Virgin Money London Marathon 2017 Round Up

This year I watched the London Marathon in a different light; I was now able to understand just how much hard work went in and how much effort it took, both mentally and physically, to complete the 26.2 mile route. As a beginner runner, it inspired me and made me

How To Beat Treadmill Boredom

    A lot of runners refer to the treadmill as the “dreadmill” due to the boredom that is often associated with treadmill running, however, the treadmill can be a useful training tool. It can be utilized for tempo runs, hill work and long runs when it’s too cold, dark

What Is Cross Training and Why Is It Important?

What is cross training? Cross training refers to taking a day or two out from running to focus on another activity, such as cycling, swimming or rowing. Cross training can be utilized on days where you are resting from running, as it uses different muscle groups, giving your other muscles

5 Things I Can’t Run Without

I’m quite a simple runner; I don’t need music or an audiobook to keep me moving (my fiancé insists he can’t run without music). However, there are a number of things that I can’t imagine ever running without; some are essential, whilst others are optional extras that help my motivation.

Chasewater 10k Race Day Results

When I entered this event, I was hoping that my next 10k race would see me in the 1:20 finishing time region; little did I know what this 10k entailed (event review available here). The course is multi-terrain, with a mixture of pavement, rocky paths and grass, but there are

Chasewater Easter 10k Event Review

Introduction: Today, 16th April 2017, my fiancé and I participated in the Chasewater Easter 10k event. I found this event online, and as it was local we decided to enter. The 10k race cost us £14 each to enter and for that we received an accurately measured 10k course, timing

East Midlands 10k Event Review

Introduction: My fiancé and I were looking at this event for our first 10k as it seemed good value for money – £18 for a full UK Athletics accredited race with bib chip timing, and you got a technical t-shirt, medal, a banana and free race photos. We decided, however,

How To Recover Properly From Running

Rest and recovery play an important part in any sports training program, but as a beginner who is eager to see results, rest sometimes goes out of the window in the pursuit of improvement. So how can you ensure that you get enough rest and recover efficiently to allow you

Pros and Cons of Treadmill Training

Me and my fiancé are both gym members – I joined in the winter of last year to lose weight and he joined in February because he wanted to use the weights, but we also had a 100km running challenge to complete in March, and we decided that the treadmill

Finding Running Motivation

When I first started running, I struggled with motivation; I hate being bad at things, and that’s why I’ve never stuck to learning to play the guitar – I just hate not being able to play and I can’t get past the “being bad” part as I want progress too