Running the last ever Preston 10k

Ever since I completed the 2016 Chester half-marathon, I’ve been desperate to train for another event. Unfortunately, life had other plans. It’s like there’s been a universal conspiracy preventing me from taking part in anything…

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8 Tips For Staying Fit and Healthy While You’re on Holiday

If you’re concerned about how to stay fit and healthy while you’re on holiday – you’re not on your own. While a lot of people use a holiday as an excuse to eat and drink…

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My Fitness Journey

My fitness journey started roughly 24 years ago when I was about 15 years old. As I write these words I find it difficult to believe I’ve been exercising and keeping myself fit for over…

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What does your run feel like?

The Warm Up As I start to warm up I begin to work through my checklist. Pain in left knee? Check. Pain in left hip flexor? Check. Sciatic twinges in my right side? Check. Numbness…

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Rediscovering my love of running

Sometimes, the hardest thing about a run is the act of putting your trainers on and leaving the house. You’re tired, it’s cold and last night’s take-away didn’t agree with you. But more than anything…

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10 Rules of Gym Etiquette

Having been an avid gym goer for 20+ years – 6 of which were spent in a teaching capacity – I’ve seen the inside of many different fitness establishments. I’ve been in council leisure centres,…

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Tips and Advice for Your First Half-Marathon

2 hours 19 minutes and 44 seconds after starting, I finally crossed the finish line. Tired, sore, yet completed elated, I caught my breath and stretched out my aching legs. I’d just completed my first…

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My Sunday Morning Routine And Easy To Make Protein Bars

While most people use Sunday morning to have a much-needed lie-in or recover from a hangover or have a lie in because they have a hangover, I much prefer to get up early, put my…

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5 Health Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

I’ve been drinking green tea for a number of years now. Exactly how many, I can’t quite remember. It was a nurse who suggested I should try it during one of my many hospital admissions.…

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