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Hong Kong Half Marathon 2024 Race Recap

I often google race dates before booking a holiday, just checking to see if there's anything I can sign up for while I'm there. Typically it's a local 5K but every once in a while you hit the jackpot and manage to overlap your dates *coincidentally with a big city race. Or you adjust your dates to ensure they overlap as I may have done in this case! (we were invited by some friends to a villa in Thailand and came via Hong Kong using Tom's staff plane tickets). The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon weekend is a sell out race weekend boasting a full, half and 10K race option. The marathon...

Hong Kong Half Marathon 2024 Race Recap

I often google race dates before booking a holiday, just checking to see if there's anything I can sign up for while I'm there. Typically it's a local 5K but every once in a while you hit the jackpot and manage to overlap your dates *coincidentally with a big city race. Or you adjust your dates to ensure they overlap as I may have done in this case! (we were invited by some friends to a villa in Thailand and came via Hong Kong using Tom's staff plane tickets). The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon weekend is a sell out race weekend boasting a full, half and 10K race option. The marathon...

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Thule Urban Glide 2 Running Buggy Review

We’ve probably all been overtaken by  a runner sprinting past with a buggy at parkrun. I had aspirations of being my strongest ever when pushing the buggy but the reality is, buggy running is hard! Even with something as nimble and easy to push as the Thule Urban Glide 2, it’s definitely not quite the same as popping out solo.   I admit that although I did a lot of research into my running buggy purchase but haven’t tried any others on the run… yet. I hope to add some running buggy comparisons to the blog in the future.  It was the versatility of the Urban Glide 2 that attracted me to the...

New York City Marathon Weekend 2023

My feet hurt, my throat is sore and I got a blister from the New York City Marathon. Cheering is HARD! I was in the city for marathon weekend and working at the expo for Erica Sara (check out her personalised running jewellery) including the official New York Marathon finishers pieces). It was a lot of fun to see the behind the scenes of the opening and closing of the marathon expo and speak to the thousands of runners picking up their bibs. Although I definitely felt a little jealousy towards everyone running, especially all those running NYC for the first time. On Saturday morning I ran...

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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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Hackney Half Marathon 2022 Race Recap

Hackney Half Marathon 2022 Race Recap

I was kindly gifted my race entry by Limelight Sports, all opinions are my own. Hackney Half Marathon 2022 Race Recap Looking back at the times I’ve had stomach issues during races, there is a common theme…HEAT.  Yesterday at the Hackney Half, by mile 11 I had to...

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