Book Review: Running Like A Girl by Alexandra Heminsley

Apr 18, 13 Book Review: Running Like A Girl by Alexandra Heminsley

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This book was suggested to me earlier this week and the timing couldn’t have been better as I approach my first marathon on Sunday.  I laughed, cringed and wanted to cry in places.  But above all it was inspirational.  It was just what I needed. Alexandra (Hemmo) seems to have lots of reasons why she can’t run at the...

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Do you have a ‘Chipper Jen’

Mar 08, 13 Do you have a ‘Chipper Jen’

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One of the books that has had the most effect on me on my running journey is: Nonrunner’s Marathon Guide for Women: Get Off Your Butt and on with Your Training by Dawn Dais.  I suppose it’s because I can relate so closely to her. Dawn somehow signs up for a marathon yet she isn’t a runner. To her exercise is...

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Review of RunKeeper iPhone App

Feb 02, 13 Review of RunKeeper iPhone App

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I switched over to the Runkeeper app at the beginning of January after a friend suggested I have a look at it. For the past few months I’d been using Runtastic for running and Endomondo for walking. I have no complaints with either of them but, as you can tell, enjoy trying new toys! The basic Runkeeper app is free to...

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Review of Yaktrax Walker

Jan 22, 13 Review of Yaktrax Walker

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Making tracks with Yaktrax Walker was easier than I thought! I didn’t think I’d be able to fit my training run in today as my daughter was off school as she was unwell, I didn’t relish the prospect of running in the dark on the ice even with my trusty head torch. Fear not – Yaktrax to the rescue! One of my...

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Review of Inov-8 Race Elite 3 Hydration Pack AW12

Jan 19, 13 Review of Inov-8 Race Elite 3 Hydration Pack AW12

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I was looking for something sensible to wear to carry everything I’ll need when running London Marathon, I’ll have keys, money, phone etc and also want water but hate running with anything in my hand. This pack was recommended by a running friend on one of the forums so I thought I’d give it a try as it looked to...

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Lenser 7498 H7R LED Head Torch review

Nov 08, 12 Lenser 7498 H7R LED Head Torch review

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Having seen most of the field on Monday evenings Gunpowder Plod race running in head torches I decided to have a look and see what a really good one would cost me.  The one that had taken my fancy on Monday was by Ay Up, an Australian firm, and it was two extremely bright spot lights that really did light up most of the street in...

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Endomondo is a great training partner

Jan 25, 12 Endomondo is a great training partner

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Having recently reviewed Endomondo as a phone app I thought it would be worth giving you a bit of an update on how much it has helped me over the past few weeks. But first I’d like to suggest a use for Endomondo that most people probably overlook, it came to me yesterday when my sister in law commented she had been watching...

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Review: Endomondo iPhone App

Oct 25, 11 Review: Endomondo iPhone App

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I used to run with a Garmin watch, but found it too clunky and I was too easily distracted by it, concentrating on what that was telling me instead of on my running.  Queue the arrival of the running apps for the smart phone and I have never looked back.  I have tried several but my current favourite is Endomondo. I listen to music...

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