From non runner to marathon runner in just six months. 
If I can do it, anyone can! 

I’m Rachel a 30-something designer and lover of a good coffee. Probably the least sporty person you will ever meet, I signed up for a marathon in 2013. I didn’t even own a pair of trainers but wanted a challenge and to achieve something I didn’t think I could. I had no clue how far a marathon even was yet 6 months later I crossed that finish line in a very respectable 4hrs 46 minutes.

The journey was incredible and I met some amazing and inspiring people so decided to continue. It felt nice to be part of a ‘club’ and I really loved the team spirit and support. I now enjoy running for both the physical and mental benefits and document my journey on here.

I have since completed 11 marathons, an ultra marathon, a handful of endurance events and too many halves and 10k’s to mention. Eager to spread the running love, I am an England Athletic run leader and I’m more than happy to forego a PB in order to help someone achieve their goals – it’s a great accomplishment seeing someone complete a distance they never thought they could.

Thanks for stopping by and do pop over and say hey on Instagram 


3rd April 2022
Manchester Marathon

22nd May 2022
Great Run Manchester

10 July 2022
ASICS London 10km

2nd October 2022
London Marathon

Parkrun: 24.52
10K: 51.33
10 Mile: 1.22.16
Half Marathon: 1.56.14
Marathon: 4.12.55