Tag: hackney

Free fitness with a difference

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Image credit: Richard Murgatroyd Photography We couldn’t ignore the flurry of free fitness initiatives that are helping to get more people active across the country. Olivia Hubbard experienced two London offerings that each place community spirit at the heart of what they do. It’s common knowledge that Londoners are a unique species. We mooch about with [...]


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FitPro’s Olivia Hubbard shares her experience of running her first half-marathon: the Vitality Run Hackney. For any first-time half-marathon runner, the ideal weather would be a cooling breeze, light drizzle and a general October dampness to the air. I flicked on BBC weather at 6am and read “highs of 27°C today” in London. It was [...]

Spending time with nature – a lifelong habit

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Last week, we heard from GB ultra runner Robbie Britton who likes to run far … really far. This week, we talk to Cambridge-based ultra runner Katie Samuelson, who only needed to turn to her 74-year-old father for inspiration. Our final words of wisdom come from Hackney run club co-founder, father and short-wearing enthusiast Matthew Jeary, [...]