Running

10,000 steps a day

10,000 steps a day

10,000 steps a day is a much recommended fitness target. But how do you achieve this? If you drive to work and have a desk job, chances are that unless you make a concerted effort to build up your step count, you will not get […]

Not too fat to run

Not too fat to run

I am a great advocate of running. I avoided running for over 40 years and so completely understand why people carrying extra weight have an immediate aversion to the thought of running. However, I am now a runner. This doesn’t mean I am fast or […]

Running a 10K

Running a 10K

Running for 30 seconds was beyond me in 2015. Fast forward to 2018 and I have just completed my first 10k race of the year. Now I am not fast by any stretch but I always set out to not walk any part of it. […]

Obesity and running

Obesity and running

These days I am more overweight than obese but even when my BMI was in the obese category, I still had a go at running. My Parkrun 5k time was 46 mins and I walked/ran the course. These days I am down to 35 mins […]

Strava

Strava

Including my Parkrun today, I have covered over 25k this week. I don’t have the ideal shape for running but that doesn’t mean I’m not a runner. Never let social norms or your own insecurities stop you from getting out there and having a go. […]

The joy of running

The joy of running

Never once in my first 40 odd years of life did I even think about loving running. Yet now, I love to run and love to help others find the joy of running through my group Sawtry Walk To Run. After losing 5 stone, I […]

Dogs and treadmills don’t mix!

Dogs and treadmills don’t mix!

So, I am coming to the end of Week 10, Day 2 of my 5k to 10k App. I finish the final 10 minute run and slow the treadmill down to 5.2kph for a cool down walk. Out of nowhere, one of my dogs must […]

I love Parkrun

I love Parkrun

This week, my run group did a partial takeover at our local Parkrun. As you may know, Parkrun is free. Parkrunners meet every Saturday at 9am at places all over the world. It stays free with the help of people volunteering for roles on the […]

From Couch to 5K and from None To Run

From Couch to 5K and from None To Run

Today my beginner runners, who I should now stop calling beginners, did their first Parkrun. Some had finished their C25K programme and others are still part way through the None To Run. My goal for the C25K group was for them to run the entire […]

Frosty sunny days are great for running

Frosty sunny days are great for running

It would have been so easy to have a lie in this morning in my warm bed. However, being lazy doesn’t get results so up I got and drove over to Parkrun and ran 5k in the beautiful frosty sunshine. Tomorrow morning I will be […]