Rat Race Coast to Coast Adventure Race – Scottish Highlands September 2015

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Blog
Rat Race Coast to Coast Adventure Race – Scottish Highlands September 2015

A month has passed since me and my husband, Pete, completed the Rat Race Coast to Coast Adventure Race. It was eventful to say the least but thoroughly enjoyable!! The wounds have healed and thankfully the pain is starting to become a distant memory.  Rather than write a blog, I thought I would share with […]

Are you strong enough?

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Blog
Are you strong enough?

  Until recently I hadn’t ever really considered including strength training into my training plans. I had read that it’s beneficial for runners but to be honest the idea didn’t appeal to me. That is until I tried it. I have now been strength training regularly for a few months and am definitely discovering the […]

Happy New Year – Here’s to a Healthy 2015!

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in Blog
Happy New Year – Here’s to a Healthy 2015!

It’s been a busy few months for me since my last blog. You may remember that I have struggled on and off with niggling injuries that have interrupted my running. 2014 saw me return to running and I completed events including Stockton Duathlon, various 10k’s including Middlesbrough in which I got my personal best time […]

Coast to Coast in a day

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Blog
Coast to Coast in a day

On Saturday 19th July, my husband Pete and his mate Ali embarked on a huge challenge of cycling coast to coast in a day. Almost 140 miles from Whitehaven to Sunderland taking in 9000 feet of climbing and some challenging weather conditions. Pete decided to dedicate his ride to his late Mum and raise money […]

Sports Massage Therapist to a Pro

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Blog
Sports Massage Therapist to a Pro

I am pleased to announce that I am now the official Sports Massage Therapist to Professional Kickboxer Leif Taggart. As an amateur competitor, Leif was World, European and English champion. Now as a professional he is English champion.  He trains 6 times a week, sometimes twice a day, which can take its toll on the […]

Back on Track

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Blog
Back on Track

As some of you will know, my running has suffered somewhat over the past year or so. My last event was the Ripon 10 mile in May 2013. Unfortunately, I had to pull out of Windermere marathon due to lack of training because of injury. I was disappointed but I still had Kielder marathon to […]

How do you go from A to DD cup without surgery?

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in Blog
How do you go from A to DD cup without surgery?

Following on from my last blog and the issues ive been experiencing with my back, I was asked by my physiotherapist if I’d had my bra size checked recently. Recently? Not ever that I remember was my answer. I really don’t know how I came to wear a 34B bra, but I wore that size […]

How’s your posture?

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Blog
How’s your posture?

It wasn’t until I started attending pilates classes that I realised how bad my posture was.  After 25 years sat behind a desk in my previous job at an unergonomic  workstation, it’s easy to see why.  It was brought to my attention recently how I stand and I really hadn’t realised, it’s something you do […]

Is stress a pain in the neck?

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 in Blog
Is stress a pain in the neck?

Stress – we all have it from time to time, from minor everyday irritations through  to chronic long term issues.  It wasn’t until I recently experienced the side effects for myself that I looked into how and why stress can literally make you ill. So, when we are stressed our bodies, in the ‘fight or […]

Just when I thought it was safe to catch the bus at Kielder…..

Posted by on Oct 13, 2013 in Blog
Just when I thought it was safe to catch the bus at Kielder…..

Kielder was my first marathon and from 2011 it became a special place to me.  2013 was to be my third Kielder marathon and I had set my sights on a sub 430 time (last year being 4.36).  Those of you who read my last blog may remember that my training ground to a halt […]

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