Interview with Annie Ross, Founder of Team 52

Did you catch my latest episode with Annie from @team52challenge We met when we were both speaking at @stylistlive 
This is a really uplifting and motivating one- perfect for a cold January morning.

PODCAST: Episode Eighty Five with Sarah Gregory

E P I S O D E E I G H T Y F I V E is live with @srosegregory@makemotherhooddiverse I promise this episode will have you nodding along. I love Sarah’s heart, mission and collaborative nature. She is collating and celebrating so many wonderful, rich, thought provoking conversations. I urge you to check out @abouttimesnews - this edition is edited by @toomuchmotheringinformation

PODCAST: Episode Three with Bex Walker, Founder of Bexfast

E P I S O D E E I G H T Y T H R E E live with lovely Bex founder of @bexfast_ She has the most almighty Kickstarter running at the moment... she wants to move her food business from her house into a kitchen so she can scale and give more people an excellent breakfast. Her story is so inspiring and heart warming and she’s just such a lovely person.

PODCAST: Episode Seventy Nine with Mel Bound, Founder and CEO of This Mum Runs

And, as is the case with so many people, as life progressed and two children and a full- time job kept Mel busy, exercise increasingly went out of the window.

This was compounded following the birth of her daughter as she seriously injured her back resulting in surgery, followed by a series of miscarriages which meant she was didn’t run for nearly three years. With a loss of confidence in her own body, she found herself unsure of how to find her way back to running.

However, the time came when she wanted to take action. Traditional running groups didn’t work because sessions were bang in the middle of kids’ bedtimes and they were also daunting after a couple of years of no real exercise.
It struck her that if she was feeling like this after a lifetime of loving exercise, how were other Mums feeling?

So, she posted on a Mum’s Facebook group looking for a running buddy that could fit around family times. At the first meet up on a rainy November evening in 2014, 75 women turned up to join her and she had “a massive light bulb moment” where she realised she was not the only one finding it hard.
She set up a Facebook group, called it This Mum Runs and started organising weekly runs, then twice weekly runs. Within weeks the community had grown to several hundred women.

The next phase started in January 2015 when a member posted on the group saying she wanted to start running but was too scared to join a group as she was a total beginner.

Lots of other women posted to say they felt the same. And so Mel started coaching beginners to help them get started.

Helping women who lack confidence, who haven't exercised for years and don’t believe they can, is something that both personally motivates Mel and is a big focus for This Mum Runs now and in the future.


Mel was able to make the jump to founding This Mum Runs as a business after securing a place in the award-winning business start-up accelerator programme Entrepreneurial Spark, which is sponsored by RBS and KPMG, and has provided her with the tools, training and support needed to create strong framework and fast growth. Within 6 months she had been awarded the “Acceler8’ Award” for the business demonstrating the most growth.

Running, Body Image and Growing a business from the inside out | Nicky Raby

M I N I E P I S O D E S I X Is live. It is a bit of a personal one but I wanted to share. 
I talk about running #couchto5k and how it is a mental game not necessarily a leg game. Visibility and how I want to feel in my body after having a very complicated relationship with it in the past. Also how at almost 37 I want to feel the best version of myself and connected with my body... and I mention the 90s ladette word ‘Goer’