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The London-Paris 2011 – Cycling Event

On 23rd – 25th June, I cycled from London-Paris. As I write this it seems very simple, but the emotion, pain and elation that came with it is almost impossible to explain. I had been training for months leading up to this event and, since cycling is a new sport for me, I was pretty […]

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Work Life Balance

A lot of writers comment on the importance of the correct work/life balance and, whilst talking about my job to someone the other day, it suddenly dawned on me that I’ve actually got it just right. Few things in life are easy to get right first time and I’m a true reflection of that. I […]

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Commitment Issues!

I seem to have a slight commitment problem. I find myself feeling slightly claustrophobic when my life starts getting too ‘booked up’ in advance. So much of our time is planned and structured we have very little opportunity to be free and spontaneous. This had lead me to try and become more non-committal. Whilst routine […]

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Managing a Department

Becoming a manager of an entire department was brand new to me a year ago. I was used to leading teams, projects and focus group sessions but not actual managing. I love my role as the Schools Manager at motive8; I have great directors providing me with valuable support and a fantastic team of coaches […]

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Motive8 Design & Technology Project at St. Phillomena’s Catholic School for Girls

History We met Tunde Orelaja many years ago when he was Head Surveyor for Barratt East London, working on the construction of numerous new residential developments in east London. He was an immediate inspiration to us. A strong character, with fresh ideas and a no-nonsense approach to work, he was a keen fitness fan himself […]

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Some great quotes from, Jim Rohn – America’s Foremost Business Philosopher

In recent times I have read and listened to a different range of books and audio CD’s, 10 pages before bed or often filling my 2 or more hours driving time per day with positive information as opposed to the often negative news and repetitive radio stations. My favourite so far has to be Jim […]

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A question of lifestyle

Every year I visit the south of France with some of my best girlfriends in the world.  The purpose of our trip is to relax for a few days, away from our beloved children – to have a conversation without interruption! Most of our time we spend on the beach, or walking around the beautiful […]

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It’s OK to be tired! Rest is good….

I went for a jog on the towpath last week and after about 20 minutes thought to myself, this is hard work. It’s pretty rare now that I have loads of energy when I’m running, mainly due to the fact that I often run after a hard day’s work! I decided to stop and stretch […]

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Blenheim Triathlon Result – Sarah Cleland-Smith

How  quickly did June 4th come around?!  When I entered the Blenheim Triathlon I fancied a challenge and thought that 8 months was ages away! Treading water in the sunshine I was actually quite excited.  We took on board lots of advice given to us leading up to the event – ‘get in the water […]

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Blenheim Triathlon Result – Kim Mead

Well, I’m writing this blog so I survived my first ever triathlon! Was it tough? In simple terms yes. But as with most things in life, nothing is rarely straightforward. Standing at the start line, wetsuit and cap on, butterflies in my tummy, I couldnt actually believe what I was about to attempt. Yet, as […]

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Stress and the Individual

We all need stress in our life; it motivates and drives us and, if controlled correctly, can be extremely useful in making us achieve and gain in life. However most of us don’t get the balance right and we find stressors in our day to day life causing negative effects which can often lead over […]

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The benefits of massage – not just a luxury, but a necessity

As a massage therapist myself, the most rewarding time during my treatment is at the end when I see my client 100% relaxed and half asleep. Occasionally they will murmur something out of politeness, but for me just their reaction is mission accomplished for me. The majority of us work 9-5, throw in an hour […]

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One Day to Go!

I seriously cannot believe it. Six months of training and mental preparation and its finally here. My first ever triathlon. Am I prepared? Who knows. I’ve been training 4 times a week yet still haven’t completed all the disciplines one after the other in one session. I’d be lying if I said I wasnt nervous […]

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Having a Goal

Having studied sport science and applied sport psychology at university I am well educated on the theoretical elements and benefits of goal setting. However, until recently I had never really experienced the real practical benefits it has. Since stopping competing in athletics a year ago I have kept myself active with regular visits to the […]

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