London Marathon Runners’ Countdown

London Marathon Runners’ Countdown

With just under two weeks to go until the Virgin Money London Marathon, runners will be getting nervous and excited - I know I was this time last year! However, I did start panicking about getting my number, how I’d get to the right start at the right time etc etc. So at about this time I started checking through...
Afraid of needles and Marathon training

Afraid of needles and Marathon training

I’ll be honest, at this point last year, five weeks from my first marathon, the panic set in. My body hadn’t responded well to my first 15 mile run: my head was happy I’d done it -  my body less so! 15 miles was completely new territory - Boom! Every step I had taken over the 13.2miles I had done...
First timer marathon runner top tips

First timer marathon runner top tips

Sssshhh  - don’t tell the experts but some of the best advice I got while training for my first marathon last year was from fellow runners. The running community is super supportive and people were really generous with their advice. In the same spirit as I received these little nuggets of knowledge, I’m sharing them with you. Hope they help...
Marathon running –  the big build up

Marathon running –  the big build up

It’s funny how people think that running must be easy for me because I once won two gold medals in running events. Comments like “Do you think you could run within 30s of your personal best in an 800m or 1500m race now?’’ “Are you going out to win the 5k parkrun?” and “You must have done loads of long...