Credits, Links & Awards

Thank you, thank you, you’re always so wonderful. I couldn’t do this without … 

My Training Partners and Cheering Squad


The audacious runner who sprints up mountains for fun and is always in search of the next ridiculous challenge.


The ever-graceful runner who manages to make any activity – from tackling killer hills to bending like a pretzel in hot yoga classes – look effortless.


The inspirational runner who has enough motivation and dedication for ten marathoners!

A fabulous blogger who writes about running, fitness, fashion, beauty, books, travel, photography and a little bit of everything else. Her life is fabulous and I’m grateful for the little glimpses I get via her blog.
The blogger who always makes me smile! Her posts are a little ray of sunshine, posting on anything and everything on healthy and happy living in Boston.
A hugely dedicated runner who has set herself the target of completing 52 runs in 52 weeks. Read and weep with envy at the amazing races (and more amazing medals) in and around Boston.
My Creative Genius

The Swan Maiden

The Swan Maiden is the creative genius responsible for the stylish look of Diary of a Dashing Fashionista. She seems to be able to reach right into my mind and paint whatever I am thinking of, but her illustrations always turn out a hundred times better than I could have imagined. A real artist and an absolute pleasure to work with.

My A-List Trainers and Studios

The Sweat Pink Ambassadors at Fit Approach

Sweat Pink Ambassadors live the Fit Approach mission every day: they sweat hard, play hard, and inspire those around them to achieve their best selves. I’m honoured to be part of the Sweat Pink community and receive the support of so many wonderful women.

Boutique Sport – Sport With Style

Boutique Sport is the ultra-glamorous way to work out. Their events combine sport and fitness with pampering, fashion, music, champagne, and great times together with the girls. So far I’ve joined them for running, boxing, cardio kettlebells and yoga classes – sign up for their newsletter to find out what the next fabulous event will be.

Matt Wolstenholme – Personal Trainer 

Matt is the most enthusiastic and motivational personal trainer I have ever trained with, and the only trainer EVER who has managed to get me up at the crack of dawn to run up hills and do circuits – but the sessions are so fun and varied that I never begrudge the lost sleep. He is so encouraging and supportive of his client’s crazy goals, so check out his website if you want a personal trainer who works as hard as you do to get you in shape.

Good Vibes Fitness 

My favourite yoga venue, a gorgeous heated studio in Covent Garden, with monthly Yoga For Runner’s classes. Even if I turn up with a scowl, I leave with a smile – and looser hamstrings!