6 of the best virtual running events in 2020

Thanks to the rise in virtual running events, it’s now possible to take part in some of the world’s biggest running challenges online. In this blog I’d like to highlight some of the best virtual running events in 2020. If your race has been cancelled and you’re trying to isolate yourself, then a virtual running challenge like the ones listed below are made for you. All you need is a...

How to start run commuting

If you struggle to fit a run into your day, or would like to find ways to get outdoors more during a busy working week, then run commuting could be for you. Run commuting is about replacing your normal commute in a car or on a train with a run for all or part of the way. With our lives getting ever busier, many runners have found that running to...

6 surprising ways to make running easier

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I often get asked how to make running easier. If you’ve just started out on your running journey and you’re wondering if it will ever get easier, then my advice to you would be to stick with it!  When you start out, it will likely feel like a struggle because you’re yet to build your aerobic endurance, stamina, strength and speed.  As with anything, running takes practice and more importantly...

Motivation to go running: 5 reasons to love running in January 

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Do you want to give running a go this January? Or simply get outdoors more? You have plenty of motivation to go running this January. January doesn’t have to be a blue month. There are ways to get active, get outdoors more and really focus on your running goals. Whether you’ve set yourself a goal to get fit, or to simply become more active, here are my top reasons to...

Guest blog: 5 tips to have a healthy marriage when training for your next race

Confession: some of my biggest (post-kids) arguments with my husband had to do with my needing/wanting to run. We both wanted our time but time would, well, run out—so he’d let me go and resentment built.  This is a common scene in many households. The husband and wife get home from work and the demands of life continue to pile up (sports practices, homework, dinner, packing lunches, cleaning, lingering work...

How to fit a run into a busy schedule

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One of the biggest challenges for a lot of runners is fitting a run into a busy schedule. Between working a full time job, looking after a young family and other commitments, finding time to run almost seems impossible.  Not having enough time to run is one of the most common complaints I hear from my clients and prospective clients. Here’s the thing. We always have time for something that’s important...

The best Halloween themed races in 2019

Halloween is a great time to dress up and have a bit of fun as a runner. There are plenty of Halloween themed races in the UK to look forward to this year. Whether you’re in it for the fun, or would like to get your next PB, there is a race to suit you.  Here are my top picks from across the UK. London Halloween 5k and 10k 2019...

10 funny running memes to brighten your day

We all love running, right? Here are some funny running memes to keep you going on those long runs. Whether you’re a beginner runner or more advanced, I’m sure you can relate to these funny running memes. Hey girl, keep running Because we all need a bit of Ryan Gosling in our lives! And wine and puppies… Crab walk This one is for the Lord of the Rings fans out...

How to start running again after a long break

Are you ready to start running again after a long break? Getting back into running after weeks, months or even years away can feel tough. You spend years building up your fitness only for it to disappear in a matter of months. Perhaps you took a long break because of an injury, lack of motivation or family commitments. Whatever the reasons, it can feel daunting getting back into running. It...

Find your ‘why’: How to run with purpose and get the most out of your training

Everyone has their ‘why’ that inspires them to do something time and time again. Purpose and action go hand in hand to create something meaningful.   In order to become a better runner and get the most out of your training, it’s important to understand your ‘why’.  Many people battle against themselves to establish healthy habits or achieve their goals. Inner conflict can be largely avoided if you work with, rather than...