Tag: Marathon

I'm a massive fan of The Hoxton (Hotel). I've been a full-on convert since I used to do all my meetings there about 7 years ago- it had cocktails and comfy sofas and my office didn't. They have supported me with WJ London events and more and I am always impressed by their roster of events not to mention the hotel and brand as a whole.

That's why, even though I've already done a marathon runner round up this marathon-relevant event needs it's own post.

The Hoxton are teaming up with lululemon to put on the Marathon Shakeout Event, taking place this Saturday (21st April).

As with almost all of The Hox's events, it's completely free to attend. Guests and those setting out on the ambitious 26-mile slog can drop by to get their hair braided by Blue Tit (free), have a sports massage from Recovery Massage Therapy (free), and join us at one of the 3 sessions, covering pre-race nerves and more.

Find out more here 


Refuel after the London Marathon with Free Dim Sum at Royal China

The average Marathon runner will burn between 2900 and 3500 calories as they negotiate the 26.3 mile Virgin London Marathon course on 24 April 2016. With energy levels low, runners will need to recharge their batteries with a lunch of champions.

To help replenish their depleted fuel tanks, the Royal China Group will be offering competitors a free dim sum dish, when dining in one of their six London restaurants on the day of the Marathon. Diners simply need to present their Marathon medal to a member of staff on arrival at the restaurant.

Royal China is renowned for its Dim Sum, which is served daily from Noon – 5pm. Dim Sum dishes are often steamed or baked and so have many nutritional benefits. Diners can choose between favourites such as Cheung Fun (Rice Noodle Rolls) with Peanut Sauce; Steamed Prawn and Chive Dumplings; and Honey Roast Pork Puffs. The Royal China Group consists of six of London’s most authentic and prestigious Chinese restaurants, including the luxurious and critically-acclaimed Royal China Club. Based in prime areas of London, the restaurants are centrally located on Baker Street, as well as in Bayswater, Fulham, Harrow-on-the-Hill and Canary Wharf.


Run Hackney

Race entries for Run Hackney have officially reached the 10,000 mark, putting it inside the top 10 largest half marathons in the UK. This comes less than three months after the race opened for entry.

Taking place on Sunday June 22nd, Run Hackney is a brand new half marathon in the heart of East London, which promises to be a vibrant, fun and fast half marathon with the supporting spirit London’s residents never fail to deliver.

Entires officially close on Tuesday 27th of May, but are expected to close earlier if the race reaches its maximum capacity of 14,000. Given the high demand for places, organisers urge runners to sign up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

“Watching the London Marathon last month was truly inspiring, and I hope it motivates people to get active and start running. I look forward to seeing the streets of Hackney lined with supporters for Run Hackney this June, the same way that Londoners came out in their droves to cheer on the Marathon runners.”

- Jon Ridgeon, Run Hackney Spokesperson

The concept for Run Hackney came from Cabinet Member of Health, Social Care, and Culture Councillor Jonathan McShane, with an aim to help celebrate and promote the borough, whilst encouraging physical activity and enriching the lives of the local community.

“It's great to hit this milestone, the sight of ten thousand people running through Hackney, whether to get fit, raise money for charity or simply for the challenge will be really inspiring. I'd encourage anybody thinking of taking part to sign up now before the last places are snapped up.”

- Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council

The Council feels strongly that Run Hackney is a fantastic tool to encourage long term sustainable participation in sport and physical activity for all sectors of the community.

To enter the race, simply sign up at www.runhackney.com


If you have been training hard for the London Marathon this weekend then there are two wins in it for you - the win of completing the race and the win of free pizza for marathon runners at the Mayfair Pizza Co.

From today runners who are taking part in the Marathon can take a trip to the Mayfair Pizza Co with their Marathon number and get a free meal to rewards them for all their hard work.

You're going to need some stodge to get you over that finish line!

Mon 7th Apr – Fri 12th Apr,

4 Lancashire Court, New Bond Street, W1S 1EY



Runs: Two

Mood: Baths are my saviour

Lessons learnt: Stay positive

It’s week eight and I’m still alive, this is a positive and is slightly improving my mood while setting my alarm for 5.30 in the morning in order to get a run in before work.

I’ve learnt that having a 9-5 job makes marathon training pretty much impossible. It’s dark in the morning and the evening and unless you have the social life of a sloth you need to try and cram in running in the morning or at the weekend.

My runs are hurting less (at last) but this is mainly because I’ve upped my stretching and am probably getting a little fitter.

One heavenly discovery is the power of the bath. I’m a long-time bath fan but have recently taken to lying in a hot bath until I’ve become prune-like to help my muscles relax. I’ve got a range of different bath products but so far the number one by a long shot is the Elemis muscle soak. It seems to have been made with super healing powers and is also a great way to send you off to sleep (get out of bath first).

It’s four weeks to go now which by my calculations means I can get around a minimum of 16 bath hours in before the race which I’m decidedly more excited about then the thing itself.

My other new discovery is energy gels. These babies are pretty much the only thing getting me through the long runs and give you an instant boost of energy going round.

If you want to help please send your tips to me, anything from what to wear and how to stay warm to the best post-run exercises and stretches and what I should be eating and drinking. You can find me on Twitter at @rebecca_rutt or via email at Becky@whosjack.org. I’m running to raise money for the Stroke Association and you can motivate me (via donations) at my Virgin Giving page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RebeccaRutt