Yes, 2years ago, I decided to do 24hrs of burpees for charity in memory of my dad and his battle with a Brain tumour. Why the burpee? It’s one of the worst exercises to do! Cancer is one of the most life sapping diseases-it takes everything of your loved one and tries to beat them. … More 24 hours of Burpees
I love my job! I have been working in the footwear industry, learning about shoes, and fitting trainers for over 11 years. So you could say I have a bit of knowledge 🤓 I thought I’d use these next few blog posts to answer questions I’ve been sent about the world of running shoes!
So most of you will know each year since the death of my Dad to a brain tumour, I have looked to complete a fitness based challenge in his memory. This has been solely to raise money for Cancer research as well as the Martletts Hospice who cared for him in his final days. I … More Why I won’t be doing a charity challenge this year…
This shoe for me is one of the best new comers in the neutral range this season! The Ride now in its 10th year of production, technically and aesthetically is a phenomenal shoe…below I’ll talk about why I think it ticks all the boxes!
Edinburgh marathon was completed yesterday after the worst build up I’ve ever had for a race! The key difficulty came in the fact that Brighton marathon was 7 weeks ago, but somehow I had to get a decent block of training in whilst recovering well from the race.
This is a question I get asked every day as a gait/injury/footwear analyst and honestly I can understand why! Since being in the industry over 1 1years now (blimey I feel old), I have seen so much information saying how footwear should fit, do you just add a size to your current normal footwear or … More How should a running shoe fit my foot?
With running and any exercise adventure you learn a lot about yourself. Personally, I think in nothing more so than the marathon. It teaches you your physical limits and your capabilities. You learn how to persist through hard times and realise how fighting for something eventually reaps the rewards! One thing I’ve realised recently is, … More The Marathon and the Processing Failure
In 2014, I was working for Nike on the Women’s floor of the incredible Nike Town London. I was still competing for Brunel and my county throwing Discus and Shot Put at the time and running was the last thing I’d planned on doing. Rotating in an 2m circle was enough 😂 But me being … More 3 Years Since My First Run
So two weeks of recovery are done for me (with a Barry’s and a weights session thrown in there which I probably should not have done 🙃)! So less than 5 weeks until Edinburgh marathon time- cool 👀 How do you prepare for another marathon only 6weeks since the last? Well that’s the journey I’m … More Two marathons in 7 weeks
Once you’ve been training up for a big race, be that a 10k, a half or marathon, for some reason the final days leading up to it we allow self doubt to put a dark shadow over us. Well that’s what happened to me before Brighton. I let everything from a little niggle in my … More Self Belief for Race Day