In recent years cycling and triathlon have noticeably been growing in popularity but especially for the female form. I think a major factor in this rise is due to the amazing female role models that us women have in these sports. We’ve had women like Victoria Pendleton and Laura Trott dominating the track. Jodie Stimpson, Helen Jenkins, Chrissie Wellington, Vicki Holland and a firm favourite of mine Non Stanford leading the triathlon world over multiple distances. However you cannot talk about women’s triathlon without…

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I plan to share a lot more food recipes with you all. For those of you who are vegetarian or pescatarian my recipes will be ideal for you and if you’re not sure about meat free dishes you can always swap the quorn for meat on this dish! My favourite meals are chilli, spaghetti bolognese and sausage and mash which I still enjoy despite being meat free. The chilli and spaghetti is all about the spices to get that traditional flavour. Ingredients:…

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The last two weekends I have taken part in half marathons. It’s very important that you give your body the nutrition that it needs to keep your energy levels up on race day. My meal of choice for carbo-loading the night before a race is always pasta bake. This is a basic recipe that anyone can follow. Feel free to play around with the measures, I always cook more than I need as I can have it post race for…

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This might be a bit up close and personal for a newly set up blog but I think it’s important to talk about your experiences both good and bad, especially if it makes other people feel better or break the ice. Last week I went to my usual Nike Run Club. I joined the 9:30 minute mile 10km group as I wanted to get some miles in but take it easy as I had a half marathon on Sunday. The…

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A small post today to represent how the little things make a difference. The small thing I’m going to talk about is listening to music, especially when running. For me I need that push when I run. I need that fast beat to concentrate on, to get me through. I have heard that trying to sing when running helps your lungs/diaphragm but I’m not sure about running along the streets whilst singing my heart out. Although it would probably make…

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