So you want to get fitter, faster, leaner and stronger to run your first marathon.  You know you've got to ramp up your running and do something about your diet and nutrition.


This section of my site is just for YOU.  I’m really pleased you’re here, ready to take your running as well as your diet and nutrition to the next level.


Maybe you know it all already, then I wish you well.  But if you're looking for guidance and inspiration on how to eat a balanced healthy diet, feel free to tuck in!


Check out my library of free resources, blog posts and tips, recipes and interviews with real runners. Check back regularly. I'm always, learning, writing and cooking so this section get's updated often with free resources just for you. 

If you have the dream to run a marathon download my 
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 Happy Running Folks!
Helen, The Cheesecake Runner

February 13, 2020

Running a marathon is 50% physical and 50% mental.  Lot's is written about training but much less is discussed about managing the mental side of running a marathon.

Running a marathon is an epic endurance event.  At some point your brain will "ask questions", you'l...

February 13, 2020

The count down to spring marathons has begun!


So my thoughts are turning to taper and those critical final weeks of preparation to my marathon training.  If you're running your first marathon this spring you need to trust your plan.  If you're in any doubt r...

February 13, 2020

If you're in training for a spring marathon, have you been carb loading since Christmas?

Running a marathon your body will be burning both fat and carbohydrates to power you around.

Despite your valiant pasta pigging habits, your body only has enough capacity to store en...

February 13, 2020

Are you in training for a Half or Marathon this spring?

There are loads of halves all across the country, as well as the big city marathons, Brighton, Manchester and London Marathons coming up.

If you're training to run a half this spring, here are my Race day essentials...

February 13, 2020

So you're training for a marathon.

Yippee! Whoop Whoop Whoop!

Now you're all signed up and you're following your plan.  But let's be honest here ... you don't really trust it do you!  You look at the plan thats been recommended and you have questions....

December 5, 2019

We're in the midst of winter with the winter solstice fast approaching.  I don't know about you, but my 'get out there and run' motivation to train after work at the end of the day is waning and I'm not sure it's going to wake up any time soon!

I've got all the kit, a f...