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Boston Marathon 2024 Race Recap

In my opinion, the Marathon Majors are special. All marathons are special in their own way but there's something about the Majors that I just love. The extra fan fare, the events in the lead up to race day, the 'stash'. It's the running equivalent the the Golf Majors or Tennis Majors. They are just bigger, there's more excitement around them. And this year's Boston Marathon did not disappoint. This was my second time running and third time in Boston for the marathon, and there seemed to be more shake outs, pop-up shops and events this year than in previous years. It was hard to keep track of...

Boston Marathon 2024 Race Recap

In my opinion, the Marathon Majors are special. All marathons are special in their own way but there's something about the Majors that I just love. The extra fan fare, the events in the lead up to race day, the 'stash'. It's the running equivalent the the Golf Majors or Tennis Majors. They are just bigger, there's more excitement around them. And this year's Boston Marathon did not disappoint. This was my second time running and third time in Boston for the marathon, and there seemed to be more shake outs, pop-up shops and events this year than in previous years. It was hard to keep track of...

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UppaBaby Ridge Running Buggy Review 

UppaBaby is a well respected, premium brand within the buggy market and many friends have UppaBaby buggies for everyday use (we just use a Babyzen Yoyo and Thule Urban Glide 2) which has definitely saved us a lot of space and meant we don’t need 3 buggies (or more!) as many families do.  I typically run 2-3 times a week with the buggy, usually 3-5 miles at a time and often with the dog too (although I imagine this will increase when I stop marathon training). As mentioned, the running buggy I use is the Thule Urban Glide 2, which is a top of the range running buggy that I’ve put well over...

Barcelona Half Marathon 2024 Race Recap

When Brooks invited me out to Barcelona to run the half, I thought it would be a great opportunity to do a long run in marathon training. But then my training plan had it down as a race so with 24 hours to go, I decided to opt for the Brooks Hyperion Elite 4 (Brooks' latest carbon plated shoe) and see what I had in the tank. I thought I might just have sub 2 in the tank. Turns out I had a whole lot more!! Racing hurts. You're pushing yourself beyond what feels comfortable, often both physically and mentally. And often when we haven't done it for a while, it's hard to put yourself in that...

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Runna Coaching App Review

Runna Coaching App Review

If you’ve been following any UK based running influencer recently (or actually, any fitness influencer it seems!), you’ll probably have heard about the Runna Coaching app. They have made a big splash in the running world here in the UK and is gaining traction abroad...

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Madeira Travel Guide

Madeira Travel Guide

This year I was lucky enough to visit Madeira twice, once in March with my friend Amanda (we do a trip somewhere together every year) and more recently, in August, with my family, including my 90 year old Grandfather.  The two trips, as you can imagine, were...

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Best London Marathon 2022 Kit

Best London Marathon 2022 Kit

Best London Marathon 2022 Kit New Balance The official sponsor of the London Marathon and therefore official kit maker. Previously the Boston Marathon jacket was THE jacket to buy but in the last few years, jackets for the other Marathon Majors have become more...

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How To Run The SuperHalfs

How To Run The SuperHalfs

A few years ago my main running goal was to complete the Marathon Majors (running London, New York, Berlin, Boston, Chicago and Tokyo marathons). I collected my Six Star Medal in Tokyo in 2018 and whilst I’m not so secretly hoping that they add another marathon or two...

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 Half Marathon Fuelling Guide

 Half Marathon Fuelling Guide

I know far too many runners that don’t fuel during a half marathon, claiming that they ‘don’t need to’. And whilst it’s true that you can get through a 13.1 mile run without taking on extra carbs, you are unlikely to perform at your best and you’re more likely to...

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Uplift Oregon 5K Race Recap

Uplift Oregon 5K Race Recap

A race within a race. As a way of involving both the local community and those travelling to Oregon from out of town to watch the Athletics World Champs, Asics put on a 5K race within the Men's Marathon race. I was kindly gifted a bib to the race. Uplift Oregon 5K...

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