It was volunteer week recently. I work in the health and social sector where without volunteers we would be pretty lost. Also, being involved in sports, this heavily relies on volunteering. And I am sure this is true for many different things. I found a couple of definitions of volunteering; “freely offer to do something” […]Read more "The importance of volunteering"
Many runners will have heard of parkrun and parkrun tourism. I sort of fell into parkrun tourism, there had been no specific objective with it to start with as I don’t tend to do this. However, this year I decided to set myself a target for the first time, to have reached 70 different parkrun […]Read more "parkrun – home or away?"
So months of training had come to an end and I had done my final long run of 13 miles which felt great, two weeks away from London. Cue waking up Monday morning, and me feeling some sciatic symptoms and then when walking down stairs and feeling a sharp pain in my calf. I shrugged […]Read more "Birthday’s, parkruns, a bit of magic and London marathon"
So I am guessing most people who use forms of social media will have seen people post about things like #transormationtuesady and #flashbackfriday. I have not really posted things like this either presently or previously. I have followed people that demonstrate amazing progress and that change is possible, and too right they should be proud […]Read more "Why are we trying to transform ourselves in the spotlight?"
So it’s come to that time where us spring marathoners are thinking about tapering. It’s time to reduce the training, build up energy levels and get ready for lacing up on that start line. For some a marathon is something that is a regular calendar event or even a short run for those ultra-runners. For […]Read more "Taking on the taper to London"
It is 5 weeks till London marathon now….not long to go for those doing their Spring Marathons. Mileage is ramped up, tiredness and fatigue present, niggles being kept at bay, but we are ALMOST THERE! We said goodbye to one of our running greats recently, Roger Bannister, someone who many runners/athletes aspire to. I was […]Read more "Running – it’s not just physical training…."
I am currently training for London Marathon, 22nd April, which at times does not feel soon enough as I feel like I want the long runs to be over, and at other times feels far too close! This will be my 3rd marathon and I find that with each one I do, the training becomes […]Read more "Training for a marathon…."