Every Mile is a Victory

Welcome to Queen of the Mile for those that love running and road cycling and consider every mile as a personal victory. Brought to you by Lorna North and some inspiring contributors.

 

A year in review | My best Queen of the Mile moments of 2015

At the end of every year I like to do an annual round-up to assess what I will be taking with me and what I will be leaving behind. Even though a year goes so quickly, there is still so much you pack into it and having a quick period of reflection like this makes you...

5 things you shouldn’t do when cycling up Mont Ventoux!

One thing on the to-do list for 2015 was to cycle up a mountain. My boyfriend Andrew and I decided on the Giant of Provence, Mont Ventoux up the traditional Bedoin route. It was absolutely glorious, particularly in hindsight when I'm safely back on the sofa and the...

“Laughter is the finest exercise” says my Grandma

I like to interview lots of different women on Queen of the Mile like casual joggers, yoga bunnies, determined Ultra marathoners and speedy triathletes. A lot of being a good endurance sportswoman comes from having a good attitude. The motivation to get up and get out...

“Yoga improves the mental challenges of long distance running and cycling”- Steph’s story

Yoga practice can be hugely beneficial to a running or cycling training plan. We spoke to Stephanie Gulamali, certified Yogi and Sports Masseuse, for some advice and explanation on how yoga can help improve your performance on the road.     When did you first get into...

How I am mentally preparing for the Zurich Half Ironman

There is the slight whiff of fear in the air as I have just realised that the half Ironman distance triathlon in Zurich that we signed up for over a year ago is but two weeks away. As with many novice triathletes, the thing that is causing me the most anxiety is...