Swimathon 2019 – Enjoy the good days!

Duncan Goodhew giving Swimathon ambassadors some tips in the pool.

I was so excited to be invited back as a Swimathon Ambassador for 2019. At some point this winter, I had already decided to enter Swimathon. I enjoyed it so much for the last couple of years and feel that it gives me a great goal to aim for at Read more…


Two runs in two days

A sleek modern desk with a macbook, smartphone, glass of water and sports watch.

My first week back at work was always going to be tough, but it hit me harder than expected. I had to give a couple of high-profile presentations whilst preparing for a conference presentation next week. At the same time, I was trying to put the finishing touches to an Read more…


Iron Girl – thanks to Ironman for doing the right thing

Iron Girl logo

On Thursday, Ironman England posted an announcement on Facebook about the introduction of an Iron Girl race in Bolton: It instantly garnered a lot of attention. When I last looked there were approximately: 700 comments 700 shares 100 likes 100 laughing emoji 400 angry emoji There were some comments in Read more…


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…