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Caroline Geoghegan

Caroline is the founder of Run With Caroline. She is a UK Athletics qualified Run Leader, Run Coach, and Level 3 NASM certified Personal Trainer and has helped hundreds of women to start their running journey and reach their running goals. Caroline began her own running journey in 2008 and since then has gone on to run numerous 5k races, 10k races and half marathons. Based in Cambridge, UK, she actively engages with her local community to support women in starting their running journeys and fostering a passion for running. Beyond running, you'll often find Caroline writing and eating chocolate.

17 things you need to know before returning to running

Taking a break from running, whether it’s due to a busy schedule, injury, or you simply losing the motivation to run, returning to running can be a real confidence killer. There have been many times when I’ve had to take a break from running. The thought of starting all over again can be daunting.  You …

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5 things I wish I’d known before returning to running

You’d think that after 16 years of running, I’d be better at knowing what to expect when returning to running. I’ve been a runner for all of my adult life, having started my love affair with the sport in childhood. I was one of those kids who used to love PE and couldn’t wait to …

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Running 20 minutes a day: Benefits + how to start

Running 20 minutes a day is seen as an achievable goal for many people. A daily 20-minute run can be transformative. It’s also an enjoyable and sustainable way to become more active and get outdoors more. We all know that running has many physical and mental benefits, but what about running 20 minutes a day? …

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How to run your first 2 hour half marathon

If you’ve ever dreamt of conquering your first 2 hour half marathon in under two hours, you’re in the right place! I remember when I first ran my first sub-2-hour half marathon – all the training had been worth it as I crossed the finish line. I experienced feelings of overwhelm, excitement and exhaustion all …

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New year, new you: Try this 28-day beginner running challenge

Beat the post-Christmas blues with this beginner running challenge. This challenge is designed for beginners who are new to running or looking to kickstart their fitness journey in the new year. It’s also great for anyone returning to running after a break. Various studies have proven the benefits of running for your physical and mental …

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Mastering mile one: 10 tips to conquer the first mile of a run

Running is a transformative experience, but for many beginners, conquering the first mile of a run can be daunting. The initial stretch sets the tone for your entire run, influencing your mindset and energy levels.  However, the first mile can be full of challenges – including first mile jitters and fatigue. By incorporating these practical …

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The magic of the easy run: Why they are crucial for stronger and happier running

Easy runs are the foundation of a successful and sustainable training routine. They are often overlooked though as a form of training – after all they are not as exciting as speed training workouts and are less “brag-worthy” than long runs. In this guide we’ll explain why easy runs can have a profound impact on …

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Running and your period: Unlock the power of your menstrual cycle

Running and your period should not be overlooked. You know the feeling – you start your period and the last thing you feel like doing is going for a run or doing an intense workout. Your period doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks – you can still exercise – it’s just about adapting …

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Mental resilience when running: 10 practical tips

Embarking on a running journey is not just about your physical capabilities – it’s a mental challenge as well. When I started training for my first half marathon, I quickly found that mental resilience when running and was a crucial aspect of my training. It’s true when you first start running, you convince yourself that …

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