How to improve your mile …

The Mile, one of the hardest distances to run. It’s a tricky one to pace and to train for too. If you get off too fast your legs will slow down before you make it to the finish line. Set off too slow and you’ll spend the whole race playing catch…

Running a 9 minute Half Marathon …

When you look down at your watch and see that you’re on track for a PB, that’s when the magic starts to happen. The desire to cross the finish line becomes stronger than the pain in your legs so you begin to push harder. And you keep going until you reach the…

Running the 200 Mile Ragnar Relay

Blogging has opened up so many doors but I never thought that one of them would lead me to a 200 mile relay in America, with Reebok. I’ve always dreamed of being an athlete and although I haven’t made it to the Olympics (yet), joining team Europe to compete in…

Race Day Preparation Tips

  In a little over 3 week’s time, it’ll be race day. I’ll be taking to the streets of Berlin to complete my first half marathon of the year. And although It’ll be my third half marathon, I know that a mixture of excitement and nerves will accompany me around…

Finding happiness on a 13.1 mile …

As I write this blog post I can’t help but smile. The Amsterdam half marathon has left a handprint on my heart. I’d completed my first half exactly 7 days before I took to Amsterdam but this race was different. On the outside looking in, not much had changed. My…

Life lessons learned from running …

Running a half marathon is probably one if the biggest mental and physical challenges that I have had to face thus far. It required commitment and relentless dedication, especially when an old injury began to resurface on race day. I wanted to quit but I was 3 miles from home and…

The Journey So Far

10 weeks have passed since I decided to sign up for my first half marathon and in that time I have signed up to another one, had some amazing running sessions and had some not so great ones too. And with just under 4 weeks until I complete the Royal…