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6 of the best UK women’s running blogs

Sunday 8th March 2020 is International Women’s Day. This is a day aiming to help forge a more gender-balanced world, raise awareness of gender bias and celebrate women’s achievements. The UK is full of inspiring female runners. In honour of that, we have put together a list of 6 of the best UK women’s running blogs. 

Here at Run Mummy Run we work to empower and support women. We love to celebrate female runners from all walks of life. That’s why, as part of our International Women’s Day celebrations, we want to share some of our favourite running blogs. All of them are written by women who we find inspiring. Let us know which is your favourite, or if we missed any great blogs.

Lazy Girl Running

Lazy Girl Running hosts the musings of personal trainer, run coach and marathon runner, Laura Fountain.  Here, you’ll find a mixture of advice, personal training updates and fascinating blogs. Topics include staying active during pregnancy, returning to running post-pregnancy and essential training tips.

Why she inspires us

Laura wasn’t always a runner.  She didn’t enjoy running when she was younger and she even used to skive PE lessons!  Now she’s an accomplished runner who loves nothing more than helping other women to start or to get back to running.

The Fitbits

Tess Agnew isn’t just a runner. She will try her hand at anything active and endorphin based! She is all about body confidence and showing that strong is not a size. Expect posts about marathon training, mountain biking, yoga and even ultra white collar boxing!

Why she inspires us

Tess shares both the good and the bad; her blog is honest and real. She loves new experiences and is willing to try anything fitness based. Tess enjoys fitness with a sense of fun and you will always come away inspired.

Run Young 50

Katie Holmes wanted to write a blog that was relevant to older female runners, those over the age of 50. She felt these amazing runners were often ignored in the mainstream media. On Run Young 50 you’ll find interviews with inspiring runners over 50. There are also articles about the history of women’s endurance running, older female ultrarunners, and advice on issues such as running on HRT.

Why she inspires us

Katie proves that age is just a number. She’s determined to show that by being physically active as an older woman she isn’t the exception or a ‘Supergran’. Her blog celebrates the many older women who are enjoying and excelling at running.

The PHD Runner

Emma is describes herself as a ‘Brummie who loves running’, which shows through her personal running blog. She blogs a lot about her problems with being injury prone, which many of us can relate to. She also shares interesting news from the running world, as well as tips and advice.

Why she inspires us

Emma reminds us that despite setbacks due to injury, you can still start again when it comes to running. Her easy-to-read style is engaging and inspiring, and it’s easy to relate to her experiences.

A Healthier Moo

Mary is an ICT teacher living in Northants. She has a passion for running and healthy eating, and her blog reflects both of those. She also talks honestly about juggling parenthood with running and life. She runs everything from parkrun to ultramarathons!

Why she inspires us

We all know how hard it is to juggle motherhood with running, work, life admin and all the rest. Mary talks about it honestly, in a way that many of us can identify with.

Girl Running Late

If you’re looking for a stylish runner to follow, Girl Running Late is your perfect match. She certainly doesn’t do boring running gear!  You’ll find articles on her own training, race reviews, her ‘lust list’ of kit she wants to buy and subjects that mean a lot to her.

Why she inspires us

She is passionate about equality in sport and is campaigning to raise awareness. She’s also open about her struggles with anxiety. She describes herself as having a ‘love affair with running’, and this certainly comes through in her writing.

So that’s our pick of the best UK women’s running blogs. But who inspires you?  Which blogs do you love reading?  Leave a comment and let us know! 

2 thoughts on this post

  1. A very interesting blog about running. I have been running myself for about three years and because of this hobby I even started my own blog on the topic of running

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