Monday Morning Motivation: 95-year-old swimmer, Willard Lamb

A fit and healthy-looking 95-year-old swimmer standing in a swimming pool.

This week’s Monday Morning Motivation is a 95-year-old swimmer, Willard ‘Wink’ Lamb. Many people think that sports and fitness are for young people and that they are too old to start a new exercise regime. That’s just not true! There may be some sports that might not suit your current Read more…


Did it! My first parkrun of 2019.

Multiple queues of people in the funnel at Southampton parkrun

I’ve seen a lot of posts on social media about people taking part in RED January whereby they take part in exercise every day to improve their mental health (amongst other benefits). I would have been interested in taking part, but I’ve really not been well enough to exercise so Read more…


Annoying marathon runners

Marathon runners (or marathoners)

This post on annoying marathon runners made me smile, so I thought I’d share it with you. Enjoy!


Monday Morning Motivation – John Allaire

John Allaire's weightloss journey in 3 images

This week’s Monday Morning Motivation will hopefully inspire any of you want to lose weight in 2019. John Allaire managed to lose over 300lbs John Allaire shared his story on his (now closed) GoFundMe page. What’s your top tip for anyone who’s hoping to change their life in 2019?  


Funnel managing

parkrun finish tokens in a pile

I’ve been unwell since 22nd December, so I was disappointed not to be able to take part in parkrun on New Year’s Day, not the first ordinary parkrun of the year on 5th January. Stuart was feeling fine, so we agreed that we would go to parkrun together and he Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: The why

The Why by Billy Yang at Leadville 100

Are you struggling to get up and out of the door to run? Ask yourself why you’re doing it (or not). This week’s Monday Morning Motivation comes from Billy Yang who posed the question: Why do we run 100 miles? It’s a question I get from friends and acquaintances quite often. And Read more…


End of year parkruns

Pair of knitted trainers with in green with red and white patterns and red and white laces with bells on them.

As usual, the end of the year came around all too soon. It was filled with lots of events and family meet ups, so I had barely any time to blog. Volunteering at Southampton parkrun on 24/11/18 Stuart and I were Run Directors at Southampton parkrun on 24th November. It Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: The Podium

Maurice Manificat

This week’s Monday Morning Motivation features French skier Maurice Manificat. In this video from Salomon TV, he shares how he eats, sleeps, and trains in order to win races. English transcript: People often ask me what I am thinking on the podium, but I never know what to answer. It’s hard to Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: The pale mountains road

Bike on a road in Innsbruck, Austria

Mountains were the cornerstone of Stephano’s life. Growing up in a family of skiers, he started competing at a young age. When an injury took skiing away from him he found solace in his offseason training activity, cycling. What he realised was a new way to experience the mountains that he Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: The Distance

Jim Walmsley

The Distance is a short film from TRUE MVMNT about ultrarunner Jim Walmsley. He’s quickly risen through the ranks of trail running, blowing past old records on his way. Walmsley knows the importance of listening to your mind and body during training. From the food he eats to the trails he runs, Read more…