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Head over to the new and improved site

If you have found yourself here nosing around the blog, please head over to http://www.toofattorun.co.uk where not only will you find all of the blogposts from the last 4 years but also loads of new running resources and ways to get involved in the campaign. Plus you will find the shop that sells a range … Continue reading

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British 10k 2014

“Tigers re supposed to run fast” she screamed leaning over the barrier. “Raarrrgggghhhh” I replied baring my teeth. How the hell are you supposed to explain to a 7 year old whilst running at 13 miles per hour that you’re a little bit tired and a little bit hot after running 9.5 kilometers in a … Continue reading

Run Fatty Run

Walking into the office on a Monday morning after a heavy weekend I was bombarded by one of the sports team “You are going to do the run on Saturday too right?” she said enthusiastically I was coordinating volunteers for the launch of Newham Councils community fit club an initiative to get residents excited about … Continue reading

Running Track

Top 10 tips for choosing your first race

Running races is an integral part of being a runner, that’s not to say you have to run them but they are a great motivator. If I hadn’t of entered that 3k fun run all those years ago I may never have discovered my love of running and I would never have continued to up … Continue reading

Fitness Myths

Top 10 Fitness Myths Exposed

In today’s internet-centric society, information is easier to access than ever before. However, this ease of access is often at odds with the actual accuracy of that information. In the fitness world, there are a number of supposed ‘facts’ which are regularly passed around the internet and thereafter around gyms and fitness clubs, which are … Continue reading

Fat women are lazy and discussting

No the final word in my title is not one of my typos, “discussting” is a word, well apparently it is if you are an ignorant, coward of an internet troll, one who takes the time to leave a comment on my blog. Over the years I have had a few rude messages left on … Continue reading

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Why can’t I run away from my bad eating habits

I guess this is a call for help, a big fat shout out to anyone who can give me the advice, support or kick up the backside I need to get back on track with my eating. Those of you who have been following my blog for a while will know that despite the apparent … Continue reading

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Runner of the Month – Sue Lenton

Name Sue Lenton Age 52 Where do you live? Sidcup BMI and/or Dress Size I don’t like being defined by a number but BMI is 30. When did you start running and why? I started running at age 50, I wanted to find a form of exercise I enjoyed. In October 2011 I was 21 … Continue reading

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What d’ya call 20 fat ladies running in a park?

No it’s not a joke, it’s what happened yesterday as part of the first ever Fat Girl Run Clinic – a unique 1 day running retreat for plus sized runners. About a year ago I wondered if there was such a thing after looking into running retreats myself. I was too worried about my speed … Continue reading

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Watch out Alan Sugar

Money has never been that important to me, but that being said I’ve been aware of it from quite an early age and always managed to find a way of acquiring it some how. Aged 7 I used to convince my sister that my handful of coppers were more valuable than her shiny £1 coin. … Continue reading

Run Hackney 2014

Half marathons are few and far between in good old London Town and that is for a number of reasons, but in part because logistically it is very complex and expensive to close off roads in the city that pretty much doesn’t sleep. But during the London 2012 Olympic games a lot of boroughs learnt … Continue reading

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Get your “Too Fat to Run?” T-Shirts & Hoodies NOW!!!

So it really is happening folks. Last night I spent the early evening frolicking with 9 amazing women in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on a fun photoshoot wearing my new “Too Fat to Run?” clothing range. OK…clothing range may be pushing it a bit…but “Too Fat to Run?” is a concept and we are … Continue reading

Juice…oh how I have missed you!!

Juice in our house growing up meant one thing…Orange or Lemon SQUASH!! I guess having 6 hungry mouths to feed on a low income meant that fresh juice was a bit of a luxury and something which we enjoyed only on rare occasions like Christmas, or in hotels on holiday. Wow I sound like I … Continue reading

New Kit

What kind of runner are you?

Last year the BBC published a list of the 10 different types of runners there are, unfortunately the only reference to women of size was the use of running for weight-loss, I mean its impossible to think that us larger ladies simply just like running for the sake of it, with or without the weight-loss. Here is … Continue reading

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Dances with Fat

Last night I asked the following question over on our active Facebook page “Who knows what #HAES stands for” It was met with a few wise arse comments, a couple of “I dunno’s” and a few “I knows” If truth me known a year ago I didn’t know what it meant either, as it is … Continue reading

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Burning the Candle

I have been incredibly busy of late not just in my running, but I guess in terms of my new business venture which is taking me back to my pre motherhood days of project management on 2012 where I could easily do a 16 hour day, and back to back weekends over the summer. But … Continue reading

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