THE BOSTON MARATHON: GOING SUB 2.55

Time and traction are two incredibly valuable things. Accepting and understanding that these interlace together can itself take some patience, with circumstances and willing aligning. In 2016 I finally boxed off a goal that I deemed impossible for a long time.  I crossed the finish line of the Berlin Marathon with a pair of eyes too scared to look down at the clock face on my … Continue reading THE BOSTON MARATHON: GOING SUB 2.55

TICKING OFF MY FIRST TRIATHLON

In every area of life there’s always more to be discovered, yet sometimes knowing when can be one of the hardest parts. Throughout the spring and summer of last year, my running feet were getting itchy. As a few friends trained for triathlons and took their training to the saddle and the pool my intrigue grew. After watching the Leeds ITU triathlon in May my … Continue reading TICKING OFF MY FIRST TRIATHLON

26.2 TICKLIST

Whether it’s your first, or your thirtieth marathon, when you’ve got a race up ahead and life to juggle along the way, it’s easy to forget even the most simple things. We all have slips of the mind, it’s part of being a human. So, here’s a list or two for marathon day, pre and post race, in an effort to prevent any unpacked mishaps. This lowdown also applies to weekends away, but … Continue reading 26.2 TICKLIST

WMN RUN | MAKE, TASTE & TALK

In training with the lovely WMN RUN ladies throughout this winter, I’ve come to find that a lot of the same questions were often being asked. What should I be eating before a long run? Should I carry food with me – if so, what? Gels? Energy bars? What do I stock up on for recovery?  Admittedly, we’re faced with food every day so it’s easy to take it for granted, … Continue reading WMN RUN | MAKE, TASTE & TALK

REFINERY29 : 5 FEMALE CREATIVES PUSHING BOUNDARIES IN MANCHESTER

I’ve lived in London, away from my home town in Greater Manchester, for just over three and a half years. Whilst this city has shaped me into the person I am today, given me opportunities, allowed me to find a path, and ensured that I learn first hand the definition of what it is to work, I will always be a Mancunian through and through. … Continue reading REFINERY29 : 5 FEMALE CREATIVES PUSHING BOUNDARIES IN MANCHESTER

4 WEEKS, 3 MARATHONS & A TON OF FUN

After racing the Berlin marathon in September, it was a welcome feeling to be able to face my next set of marathons without time or pace on my mind. If I’m honest, I hadn’t necessarily planned to run all three in close succession, I’d already agreed upon Chicago with my boyfriend Stephen, and Toronto with my good friend Jeggi, but even so, when an impromptu spot for Berlin came … Continue reading 4 WEEKS, 3 MARATHONS & A TON OF FUN

TICKING OFF THE BUCKET LIST: RUNNING A SUB 3 HOUR MARATHON

Give yourself a goal you don’t think you can achieve, and then work at it, until you do. 2 years ago I sat in housekeeping at Run Dem Crew, and listened to the story of Paul Bains getting a sub 3 hour marathon. I tried to comprehend how someone could run sub 7 minute mile pace for 26.2 miles, and couldn’t quite fathom it. The … Continue reading TICKING OFF THE BUCKET LIST: RUNNING A SUB 3 HOUR MARATHON