Those familiar, yet strangely unfamiliar sounds fill my ears. Music playing, announcer on the loudspeaker, clapping and the chatter from runners as they made their way past me to the start line. With the worldwide pandemic of Covid-19 this was my first ‘actual’ race of the year, it’s the 19th of September, 12 months minus … Continue reading The Gift of the Georgia Jewel
Running, fitness and health overall is not just exercise to me, it’s not just about challenging myself physically, achievement and racing. It’s a daily ritual that fills me with energy and the optimism to tackle each and every day. Health and happiness is a process, indeed a way of life, and requires commitment from you … Continue reading Fresh is Best
Rewind the clock back 15 years and you will find me; overweight, unfit, unhealthy and in no means anything resembling a runner. Anyone can be a runner, if I can, then you can too. I started my fitness journey jogging and walking as a way to lose weight, get a little fitter and be a … Continue reading Getting Started
I’ve been looking for a good excuse to try veganism for a while now, constantly finding reasons why the time was never right, then I watched a documentary that would change my perspective completely. A friend of mine had recommended a Netflix documentary ‘The Game changers’ to watch, not in a preaching way, but purely … Continue reading Veganuary – A Game Changer
New year, new me, right? I was pretty happy with the old me, or the current me actually. All our screens are filled with everyone announcing the New Years resolutions and companies advertising how this is the year you change, but change can be made at anytime of the year, if you should want to … Continue reading No New Year Resolutions Here
Trois, deux, un, GO!! A sea of 2,543 runners start moving through the iconic starting archway in Chamonix. Emotions are running high through the field of runners taking on the UTMB (Ultra Trail Mont Blanc) of which 40% will not finish; the streets are lined with thousands of supporters all cheering us on and the … Continue reading Monkey Get Off My Back
I smiled as I ran down from Elisabetta refuge, this time last year it was pitch dark and a violent storm raged around me as I was halfway through the Gran Trail Courmayeur 105km race in the Italian mountains. I did not finish (DNF) the race which is why I was back for another crack … Continue reading Redemption at Gran Trail Courmayeur
A giant wall nearly 30 feet high stretching 5,000 miles through Northern China built in the Ming Dynasty to keep invaders out and now a UNESCO site, many parts are through tough, rugged mountainous terrain....perfect for a marathon right? With 20,000+ steps traversing the Gubeikou and Jinshanling sections of the Great Wall on both older … Continue reading I came and I conquered!
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-rw8f6-b67f85 I chat with Hoko One One elite athlete Ashley Brasovan fresh after her win at the 10k Marathon du Mont Blanc.
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-66m54-b2e813 I catch up with the amazing Anna-Marie Watson talking about her last 2 years of some pretty amazing accomplishments, what’s up next and her key tips for success.