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How do I get fit?

How do I get fit? Ab curls

These days I work long hours and it’s really hard for me to get out of the house in the evening, so how do I get fit? Well, I have a range of workouts that I do at home. I’ve blogged before about using a turbo trainer and doing yoga, Read more…


Getting back on track for Reading Half Marathon and testing GearBunch leggings

It was really nice to be back running at Southampton parkrun. I’m feeling stiff, tired and unfit, so I decided to do my best to enjoy my run. I know my fitness will come back when I get into a more regular programme of exercise. About 500m in, I caught Read more…


Chariots of fire – my review of the Thule Chariot Lite

Thule Chariot Cross bike trailer

It’s coming up to 1 year since Baby M was born and so I’m planning my return to work. In the past, I loved my daily cycle commute – it’s not a long ride, but it’s just long enough for me to feel like I’ve had some exercise and fresh Read more…


A review of SportArt Compression products

Sport Art compression socks

I’ve been trying out a range of exciting new products recently, including three items from SportART: Compress socks Calf guards Insoles Who is SportART? A pair of Ironman triathletes set up SportART. It is a relatively new company. The first product they developed was insoles. The triathletes came up with Read more…


Work less, run more

… that’s one of the slogans of a new brand on the fitness scene: Season’s Trail. It’s an online running brand that allows you to purchase complete coordinated running outfits (and we all know that I love to wear matching outfits!) It’s a similar model to Fabletics, but has a Read more…


Big round up

It feels like ages since I’ve had a chance to blog. Christmas was hectic and baby M takes up an awful lot of time (who knew it was possible to sit doing nothing but watch a baby for hours!) On Christmas Eve, Stuart, M and I were in Cornwall. I Read more…


Back on the team…

Training with a baby isn’t easy. I haven’t swum since I gave birth as I’m no longer a member of my University gym and I’m not currently a swimming member of Southampton Tri Club. I also haven’t been able to cycle as my turbo trainer isn’t set up (there’s currently Read more…


Choosing a bike, parkrunning and some exciting post

Giant TCX SLR 1 2016

Following the theft of our bikes in August, we’ve been busy improving our home’s security (along with 1001 other home improvements). We’ve had a burglar alarm installed, locks changed, additional locks installed, secure lock points fitted and various other improvements, so we’re moving in the direction of being able to Read more…


Do you want to be a SOAS Ambassador?

Team SOAS Ambassador 2017

I’ve been a SOAS Ambassador since 2014, and have loved being on the team. The brand is led by strong female triathletes, who really know what women want from their kit (comfort AND style). The other ambassadors (who are spread around the world) have some great stories. If you want Read more…


Phoenix Fit UK elastic lace system giveaway winner announcement

Phoenix fit UK elastic laces

Did you enter my competition to win Phoenix Fit UK elastic lace system? The winners of the Phoenix fit UK elastic laces giveaway on http://fatgirltoironman.co.uk were selected at random on Rafflecopter. Congratulations to:  1. Izzi Normanton 2. Ellie Wood 3. Franny Tran The prize is a pair of Phoenix Fit Read more…