Last Updated 06/04/2016
Self-professed foodie and fitness fanatic Charlie Watson is the author of our top-ranking blog The Runner Beans. Her goal is simple – and that is to make fitness and healthy eating more accessible without missing out on any of the good things in life. Driven by a passion for running Charlie has taken part in marathons in New York, Paris, and Berlin. When she is not blogging, she is training to become a registered dietician.
The Fat Girls Guide to Running is the world’s only running resource and support website specially designed to cater for larger women. On a mission to prove you don’t have to be slim to be fit, Julie Creffield decided to set up the blog to help other plus-sized women to start running. Challenging old stereotypes this blog is all about empowering women to embrace their bodies and to live a happier and healthier life.
Laura Fountain started running at 30 and suddenly felt alive. Through her blog, Laura endeavours to show people how they can use running as a vehicle to move beyond their personal limitations, whether that be losing weight or de-stressing. When Laura is not busy blogging she works as a UK Athletics Coach as well as a journalist specialising in women’s health. She is also the author of two books; ‘The Lazy Runner’ and ‘Tricurious.’
Authored by three people the5krunner is a vital resource for beginners to the sport. The blog contains tips on speed, endurance and how to nail the sprint Triathlons.
Blogger Steve Way came to public attention in 2010 as a result of his transformation from overweight smoker to marathon runner. Since setting up his blog, Steve has run at the Commonwealth Games and broke the British Road 100K record by almost five minutes. His blog offers readers an insight into his life as a long-distance runner giving much inspiration to his readers.
Randall Wharton, author of RandRuns, describes himself as an average runner, but his blog has been named as one of the most influential in its field. A big part of Randall’s online success is the fact that his story is relatable to the ordinary man. Randall started running as a very unfit, overweight 39-year-old in late 2012. But when he ran his first marathon in early 2013 he quickly caught the long distance running bug and hasn’t looked back since. Despite being an award-winning blogger, Randal’s RandRuns is a humorous and down to earth blog covering the full gamut of his running activity.
Mary is an ICT teacher living in Northamptonshire and the author of A Healthier Moo. She initially decided to set up her blog to track her progress of losing weight through running but when Mary began to see the physical results of her hard labour she converted to a more holistic lifestyle. Now having attained her ideal weight, Mary uses her blog to share tips on how to maintain a healthy standard of living.
Blogger Helen Tamblyn-Saville loves drinking beer and eating cakes, but she is also passionate about running. With three marathons under her belt, Helen uses her blog to document her journey in health and fitness. Since setting up HelsBels, Helen has become an award-winning blogger and is also the ambassador for Quorn, which has helped her to cement her position as one of the leading influencers in her field.
Maria decided to set up her blog after discovering the joys of running in 2008. Not long after Maria found herself competing professionally, running in marathons in Brighton and Stockholm. When Maria isn’t blogging about her running, she is baking cookies and brownies, a passion that provided the inspiration for her blog name.
Originally from Vancouver, Laura author of life.laura.london, is now a full-time Londoner. She initially took up running during a stint of unemployment in a bid stay healthy. But since then Laura has run over 20 races. On her blog, Laura shares her love of running, eating healthily and living a balanced life.
The fundamentals of working with bloggers are the same as with traditional journalists at traditional media outlets: respect their schedules; take time to read their material to learn their interests; and only contact them if/when they want to be contacted.
Vuelio’s blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content and post frequency. Profiles of these running blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.
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