in fact and if I remember rightly they … 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

Think I may have become a Marathon Addict overnight

Today I have finally accepted the truth that I am an official, 100% certified Marathon Nut, alongside the millions of other marathon running nutters out there. I was reluctant at first to accept this problem as it is hard to say you are a Marathon Addict after doing just one marathon, but now I have … 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

The shocking truth about going Commando

With less than 12 days to go until my Brighton Marathon attempt I have a body that I am sure is throwing out phantom niggles and pains just despite me. So I am concentrating on eating well, hydrating and basically tapering without driving myself and everyone around me mad. Todays post therefore is an attempt to … Continue reading

A 10K Comedy of Errors

I was going to call this post “How NOT to run a 10K” but on reflection the running bit was reasonably easy…well for me at least. I mean I must have run thirty or forty of them over the years. In November last year I published my first ebook 10K a simple 10 week training … Continue reading

Just look how far I have come

In life when you have been on a very long journey, one which has spanned over ten years with numerous ups and downs and the odd moment which has taken you off track all together, its easy to forget just how far you have come…and difficult at times to even remember where you started in … Continue reading

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