As a school teacher, target setting is an integral part of my work. We do a lot of work with students on the SMART principles of making sure what set is Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time Related. The reason we do this is? In fairness it is because it works. A target without being … Continue reading Setting Goals and Targets: Why they help
TDCR: We're so lucky to have guest coach Chrissie Stephson give us her low down on how to be a better runner. CS: Hey, have you started to succumb to marathon-fever that's kicking off? My world is getting really busy with runners asking the whats & hows of training, nutrition, and motivation as I coach … Continue reading How to Improve Your Running: without giving up the family and the day job
If your feet aren't happy its hard to be the best runner possible. It's well documented and understood what a massive role having the right shoe makes in this equation but what about the sock? Well it might be easily overlooked by some but I find that they can make a huge difference, particularly on … Continue reading Socks and why they matter
Recently I've been very lucky to spend some time in South Africa the home of some of the most beautiful running territory in the world. In London the overwhelming majority of my runs are road/pavement based and usually involve at least a few stops for cars and the like, dodging fumes and sharing the paths … Continue reading Trail running: why you should try it out
Part of the attraction of running is that it is so simple, you can put on your trainers and just run. The fact it is is so low tech and easy to do alone means that it gives you the flexibility to fit it in your schedule, more easily then taking up a team sport … Continue reading Running Groups: Why you should give them a go?
So perhaps you've set out on your journey to a new you. You've decided running could be your thing and you start a running Instagram account. You look at some other accounts and notice the beautifully lit images of people looking their manicured best in their running gear. Forget it! It's not the reality … Continue reading Embrace the sweaty selfie
**I'm going to start with a disclaimer here, to say that I am in no way shape or form giving professionally informed advice but merely presenting some of what I've found helpful that will hopeful spark some thought and debate. I think we all start with differing goals from our running accounts but I think these might … Continue reading Tips for a running Instagram account
It's a bit of dream of mine to have shared interests with my kids. I have visions of taking them to watch rugby matches, hiking, cinema trips, skiing holidays, scuba trips, and the like. But it's not that straight forward. I took my son to the rugby club in September to start playing touch rugby … Continue reading Running with the kids