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 boxed off a goal that I deemed impossible for a considerably 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

SIERRA LEONE MARATHON

Fundraising link    ‘One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.’ Malala Yousafzai As I ran down the homestretch and onward to the finish line, I held on to the hands of a group of local boys and found myself simultaneously choking back tears. Emotions rose for all that I’d witnessed that morning, and the prevalence of all that we had learnt in the week … Continue reading SIERRA LEONE MARATHON

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

SIERRA LEONE MARATHON : GIRLS SPEAK OUT

I’ve come to find that progress is a continual thing. It isn’t a complete entity, it’s an ongoing process, be this in the country in which we live in, or for the world as a whole. I count myself lucky to have grown up in a society, that, whilst it may have its flaws, ultimately, it works. It aims to allow individuals the freedom of modern life, and offers children the … Continue reading SIERRA LEONE MARATHON : GIRLS SPEAK OUT

NANNA SINE MUNNECKE : STRETCHING CAPABILITIES

Sometimes you meet people in life and wonder, how? How do they juggle? How do they work on their own progression, raise up two children to stand as tall as a tree, make time endlessly for everyone else, and maintain a career that demands daily? Nanna Munnecke is that exactly. Together with the stubborn strength that reverberates from my Mother to my own self, Nanna is one … Continue reading NANNA SINE MUNNECKE : STRETCHING CAPABILITIES

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

LIVE BEYOND PODCAST

My lovely friend and endurance inspiration Viv Joynes has started a podcast called Live Beyond. Recently she had me on to talk all things running, community, life juggling and gender, together with the support that fuels me on episode three here. Even if you don’t fancy listening to some Northern rambling, go and have a little listen to her other episodes for a boost of inspiration. Continue reading LIVE BEYOND PODCAST