• Sat23July 2016
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  • Make it a Big Badminton summer

    If you think Badminton is just something your dad used to play in the 80s with his work colleagues then think again. For this summer, it’s bigger, badder and more accessible than ever, thanks to a campaign set up by Badminton England. And why shouldn’t we all grab a badminton racket and head outside to […]

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  • Sun10July 2016
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  • #SpinAgainstHunger this August @BOOM_Cycle

    August is a quiet time of year so if you’re in the mood to ramp it up a bit, head to BOOM Cycle on 5 August at 7pm for a spin class with a difference. Set up by spin enthusiast and BOOM Cycle fan, Katie Andrews (@itskatiefam), all proceeds raised will go towards the very worthwhile […]

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  • Thu23June 2016
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  • Make It A #SimplyRunderful Weekend

    The sun may not be shining and it’s certainly going to be a rocky few days but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a Simply Runderful weekend. No, that’s not a spelling mistake or me trying to be clever – #SimplyRunderful is a project put together by two super-fit lasses with the aim of raising […]

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  • Fri10June 2016
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  • Go on Texas, Style-me-over

    It’s over a month now since we returned from Texas and while at times it can feel like a lifetime ago, what I do remember is the distinctive style. In Austin, there was a certain rockabilly feel what with the long stretch of vintage shops in SoCo (South Congress). San Antonio has a South American feel, […]

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  • Sun05June 2016
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  • Walk this way with Farfetch

    It’s finally time to ditch those layers and put away the woolly jumpers as summer is here (well for a week or so at least). So if your shoe cupboard is looking a bit tired or you’re simply in need of a refresh, ensure you’ve got sole this spring/summer 2016, thanks to Farfetch. Fortunately, it’s […]

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  • Fri25March 2016
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  • The Midland Storm by the Dynamo Dad

    In a break from my normal ramblings, I pass over to the Dynamo Dad who has penned an animated tale about his recent trip to Texas.  We decided to head to Midland Texas because we wanted to go see Big Bend National Park and the Guadalupe Mountains. Both of which are probably the remotest areas […]

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  • Sun06March 2016
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  • 5 Things That Help You Survive On Crutches

    It’s not easy shifting your bodyweight on a pair of metal sticks. Everything takes about 20 times as long as it used to and even the simplest things such as carrying a hot drink in the morning from the local coffee shop to work becomes a mission. Yes, it’s a challenge which I’m currently faced […]

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  • Mon29February 2016
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  • From Paris With Love: Comptoir Des Cotonniers

    So why go to Comptoir Des Cotonniers? Because you’ll find pieces that will last this season and the next. Go to any French city and you’ll probably find a Comptoir Des Cotonniers in their equivalent of the high street because season after season, this bastion of French fashion provides its stylish French customers with a mixture […]

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  • Thu18February 2016
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  • Injured runner? What to do for the best

    It’s been a tough week…no, it’s been an earth-shattering week. Let’s start way back Around the beginning of December last year, I hurt my ankle badly, so badly that I had to pull out of a marathon and drop down to a half. For about two to three weeks after, it was painful, swollen and […]

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  • Sun14February 2016
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  • My top 3 alternatives to cow’s milk

    When I first tried veganism as part of #veganuary, I didn’t expect that six weeks later I’d still be shouting about #plantpower. But much to my surprise and my partner (who regularly complains about the lack of cow’s milk when he makes his Saturday lattes), here I am, mid-February, still experimenting with vegan recipes. Why? […]

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  • Sun31January 2016
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  • #Veganuary: hype or healthy?

    When I first dipped my toes into vegan territory almost a month ago, I was slightly concerned. How would I eat enough to stop me feeling hungry? What happened if I suddenly had a hankering for scrambled eggs? And the most awkward part of all, what about eating out?   The first two questions went […]

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  • Thu21January 2016
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  • Guess the fashion designer with Farfetch to win

    Calling all fashion aficionados. If you think you know your Sophia Webster from your Sophie Hulme, try the quiz below from Farfetch. Go on, give it a try, get your name on the leaderboard and you could win £500, £300 or £200 Farfetch voucher. ( Hint: you have to click over the image to see the […]

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  • Sun03January 2016
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  • #Veganuary – Embracing The Vegan In Me

    Having been a veggie for around 20 years now, I thought going vegan for a month would be easy. I rarely touch cheese, the fish counter gives me the heebie jeebies and I’m that (slightly annoying holier-than-thou) one in the restaurant filling my plate with colourful salad rather than lumps of beige and chips. I love […]

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  • Sun22November 2015
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  • Week 1: Julia Buckley’s Ignite challenge

