Talking Running, Mumhood and Cake with Bake Off’s Briony.

When we first discovered that TMR Mama, Briony had won a coveted place on the line up of this year’s Great British Bake Off, you can imagine our excitement. Yes, there was happy dancing in a proud Mum kind of way. We are never prouder when we see one of our own following her passion, so this really was the *ahem* icing on the cake.

Imagine my delight when I met with her on a sunny autumn morning in Bristol – following her (let’s face it untimely) departure from the semi finals of the Channel 4 show – for a run and a chat about all things running, mumhood and baking.

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A Mile a Day helps Kids Work, Rest and Play

For a while now I’ve been worried about how little active time our kids get at school (specifically in primary schools.) I mean properly active, as in get out of breath and rosy cheeked type active. Both from my own experience with my kids’ school but also from a recent read of some Sport England research that looked at, amongst other things, the age when girls stop wanting to ‘do sport’. It’s dropped from 13 (bad enough) to 6 (horrendous). As the Mum of a 5 year old girl, I feel like we don’t have time to waste!

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Mud, Mums and Medals

An Uphill Adventure

Something really significant happened to me on the 3rd day of 2016. Although I didn’t realise it as the time, I was pretty busy trying to stop myself from being killed.

Packed full of cheese and mulled wine from Christmas, I ran up a very very steep, muddy hill for a few miles and then hurled myself kamikaze style back down the other side, with little regard for what i might impale myself on at the bottom. With 200 other people. In the pouring rain. While recovering from a nasty chest infection.

All things considered it was probably a slightly insane thing to do.

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This Mum Runs is one of Britain’s top Tough Mums

So this week was pretty exciting as I was chosen as one of the finalists in ITVs Tough Mums Challenge on Good Morning Britain. The event was designed to celebrate women who had overcome adversity and are doing amazing things.

The challenge involved taking part in a slightly insane extreme Tough Mudder obstacle course….all on national TV. Eeek!

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