Running and the Brain

‘Mens Sana in Corpore Sano’, the Latin phrase meaning a rational mind in a healthy body is known to most of us. Indeed there is this rumour that aerobic exercise and more specifically running, benefits not just our body but our brain too. But what is the evidence exactly and how does aerobic exercise affect…

Diary of an athletic family come Sunday raceday

My husband (who has taken up cycling in the past year) and I both had a race this Sunday morning. Admittedly his was the more important one as with his time he wanted to qualify for another big race next September. Mine was just another 10km that I hadn’t specifically trained for. So as he…

AFTERSHOKZ Trekz Titanium wireless headphones review

Until about a year ago, during my runs I was still using my ipod mini (ancient history now) with my favourite Sennheiser yellow sports headphones that I had been renewing every few months. I trusted these headphones and would not change them for anything, even though it was getting more and more difficult to find…

The Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% to the test

The Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% is one of the most discussed, most anticipated and most sought after shoes to date. They were designed as part of Nike’s attempt to break the 2-hour marathon barrier (Breaking2 project) earlier this year. The shoes have been available to non elite runners since June 2017, but have been sold…

Running in Poros island, Greece

This is the first time since I started running that I visited somewhere and didn’t manage to go out for a run. The reason being a virus that hit me the day before we left for the island. However, as we had the car with us, with the help of some good old Lemsip I…

Running at Lurgan Park, Northern Ireland

At the beginning of June we visited my husband’s family in Northern Ireland and specifically Lurgan, “a small grim town outside Belfast”, a description of his hometown that had originally appeared in the Boston Globe some years ago that my husband humorously used when introducing himself to me. I had however been there before and…

SNF run 2017: running to the future

On Friday 23rd June 2017 the 3rd SNF Run organised by the Niarchos foundation took place in homage of Olympic day. The race that started just before 9pm, included 2 distances, that of 6km and 10km. Both races started at the iconic Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic games were held in 1896, at…

Nafplio Energy triathlon

The Nafplio Energy triathlon took place on Sunday 11th June 2017 and was organised by the Greek triathlon foundation in collaboration with the municipality of Nafplio. The races that took place were: Olympic distance triathlon (1,500m swimming, 40km cycling and 10km running); sprint distance triathlion (750m swimming, 20km cycling and 5km running). One could do…

Fields of Life Stormont fun run

The Fields of Life Stormont fun run that took place this year on June 3rd, is an annual 5k and 10k race organised by the Fields of Life charity that works in East Africa, trying to improve people’s lives with educational, water and enterprise projects. All funds raised from the 2017 race will go towards helping give…