Insight Into | Mission Marathon Week 5 – 8

January was a hit and miss (more miss than hit) month for me. I was gutted to be struck down with a relentless IT band injury. One that seems to have been clinging to me like a bad smell since I ran the Race to the Stones back in July. However, the past week has brought me some new positivity. I must first credit Neil Meekings from Kinect Health, who has been working with me to put things back in place.
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Top 10 | Pancakes in London

Frying pans at the ready. Pancake Day 2018 falls on Tuesday February 13, meaning that its time to go flipping mad. Whilst some may be more into perfecting their toss at a Shrove Tuesday pancake race, whether it be sprinting towards the finish line or just spectating. Most of you will prefer the DIY approach, or have someone make them for you. Here's my roundup of the top 10 spots for pancake day in London - have fun, but just don't get too battered in the process.
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Top 5 | Fitness Classes in London 2018

As seems to be the norm now in London, new gyms, fitness classes and training trends are cropping up left, right and centre - even as a complete fiend I'm struggling to keep up! However, I'm doing my best, and have pulled together my round-up of classes that I think are worth trying out this year (no doubt in 6 months time I'll want to re-write this whole post all over again. But in the mean time.. here goes..
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Top 10 | On-the-go Running Snacks

Since completing my first ultra-run back in May at the Dukeries 40 Ultra, and whilst training for the Race to the Stones 100km a key focus has been figuring out which foods I can enjoy whilst on-the-go. Considering for both of these races I am required to carry the food myself, I was keen to ensure nothing was too heavy so they all tend to be snack size (i.e. mars bar size or smaller). I had a big reality check at the Dukeries Ultra having ill-prepared. With a complete and utter sweet tooth I packed an abundance of sweet treats, but hitting mile 30 all I was dreaming about was a packet of ready salted hula hoops - lesson learnt..
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