    It’s never easy changing your ways. As much as you want to make those adaptations, trying to curb those habits can be difficult, especially in the run up to the busy period. I’m not making excuses (well I am) for my lack of a complete transformation over the past week but I’m simply trying to […]

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  • Mon28September 2015
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  • The day I went a-swinging (at Go Ape Trent Park)

    From climbing up rope ladders to swinging Tarzan-style into a rope net, I finally got to live my childhood dream of being on the 90s TV programme Gladiators again, thanks to Go Ape. No, there wasn’t a Travelator, John Anderson shouting “Contenders ready!” or skimpy lycra costumes (in view anyway) but it was the same […]

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  • Sun27September 2015
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  • The Road To Recovery: 3 Things I’ve Learned

    Just over two months and a half ago I broke my arm or more specifically fractured my humerus while running the epic 100K Race To The Stones. To someone who would think nothing of waking up at 6am, throwing on my rucksack and running 10 miles before work, this was a huge blow. Suddenly I […]

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  • Fri18September 2015
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  • 5 Things I Learned About The Mediterranean Zone

    No, it’s not some kind of new fitness regime or the latest beauty trend involving blue eyeshadow and lashings of mascara, The Mediterranean Zone is a new adaptation of the best-selling Zone diet. Launched by biochemist Dr Barry Sears in the mid-90s, the original “Zone” diet turned the notion of high carbs low-fat on its […]

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  • Mon14September 2015
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  • Get Fit For Free With Sweaty Betty and Simone De La Rue

    It’s not easy to get back to fitness after an injury but now I’ve been given the OK by the Dr, I’m determined to come back fitter and faster than ever. When I wasn’t running, I was always thinking of whether there were ways of improving the way I train. (That’s what happens when you […]

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  • Thu13August 2015
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  • Dealing With Injury: Feeling Outta Control

    It’s been a month. A month without running and to be quite frank it’s been the toughest few weeks I’ve ever had to live through. Sod running across the desert in god knows what degree heat, when you enjoy something with a passion, you can’t help but experience a mixture of emotions when that has […]

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  • Sun02August 2015
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  • My Big Fat Italian Wedding 2016: The Wedding Cake

    In a detour from my normal ramblings about running, fitness, fashion and sometimes beauty, I thought I’d introduce you to something I’m having a bit of a mare making a decision over: The Wedding Cake. You see I asked my very talented soon-to-be sister-in-law (see her designs below) if she would kindly use her skills […]

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  • Wed29July 2015
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  • 5 Essentials to take on a camping weekend

    Whether you’re heading to a festival this summer (lucky you) or simply want to get away from the city, chances are you could be camping out under the stars. While your break may lack in the usual creature comforts, there’s nothing quite like it. Sitting round a camp fire at night, snuggling up in your […]

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  • Sun26July 2015
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  • 3 Ways To Stay Active With A Broken Arm

    Two weeks after I broke my arm (fractured the humerus – that’s the long bone in the upper arm connected to the scapula – in three places), I have finally accepted that I will not be running any time soon At my last appointment, I was told it would take at least six weeks. That’s […]

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  • Wed15July 2015
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  • Challenges: Maui Jim Tennis Clinic At Wimbledon 2015

    It’s not everyday you get to go to Wimbledon. And it’s not everyday you get to experience a tennis clinic with a world-class superstar, sip on Pimms, dig into strawberries and cream, and discover a new brand of “sporty” sunglasses called Maui Jim. So when the opportunity arose, I jumped at it. On the first […]

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  • Tue30June 2015
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  • Trails In Motion Comes to London

    I currently go to YouTube for two reasons. While the first is to rekindle my love with music, specifically 90s dance, my favourite bands from the same decade and French bands from the early 2000s, the second is to feed my current obsession – Trail Running – and once race in particular, the North Face Lavaredo Ultra […]

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  • Fri19June 2015
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  • Join The Tribe: Buti Yoga At Gymbox

    No, it’s not a new make-up craze. I’m painting fluoro stripes on my face as I am about to embark on a Buti Yoga class at Gymbox, Stratford. Buti what? Buti Yoga that’s what. Not to be confused with ‘booty’, Buti Yoga draws on the disciplines of tribal dance, power yoga and plyometrics (or jump training) to […]

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  • Mon18May 2015
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  • Feed Your Skin This Spring

    Don’t you just love this time of year? The sun is shining, the gardens are in full bloom and the air feels fresh and new. And hopefully after reading this sponsored beauty article put together for me, your skin will to. After the long, cold winter, things are hotting up at last. To celebrate the changing of […]

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  • Tue12May 2015
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  • My Big Fat Italian wedding 2016: tips and advice from the wedding elves

