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Friday Five – 5 simple post-workout snacks

Scrambled egg on toast with cheese

If I’ve done a workout, but it’s a while before my next meal, I often have a snack, just to take the edge off my hunger. (This is part of my nutrition strategy!) I quite like to have a protein shake or some yoghurt with protein powder, but sometimes, I Read more…


Friday Five – Five ways to deal with illness when you’re training for an event

Ill person in bed

No-one wants to be ill or injured, but it can be especially frustrating to spend several months training hard for an event and then find that you fall ill. Injuries happen and how you return to training after an injury will depend on its severity and how close to your Read more…


Friday Five – Five lovely places to run in Southampton

I’ve now been living in Southampton for 20 years, so although it’ll never feel like my true home (Cornwall), I’ve lived here for long enough to discover some lovely running routes (they’re not quite far enough off the beaten path to count as hidden gems). Technically, not all of these Read more…


Friday Five – Five things I remember about PE at school

A selection on vintage hockey sticks.

This week’s Friday Five is ‘5 things I remember about Physical Education classes at school’. 1. The PE kit I went to an independent girls’ school, so we had a truly hideous PE kit – yellow aertex t-shirts with brown PE knickers – urgh. To make matters worse, we had Read more…


Friday Five – Five ways to measure your running success

Running success - looking down from a height

Many of us measure our running success with numbers – most often, our personal bests. Improving your time over a measured distance is the easiest way of recognising success, but it’s not easy to get a PB and it can be demotivating when you keep training and trying, but that PB Read more…