Back In The Saddle

Claris, the bike, has arrived! Like a kid at Christmas, I got her home, attached the bits, tinkered, read the manual, tried on the gear. HA! Shit just got real. In less than a year, I will be riding 100 miles for Anthony Nolan and Team Margot. The last time I got on a bike I was […]

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Where to start?

Today I kinda ran a half marathon. Tonight, I don’t even want a Gin. There’s the context for this blog. Firstly, the good stuff. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Your words of support and encouragement over the last few months, since I started this crazy-ass idea, this morning before my first official half marathon […]

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When ticking a box just isn’t good enough.

A week to go before the first instalment of this years Marathon Challenge begins. What have I learned about this running malarkey and myself this week? First up, let me acknowledge the good thing. I “ran” another 13.1 miles today and I even conquered the, officially titled, Radford Rd incline for the first time. It’s a […]

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How a little run became 13.1

I am super proud of me today. My planned little run of up to 5 miles, having not ran since last Sunday, turned into 13.1 miles. I’m still not sure how it happened or why, but it felt right so I went with it. Until 3 miles in. I am running the route for the […]

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Eyes on #covhalf – 3 weeks to go

Today, I wanted to get “eyes on” and see the course for my first half marathon of the year, the Coventry Half Marathon. My initial plan was to run it and set a time. I picked up the first running belt I came across, one I haven’t used before by Kalenji Running, chucked in a […]

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I hate running but, in doing so, I may save a life.

For the wonderful readers of my blog last year, you will know just how much I pushed myself to give back to others, raise awareness and money for much needed causes whilst cracking my first full year as a freelance consultant. It was all going on. I am so very proud of all I achieved […]

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Innovation and Me

I would love to share with you why and how I do what I do that led to such a fantastic award for my work recently. The National Innovation in Training Awards are also know as The NITAs. Heard of them? Let me share a little about what they are. The NITAs highlight the individuals […]

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And the @BIIandBIIAB #NITA16 Trainer of the Year is….

Me! The winners of the 2016 BII National Innovation in Training Awards (NITAs) are announced The BII is delighted to unveil the six overall category winners of the 2016 NITAs, a national awards programme celebrating the very best in training excellence and innovation within licensed retail. First run in 1991, the NITAs were re-launched this […]

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Me, a finalist in @BIIandBIIAB National Innovation in Training Awards. #Happyface

Amazing news! I have been shortlisted for the National Innovation in Training Awards (NITAs) in the Training Professional Of The Year category.  This is the first time I have ever entered anything like this and I am chuffed to bits to be a finalist. The NITAs are highlighting the individuals and businesses in the hospitality […]

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Why I applied for #ConnectingHRAfrica

Thank you so much for reading this blog. It’s a long one so grab yourself a brew and settle in. If you are able to share this post, after you have read it, or help with donations, I know that myself, Retrak and Team Margot Foundation are immensely grateful and thankful for every single penny […]

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