Runners beware  –  don’t end up on crutches like I did!

Runners beware  –  don’t end up on crutches like I did!

I learned a big lesson leading up to my first Olympic Games in Atlanta 1996: trainers are not just trainers. As this weekend we see British athletes take on the best in Europe in the European Indoor Athletics Championships, I reflect on my 12 year international athletics career and ponder what simple tips I can pass on to those runners...
Fab fruit  –  what’s your favourite this More Fruit Month?

Fab fruit  –  what’s your favourite this More Fruit Month?

The nation’s favourite three fruits are strawberries, bananas and apples according to the latest research commissioned by Dole® provider of high quality fruit. However, it’s not all great news  -  their research also shows three quarters of the UK public don’t get their ‘five a day’. Incredibly, nearly half of people (47%) do not eat fruit and vegetables every day....
Back stronger than ever

Back stronger than ever

Seven weeks has passed since a split-second incident lead me to re-evaluate my goals, vision and focus. Falling off my road bike on black ice was not in my plans. In fact it messed up everything. My fitness goals and my head! Falling off my bike left me bruised and battered. My body and my pride. It was all going...