Couch To Runner

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Welcome to Couch To Runner – a website which documents my personal journey from being an overweight couch potato to finding the love of running.

I have lost over 3 stone since I started running in November 2016, and completed my first marathon in April 2018.

My running journey has had many ups and downs, and I now want to share what I have learnt with others. My aim now is to one day complete a 100 mile ultra-marathon, and would love to complete all of the Abbott World Marathon Majors. 

What To Expect?

You will be able to find advice on training, racing, nutrition and lots more to help you reach your goals. I will also share lessons that I have learnt along the way whilst training for and running a marathon.

There will also be gear and event reviews where I will highlight products which offer great value for money, and also find top deals on all things running and fitness related.

In addition, there will be guest posts from others who have inspiring stories and advice to share, as well as motivational posts to help you get through any training slumps you may experience.

The aim is to build a supportive community made up of both novice and experienced runners.


Please head over to the Blog section where you can find all posts. You can also use the navigation bar on the right to search via categories, see the latest posts, or browse the entire archive.

For more information about myself or the blog, please visit the About page.

The Race Calendar page lists upcoming races that I have entered, or ones which I am considering signing up for.

If you would like to get in touch, please use the following Contact page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Guest Posts

We are always interested in featuring other runners on our website. We want to build a strong community of runners who can offer advice and support to each other.

We are especially interested in the following topics:

  • inspirational running / fitness stories
  • motivational posts
  • training tips
  • recipe ideas

Please use the Contact page if you would like to be featured on Couch To Runner.

Nottingham 10k
London Marathon
Robin Hood Half Marathon