How to run in the heat – tips for summer

*I am an ambassador for some brands mentioned at the time of writing. I have marked any relationships before the relevant text. I don’t like running in blazing sunshine. Winter sunshine is fine, autumn sunshine is fine… spring sunshine is fine but those few months of the year it’s hot, I really don’t like it….

Not sure where to look? A beginners guide to finding races

When I first started to look for races I wasn’t sure where to go! I googled, heard on the grapevine, asked my colleagues… and knew that Race for Life was held at the local lake because I’d seen people there before! This is from my experience being based in the UK 🙂 Social Media I…

10 things I don’t like to run without

*I am an ambassador in 2021 for some folks below, so each part is marked where appropriate.This is an updated version of this post! Now includes a hat! 🙂 I haven’t included things like shoes and clothes, as I can’t run without those, haha! During the run… Neck thing A multitude of uses, and I…

7 things I wish I knew when I started running

AKA my tips for anyone just starting out! Getting the right shoes is so important This is #1 on the list for a reason. I highly recommend going to your local running shop where they can give you advice and gait analysis when buying your first pair. the are Brooks GTS 20 (see my review…

9 things I had no idea my Garmin watch could do

I bought a Garmin Forerunner 645 music a couple of years ago now, and I kept finding great features as I went along. I’m not one for reading all the instructions and just found things as I needed them! So I thought I’d compile some for any one else out there in the same boat…

8 things to think about when running in the cold and dark

So, I have an optimum running temperature of about 13 Celsius. Anything above this and I’ll be shouting I’m too hot, and anything below I’m moaning it’s too cold. As I can’t only run when it’s 13 out, I’m here to share with you some of the things I have learnt since I started running,…

How to stay active in lockdown – 5 at home ideas

In this post I’m going to explore some of the indoor options we have available to us right now as a way to keep me motivated and hopefully you, too! Check gov.uk for current guidance about exercising outdoors (UK). It is in no way a criticism of those following current guidance – it’s pretty clear…

Tips to successfully take running photos of others

I have been taking photos for a little while now, so I thought I’d share some of my findings so far. I am not a pro, but I have taken photos people like of them running! So I have some tips I think you will find useful if you’d like to give it a go….

What should I take?! Packing for my first 24 hour race

A few days ago I took part in MK24. I thought long and hard about what was essential and what wasn’t but I still ended up with everything plus the kitchen sink. Being my first 24 hr race I was pretty clueless on what to take, so if I can help anyone else in the…