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Finding The Time

Dawn Nisbet | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Parents
Dawn Nisbet

It's been a long time since I have updated my blog. Don't get me wrong, I haven't lost my passion for sharing my journey, and it's certainly not because life has quietened down over the last few weeks.

Why 'Twice The Health' Bloggers Hannah And Emily Make The Perfect Workout Buddies

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Fitness fans will know that having a workout buddy not only makes exercise fun, but gives you even more motivation to get your butt to the gym. ‘Tw...

I Knew It Was Silly But I Did It Anyway....

Olivia Cox | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Cox

Quite what I'd managed to do in my sleep I will never know. What I do know is that I had to suffer the ultimate indignity - I lay semi clothed in my childhood bed, sent mum an SOS text and waited. 

Colin Jackson On Race Day Disappointment

Alana Gray | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alana Gray

I'm no stranger to race day disappointment, having dropped out of a marathon a year ago around mile 19 in a lot of pain from a recurring injury (but clearly still not over it). Yet I've been surprised at how many London Marathon 2017 runners I've spoken to who, despite completing that amazing feat, are still feeling down about their race time.

It's A Marathon, Not A Sprint Dealing With The Black Dog

Sarah Lloyd | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Lloyd

She and her RIOT squad where born out of the black dog. To overcome her depression (and hers was pretty bad) Vicky started to run. She is the one that told me that depression is often the curse of the brave - that sufferers are those people who push themselves to the point of breaking.

Three Reasons Running Makes You Better

Jonas Altman | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jonas Altman

My dad has been jogging three days a week for the better part of 50 years. That's a half century of pounding pavement. It's over 7800 jogs much of which were performed sans music (before the advent of the Sony Walkman). In between the chatter of buddies and chirping of birds, Pops would listen to his breath deepen.

Badass 101-Year-Old Woman Runs 100m Race (And Wins A Gold Medal)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Man Kaur is 101 years old, but that didn’t stop her from taking part in an athletics competition recently (and leaving with a medal). Kaur, from Pun...

Why Scottish Nurse Pauline Cafferkey's Trip To Sierra Leone Is So Vital For The Ebola Orphans Still Living With The Virus' Devastating Impact

Imogen Calderwood | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Imogen Calderwood

Nurse Pauline Cafferkey hit the headlines in December 2014 when she became the first person in the UK to be diagnosed with Ebola during the devastatin...

8 Times Love Won At The London Marathon 2017

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Kenya may have taken home the first place medals in both the men’s and women’s races, but there was plenty more to celebrate at this year’s Lond...

Here's Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of The London Marathon

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK

The annual London Marathon is set to take place on Sunday 23 April. More than 50,000 runners will take to the streets of London for the 26.2 mile race...

Sky's The Limit: How I Turned Family Tragedy Into Breaking Records For Charity

Jacq Jones | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jacq Jones

This Sunday three of my colleagues and I will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Marathon time in a Four Person Costume - we all work as captains and cabin crew for Monarch Airlines so unsurprisingly our costume is an aeroplane!

‘The Runner Beans’ Charlie Watson On Why Running Is The Best Exercise For Mind, Body And Wallet

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Charlie Watson hasn’t always been a fitness fanatic. In fact, when she ran her first marathon in April 2012, she described herself as a “non-runne...

Running Gives Me That Release To Shut Everything Off

Matt Sutcliffe | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Sutcliffe

18 years on from these event I have a beautiful wife who understands but is there to push me back to fitness when I'm going through a rough patch. My biggest worry is for my two children, social media does some great things but if kids are not looking up from their phones, how can we encourage people to open up and have conversations. I think mental health awareness from a young age is so vital.

27 Of The Most Bonkers London Marathon Outfits Ever Worn

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK

Running a marathon is an incredible feat in itself - but some people like to make it even harder by dressing up in fancy dress. This year more than 50...

26 Tips For The Marathon

Becky Yardley | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Yardley

Anyone competing in a marathon this Sunday will now probably be in tapering mode, a phase where you will be reducing intensity and conserving energy for the big event in a few days' time. That means fuelling your body with carbohydrates, getting plenty of sleep and reducing the length of your runs.

11 Things All Non-Runners Think During Marathon Season

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We get it runners, you are putting your legs to better use than the rest of us failures who can barely move from the sofa to the fridge without gettin...

How Marathon Running Really Affects Your Body

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Finishing a marathon is seen as the ultimate challenge by many runners, but pounding the pavement for 26.2 miles can take its toll on the body. And th...

We're Running The London Marathon For Our Best Friend And His Wife

Jack Corbett | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Corbett

With all of us married, having been best men at each other's weddings, it was time to face a new challenge together and the iconic London Marathon seemed like the obvious choice. Training has been tough, but we've stuck to the schedule, fitting in sessions several times a week around the demands of work and family life. And the two of us have met up each Sunday for our weekly long run, getting some miles under our belts ahead of the big day.

The Journey To A Mindful Mover

Chevy Rough | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chevy Rough

I needed a way out, and quick. First up, break the habits, escape the cycles of destruction and get off that damn hamster wheel. I thought getting some routine around exercise and getting my body to work for me could be a good starting point. But first I needed to find my fitness weapon of choice.

Marathon Runners, Here Are 11 Exercises And Stretches To Help Prevent Injuries

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The London marathon fast approaching. But while runners will be (understandably) focused on completing the 26.2miles and getting across that finish li...

13 Experienced Marathon Runners Share Their Advice For First Timers

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

This year’s London Marathon is fast approaching (23 April) and participants are psyching up for 26.2 miles of blood, sweat, tears and cheers. More t...

10 Minutes Or 11 Minutes? It's Very Important

Dawn Nisbet | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dawn Nisbet

The Manchester Evening News ran an update on my journey this week. It amazes me how comfy I have become being interviewed, hopefully finding the right thing to say so I don't sound like a jibbering wreck and that people might find my story engaging and that it hits a chord with them.

How To Increase Your Sex Drive, According To An Orgasm Expert

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If sex is the last thing on your mind after a long day at work, you should grab your trainers and go for a run. It might sound counterintuitive to exe...

I Can't Stop My Friends From Dying - But I Will Help Them Live

Jackie Scully | Posted 02.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

We, none of us, know how long we have left. So, we owe it to ourselves, our loved ones and our friends to make every day special. I cannot stop from friends from dying. But, I vow to do whatever I can to help them achieve their dreams and smile through their days.

Running With Anxiety

Matthew Sanders | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Sanders

My wife asked me recently why I run and couldn't think immediately of a logical reason. It's sometimes painful and quite often an intrusion into my ev...