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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With exactly 16 weeks before the Milton Keynes Marathon, which I have recently signed up to as my first challenge for 2013, I attended a workshop last weekend at Crystal Palace in London called “Master the Marathon”.  The whole day event was hosted by Sam Murphy who is a renowned running coach, fitness author and journalist. I have already acquired some knowledge about Marathon running through reading books and articles in magazines, in fact, I have even run one last year! However, I felt that I needed a better understanding of the key principles behind successful preparation and execution, in…

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A few weeks ago I suffered a minor injury on the inside of my right knee which resulted in feeling pain when climbing up and down stairs. I suspect that following a week of ”inactive rest” (or call it recovering from the fiendish Rugged Radnage 10k cross country race), sprinting up the highest hill in High Wycombe at top speed, followed by a hard core forest rave run in the mud was not a great idea after all. Even though I felt quite chuffed completing my run without getting lost (I rather carefully plotted out using various tourist and ordnance survey…

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