I ran my first marathon! The month leading up to the marathon was busy and as a result I barely had time to run, let alone sit down and write. Last October, my work transported me to Seville, Derby, Paris, Milan, Padua and Venice… all within the final few weeks leading up to marathon weekend in Switzerland. I was exhausted…

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This is not a sponsored post, nor am I affiliated with Ronhill by any means. I don’t tend to write sportswear reviews because I’m becoming increasingly aware of its impact upon the planet. As I mentioned in a previous post, running kit can take 200+ years to breakdown so I prefer to buy just the essentials. After signing up to my first…

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Tip 5 of 9: LOG YOUR RUNS Subconsciously comparing yourself to other runners? Social media can be toxic. Take Instagram’s never ending feed of expensive running watches with a big pinch of salt: You can still be a fantastic runner without spending a fortune on tech. Wearable fitness technology can range from £69.99 (Fitbit) to an eye watering £1299.99 (Garmin Descent)…

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Tip 2: Increase your weekly mileage: Take your trainers everywhere. Irrespective of your base level of fitness, a half marathon is an endurance event. Running too much too soon is never a good idea. Running experts recommend never increasing your weekly mileage by 10%, but in some cases this could be as low as 5%. Integrating running into daily life is paramount to tackling those…

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Just ran your your first 10k? Congratulations! You might be ready for your next challenge… If you can run comfortably for an hour then you should find a half marathon a great test of your stamina. Enduring over 21k of running can feel intimidating but over the next few weeks I’m going to post a series of tips that helped…

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