Exercise and pregnancy: 40 years ago

As a final instalment to this week's blogs on exercise and pregnancy, I asked my mum what it was like 40 years ago when she had her first child. There were no mother and baby yoga classes and no running buggies. How did they survive?  Back in 1971, when I had my first child, Maternity Units where [...]

By | 2017-05-19T09:48:06+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Exercise and pregnancy: 40 years ago

Exercise during and after pregnancy: the yoga teacher

This week I’m publishing a series of posts on women’s experience of exercise during and after pregnancy. There have been a series of high profile sportswomen continuing to train and compete in recent months. But what about regular active women? This week I’ll interview a runner, swimmer, triathlete and yoga teacher. Erin Taylor, Founder and [...]

By | 2017-05-19T04:39:41+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Exercise during and after pregnancy: the yoga teacher

Exercise during and after pregnancy: the swimmer

This week I’m publishing a series of posts on women’s experience of exercise during and after pregnancy. There have been a series of high profile sportswomen continuing to train and compete in recent months. But what about regular active women? This week I’ll interview a runner, swimmer, triathlete and yoga teacher. Manda Read, swimmer, 11 [...]

By | 2017-05-19T04:39:41+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Exercise during and after pregnancy: the swimmer

Exercise during and after pregnancy: the triathlete

This week I’m publishing a series of posts on women’s experience of exercise during and after pregnancy. There have been a series of high profile sportswomen continuing to train and compete in recent months. But what about regular active women? This week I’ll interview a runner, swimmer, triathlete and yoga teacher. Josephine Perry, triathlete, 7 [...]

By | 2017-05-19T04:39:41+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Exercise during and after pregnancy: the triathlete

Exercise during and after pregnancy: the runner

This week I'm publishing a series of posts on women's experience of exercise during and after pregnancy. There have been a series of high profile sportswomen continuing to train and compete in recent months. But what about regular active women? This week I'll interview a runner, swimmer, triathlete and yoga teacher. Laura Stewart, runner, 23 [...]

By | 2017-05-19T04:39:41+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Exercise during and after pregnancy: the runner

The injured coach

No runner likes being injured and not being able to run. I remember sitting in a restaurant with a friend chatting once and getting annoyed at the runners I saw running past the window, because, at the time, I was injured and couldn't run. Since pulling out of the Great Eastern Run last year with [...]

By | 2017-05-19T04:39:41+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The injured coach

Should you enter the London Marathon ballot?

A lot of people will have watched the London Marathon at the weekend and have been inspired to take part. The ballot will open shortly for next year with prospective runners finding out if they've secured a much coveted spot in October. But before you throw your hat in the ring, there's a few things [...]

By | 2017-05-19T04:39:41+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Should you enter the London Marathon ballot?

London Marathon Top Tips for an Enjoyable Race

It's London Marathon week! This has long been a special race for me, from watching it on TV as a kid, cheering it for several years and running six marathons before earning a Good For Age spot at London. I've run London twice now, and will be back there next year. The Watch Gallery asked me [...]

By | 2017-05-19T04:39:42+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on London Marathon Top Tips for an Enjoyable Race

Episode 23: Ellen Crombie – Teen Runner

The message we get in the media is that teenagers aren't doing enough exercise and spending too much time on their phones. That certainly sounds like me as a teenager (minus the phone but - we didn't have mobiles then). But not all teenagers are inactive. In this podcast I speak to Ellen, a 16-year-old [...]

By | 2017-05-19T04:39:42+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Episode 23: Ellen Crombie – Teen Runner

Running 9 years on: what’s changed

Last week I celebrated my Runniversary - nine years since I went for my first run. Over the weekend I've been thinking about what has changed in the past nine years and how running is a lot different now. Here's what changes I've seen... More runners! There really has been a big growth in the [...]

By | 2017-05-19T04:39:42+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Running 9 years on: what’s changed