My Love/Hate Relationship With Running.

"So, wait a minute," Mark said, clearly trying to take stock. "You don't like running outside because it makes your legs hurt, plus it's too cold, icy, windy, too hot, foggy, dark and there are 'people'?" "Right." "But you don't like running at the gym because...it's boring?" "Correct." He paused. Thinking. "I'm just wondering if … Continue reading My Love/Hate Relationship With Running.

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A Third Of Women Harassed While Running.

  A disturbing one in three woman have been harassed when running alone, according to the results of a new survey by England Athletics released this week. It includes being shouted at, drivers honking their horns and even men running alongside them. Perhaps unsurprisingly, just under half of the 2,000 women surveyed expressed fears for their personal … Continue reading A Third Of Women Harassed While Running.

My Parkrun experience (it didn’t end well).

Many thousands of people take part in, and love, Parkrun each week - sadly, I wasn't one of them. I was hoping to write a post about what an inspiring experience I'd had but, actually, it was the opposite. I figured if I was willing to publish a positive story I should also be honest and post a … Continue reading My Parkrun experience (it didn’t end well).

Run, Tara, Run.

When my friend and I were sat on the beach last year wondering whether we had it in us to do the couch to 5K programme, I don't think we gave any thought to what might happen afterwards. It's hardly surprising as we were facing eight or more weeks of 6am starts on winter mornings, often running in the … Continue reading Run, Tara, Run.