Running from 5k to 10k – Kerry’s journey continues

Running from 5k to 10k - Kerry's journey continues In yesterday's blog, Kerry wrote about how she started running. Today the story continues with how she went from 5k to 10k and beyond. After my first parkrun, nothing could stop me. I’d signed up to Laura’s Improvers group on Tuesday evenings and learnt even more [...]

2019-12-03T17:40:56+00:005 December 2019|

How to start running – Kerry’s 0 to 5k story

How to start running - Kerry's 0 to 5k story Kerry finished my 0-5k Beginners running course last summer, and I asked her to share her experience of how to start running. Like many people, I've always thought I couldn’t run. I’d tried to start a few times, getting up on the odd Sunday, running [...]

2019-12-03T14:25:34+00:004 December 2019|

Luton Half Marathon – the surprise race of 2019

Luton Half Marathon - the surprise race of 2019 For 12 weeks I ticked off the runs on my training plan, with a little readjustment here and there and a lot of juggling to make them happen. I got up early during the heatwave, and I headed out after dark as the nights drew in. [...]

2019-10-28T20:00:07+00:0029 October 2019|

How to train after a cancelled race

How to train after a cancelled race In the past year we've seen a number of races get cancelled, mostly because of the weather, but also (as my race last week was) because of other incidents beyond the organiser's control. How you train after your race is cancelled is something that probably isn't covered in [...]

2019-10-15T14:20:58+00:0017 October 2019|

How to Write a Training Plan for Winter Running

How to Write a Training Plan for Winter Running For many runners, the time between autumn races finishing and training for spring races starting is a time to run when and how much you want. And that's absolutely fine. But for others, having some structure during this period can help you keep on track and [...]

2019-10-02T14:13:47+00:008 October 2019|

Running in Sicily: Palermo and Cefalù

Running in Sicily: Palermo and Cefalù This summer, I spent two weeks in Sicily. I was in the middle of half-marathon training, so while it wasn’t a planned ‘running holiday’ I was on the look out for places and ways to get some training runs in. Here’s what I found while Googling ‘running in Sicily’ [...]

2019-09-23T15:34:32+00:0025 September 2019|

Everything runners need to know about running, pregnancy and breastfeeding

Everything runners need to know about running, pregnancy and breastfeeding I may have slightly exaggerated the title, but there IS a lot in this page on running during and after pregnancy. It's a compilation of all the posts I've written and had written for me over the past couple of years. I guess that now [...]

2019-08-27T17:13:48+00:0029 August 2019|