Earlier this month, I completed my 5th half marathon this year which turned out to be a very unique experience in many ways! My latest race took place at a very iconic venue, at the RAF airbase in Upper Heyford, near Oxford. Chances are that you have never heard about this place so here are a couple of interesting facts for starters: It is one of the world’s oldest military air bases – approximately 100 years old. It officially closed in December 1993, so it has not been maintained formally in more than two decades. The airbase, which was home…

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I am really excited to announce that I have been selected to be one of the brand ambassadors for Polar’s latest sports watch, the M430, after applying for the role through The Running Bug online running community. I have never been a brand ambassador before, and needless to say, this is a huge honour as I have been working really hard on raising my profile as a fitness & running blogger and building strong relationships with reputable sports and healthy lifestyle brands over the past few months. This opportunity also comes at the perfect time as I’m looking to take…

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The Great British Summer is here again which presents us runners and outdoor exercisers with a new set of challenges. However, by proactively anticipating these challenges, and by implementing a couple of simple strategies, you can make sure you can continue running strong and exercising safely in higher temperatures! I used to really struggle with my runs during the hotter months of the year, but since I started implementing these strategies, I enjoy my runs much more – without further ado, here are my 4 top tips for running and exercising in hot weather! Drink up! Water accounts for about…

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With temperatures rising steadily in England as we are heading into the summer months, and my workouts getting sweatier than ever as a result, it seems the perfect time to take a closer look at my hydration strategy. I am one of those people who has to constantly keep reminding herself to drink water. I have to admit that I am not a huge fan of its taste, but I know it is good for me as I feel more energetic during the day, my skin looks nicer, and most importantly, my running performance is always better when I am…

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 One thing people often ask me about my blogging and fitness endeavours is who or what I draw my inspiration from. On the first anniversary of my blog, I am extremely pleased to have been able to interview Marianne Kane who has played a key role in helping me to take the leap to pursue my aspiration to become a fitness writer and personal trainer. Although I have never met Marianne in person, I feel I know her quite closely, having done many of her kettlebell based workouts and having followed her personal journey on her website where she shares…

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