The Westminster Mile Medal

The Westminster Mile Medal

May is a glorious month because of the Bank Holiday and because of the races. The last May Bank Holiday saw two races take place over two days. The first was the Westminster Mile and the second was the Vitality 10000. This post is all about the Westminster Mile and tomorrow I will be posting my race recap over the longer distance. 

Of all the races I have run and distances I have plodded over, the mile distance is something I have never raced in proper race conditions. Yes I have run timed miles before, and you can read about those here and here, but a proper race with a medal at the end and Lord Seb Coe at the start?! Never and I couldn’t wait. 

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I am going to start this post off with a disclaimer: last week I got a massage. It wasn’t part of any physio treatment but something I was offered to try at Marshall Street Leisure Centre and Spa. It was completely indulgent, very, very lovely (more on that later) and not something I have ever paid for before. And it got me thinking, are massages a waste of money?

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Reaching the top of a wall at Westway Climbing

Reaching the top of a wall at Westway Climbing

I am such a newbie with climbing that until a very little while ago, I thought ‘climbing’ and ‘bouldering’ were the same thing. Both might involve leaving the ground and going up, but that’s about where the similarities start and end. Climbing involves ropes and knots and working with someone to make sure you ascend and descend safely. I couldn’t wait to try it at Westway Climbing Centre.  

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The water was so cold!

The water was so cold!

Tough Mudder. When I think of those words I think of mud, cold, wet, and rain. I see pictures of people clambering over obstacles and helping each other. It’s something I always assumed I’d do one day but never really signed up for. Then my friend Charlie, from The Runner Beans was putting a team together and before I cold talk myself out of it, I said yes.

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A class using the Speedflex machine

A class using the Speedflex machine

I always jump at the chance of reviewing classes. Once upon a time there only seemed to be three in all of London, and they were all targeted to people who weren’t me. Now of course London is awash with very cool fitness classes to try and last week I had the chance of going to Speedflex. Speedflex is a London-based studio where the main draw is this incredible piece of kit used to work your whole body.

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