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 [...]

2017-06-23T07:39:09+00:00 19 May 2017|

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 [...]

2017-06-23T07:39:09+00:00 18 May 2017|

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 [...]

2017-06-23T07:39:09+00:00 17 May 2017|

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 [...]

2017-06-23T07:39:09+00:00 16 May 2017|

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 [...]

2017-06-23T07:39:09+00:00 15 May 2017|

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 [...]

2017-06-23T07:39:09+00:00 24 April 2017|

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 [...]

2017-06-23T07:39:10+00:00 19 April 2017|

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 [...]

2017-06-23T07:39:10+00:00 6 April 2017|