    It’s finally happening – I’m getting hitched next year in Italy so I asked Caroline Vickery-Clark of weddingelves.co.uk for her tips and advice on marrying in this beautiful country. Italy. The romantic capital of the world, beautiful beaches, idyllic countryside, and exotic gondolas gracefully carving through the mirror topped Venetian canals. Surely this is the perfect place to get married. […]

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  • Mon11May 2015
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  • Sweaty Betty AW15 #Tomboy Collection

    If you’re a… at heart, Who adores… Then you’ll love… Sweaty Betty’s #Tomboy autumn/winter collection In other words, this year’s autumn/winter collection for Sweaty Betty is pretty damn fine. In fact, it’s a real fusion of top-quality performance wear and fashionable pieces that you can wear anytime. Drawing inspiration from California, skate parks and oil spills at race tracks, you’ll find a mix […]

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  • Tue28April 2015
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  • Passionate and altruistic? Consider a career in fitness

    Hands up if you’ve ever considered a career in fitness? It can seem like an extremely attractive proposition, especially with the latest findings from a survey, conducted by SkillsActive and the Exercise, Movement and Dance Partnership (EMDP), revealing that 70% of fitness professionals want to work in the fitness industry because they have a genuine […]

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  • Fri24April 2015
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  • Omega-3 and heart health: do you ever think about it?

    You exercise regularly, eat a relatively balanced diet, sleep at least six hours a night and religiously slap on expensive face cream with added SPF every morning. Why? When you’re healthy inside, it shows on the outside. Your eyes sparkle, you’re bouncing off the walls with energy and you may just squeeze yourself into that dress that’s been hanging at […]

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  • Tue14April 2015
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  • Marathon des Sables 2015: let’s start at the end

    ,The aftermath of Marathon des Sables is a crusty pair of shorts, “off-white” Raidlight hat and gaiters, less than fresh X-Bionic top, worn Shock Absorber sports bra, pair of Runderwear boxers, a holey buff, your race number, a pair of sandy Speedcross X3 Salomons, a ragged Marathon des Sables 2015 guide and, of course, the hunk of metal that you’d […]

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  • Thu19March 2015
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  • A twist on a classic: the Breton top and stripe icons with Farfetch

    Iconic and timeless, a Breton top is one purchase you will never regret. Famously sported by Coco Chanel and Brigitte Bardot, it epitomises understated French chic. But it has not always had an association with the such icons. In fact, from the mid-nineteenth century, the Breton top was the official uniform of French seamen ‘La Mariniere’ in Brittany because it made seamen overboard easy to […]

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  • Wed11March 2015
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  • ClassPass London equals flexible fitness fun

    Want to put some oomph back into your fitness routine? Not sure about committing to one studio? Enjoy the flexibility of trying out some of the hottest new classes in town? Now you can bypass all these workout conundrums and try out a variety of boutique studio classes (in London) to boost your performance without blowing your monthly allowance completely.  Oh yes, the Stateside concept called […]

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  • Tue17February 2015
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  • Banana pancake recipe pilfered from my foodie friend

    As it’s pancake day or Shrove Tuesday, I’ve decided to share the love and let you know about one tasty alternative recipe that I pilfered from my foodie friend Laura Tilt (@NutriTilty). Why? Well, they’re so quick and easy that even a lazy chef like me can whip them up in minutes. Nutritious and delicious, here’s a […]

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  • Fri06February 2015
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  • Wrestling like a pro at Gymbox

    Why run when you can wrestle? I’m joking of course but it is a bloody good workout. Gymbox invited a few bloggers along to find out what their Show Wrestling class is all about. Move over Hulk Hogan Before Freeview Saturday night telly was all about Knight Rider, Blind Date, Gladiators and show wrestling. Muscular […]

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  • Thu15January 2015
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  • Inspired by #thisgirlcan?

    Better late than never – I have to say that the latest #thisgirlcan campaign struck a chord with me and many others because, to put it simply, it’s encouraging women to become more active and not give a monkey in the process. As someone who has spent the last 10 years not giving a monkey what […]

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  • Sun04January 2015
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  • #mygoal 2015: one step at a time

    This is me on New Year’s Day setting out my major goal for this year, which as you can see is pretty self-explanatory. I’m super well aware that over the next (cripes) 88 days I will have to train, eat and sleep better in order to make the most out of the Marathon des Sables experience. […]

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  • Wed26November 2014
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  • It’s time to party with City Academy

    Glow sticks and legwarmers at the ready as it’s time to party with City Academy. Help is at hand to counter all the food and alcohol festivities throughout December in the form of…yes…you guessed it partying. On Monday 1 December, London’s leading and most inclusive performance and creative academies will be offering all those wannabe ravers the chance to work up […]

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