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Monday Morning Motivation: Yusra Mardini

Yusra Mardini

This week’s motivation is provided by the inspirational swimmer Yusra Mardini. In 2016, Mardini represented Team Refugee at the Rio Olympics. She competed in the 100m freestyle and 100m butterfly swimming events. Less than a year beforehand she had fled war-torn Syria. From refugee to Olympian – Yusra Mardini’s incredible journey Read more…


Cycling with a legend

I was feeling too tired to go to the track this evening, which is frustrating as I haven’t done very much exercise this week. I’ve also realised that I may not be able to do parkrun on Saturday as I need to be at an antenatal class by 10am and Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – We are the superhumans

We are the superhumans

I absolutely love We are the superhumans, the advert for the Paralympics. I’m also impressed that it doesn’t only feature British athletes. Here’s a list of the featured athletes: Hannah Cockcroft – ParalympicsGB Wheelchair Racer (00:32). Mel Nicholls – ParalympicsGB Wheelchair Racer (00:34). Joren Teeuwen – Netherlands Paralympics High Jumper (00:37). Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Candace Hill

Candace Hill

It’s a few months old now, but this video shows why Candace Hill is one to watch for the future: Candace turned 17 just a couple of weeks ago. In June 2015, she became the first high school-aged female to break the 11-second barrier for 100 metres on the track. Read more…


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Steaming hot drink

I’m really struggling with hayfever at the moment, which isn’t making my life easy. I’ve been going to bed at a reasonable time, but am struggling to breathe. When the wheezing gets too bad, I end up getting up as I can breathe more easily when I’m in an upright Read more…