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What does it take to run parkrun in under 30 minutes?

Stopwatch with text saying 'what does it take to run parkrun in under 30 minutes?'

Alongside my big goals (Castle to Coast triathlon) and RideLondon, I’ve been working on doing parkrun in under 30 minutes. I was over a minute slower than that at the LRR recalibration time trial, so I knew I had to get working. I still need to amend my eating habits Read more…


I’m gonna need a bigger trophy shelf…

Sparpedia Top 30 Running Blogs 2019

Thanks to Sparpedia for including Fat Girl to Ironman in their Top 30 Running Blogs 2019.


Couch to Active giveaway winner

Silhouette of a person with one arm in the air.

Thank you so much to everyone who entered my giveaway to win a copy of Couch to Active. DRUM ROLL PLEASE… The winner is… ANDREA UPTON. Congratulations, Andrea! Your copy of Couch to Active will be in the post this week.   Don’t feel glum if you didn’t win – Read more…


Will I ever reach my goal?

A vandalised bike with no wheels or saddle

I’ve not been posting much recently for a number of reasons. I’ve been thinking (dreaming!) about becoming an Ironman and wondering “Will I ever reach my goal?” Excuses, excuses There hasn’t been much to post recently. I’ve not been exercising much and it definitely shows. I was trying to swim Read more…


I’m in the Top 10 UK Triathlon Blogs

Women spraying each other with champagne on a triathlon podium

Thanks to Feedspot for placing Fat Girl to Ironman at #5 in their list of the top UK triathlon blogs and websites based on Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites Quality and consistency of posts. Feedspot’s editorial team and Read more…


Top 67 Fitness Blogs

Arms holding a trophy aloft

Thanks to Lost Empire Herbs for including Fat Girl to Ironman at number 35 in their list of Top 67 Fitness Blogs.   Lost Empire Herbs I’ve checked out the full list of blogs at Lost Empire Herbs and have found that I’m in good company. If you’re interested in Read more…


Planning for 2018

Planner with the words 'Make it happen'

I usually spend some time on New Year’s Eve planning my races for the following season, but of course, I start thinking about what I want to achieve before then. This year was no different, but I’ve been so busy that it’s taken until now for me to write down Read more…


Outdoor, walking, hiking and camping blogs

Winfields Best Outdoor Blogs 2018

Thank you to Winfields Outdoors for listing Fat Girl to Ironman as one of “the best outdoor, walking, hiking and camping bloggers you need to follow in 2018.” There are some fantastic blogs and bloggers in the list, so it’s worth checking out if you want to find some new reading Read more…


I managed a sprint tri in the space of a week

Fitness instructor course materials.

I really thought that I was going to get back into a routine of work, training and blogging with M starting nursery… but three weeks in and her attendance is 25% 🙁 The poor thing has picked up every illness going and shared it with the household, so I’ve not Read more…


Please vote for me in the 2018 Running Awards

Nominated for The 2018 Running Awards. Please vote for me.

Fat Girl to Ironman has been nominated for The 2018 Running Awards. I’d love it if you would vote for me. Vote for Fat Girl to Ironman. If you vote in 5 different categories in the 2018 running awards you’ll receive a 10% discount with the top Online Running Retailer of Read more…