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Health & Fitness Marathon Training

An honest review of: STEALTH Real Fruit Energy Gels

June 4, 2017
Stealth Real Fruit Energy Gels Banana Review - HannahBanana blog - Runner - Marathon Training

First, for anyone out there thinking what are energy gels? Let’s get that bit out the way: Energy gels are little sachets of liquid that are usually made up of carbohydrates, sugar, electrolytes. sometimes protein and a lot of the time caffeine is thrown in there too, it all depends on the brand (which, by the way, there are sooooo many of). Typically they’re consumed by runners on…

My Life

Who is Hannah Banana?

May 28, 2017
Hannah Banana Blog Pink Flatlay

So, it’s official! I’ve waved farewell to Tink Jayne, I’ve shed my skin, re-birthed, rebranded, matured, whatever you want to call it (although matured probably isn’t the right word seeing as I still laugh at strangers when they fall over in the street). No, that’s it, no more Tink Jayne, I am now me – Hannah! (….ahem, with added Banana, because a) I love banana flavoured things, but…

Blogging 202

Bloggers vs. Blaggers

April 16, 2017
Blagger vs Blogger

β€œCan you help me set up a blog so that I can get free stuff?” is a question I’ve been asked …a lot. When my blog began to take off in 2014 and the parcels started arriving at my desk, people couldn’t believe all the free stuff I was getting (and by people, I also mean me). From shampoo, to ice cream, to holidays, everyone wanted a slice…

My Life

30 Things I Learnt at 30 Years Old

April 12, 2017

Last weekend it was my 31st Birthday and I celebrated it in one of the most romantic cities in the world – Paris! Only it wasn’t a loved up weekend with flowers, proposals or champagne (okay, maybe a little champagne) but instead a weekend of sweat, blood and tears as I spent my 31st birthday fiercely fighting for my first ever marathon medal. I may not have had…

Health & Fitness

There is a voice in my head and it’s telling me to run

March 23, 2017
Runner Girl, Training for Marathon on Crosby Beach Liverpool

Running isn’t really known as a competitive sport, and yet most of the Runners I know are all extremely competitive people, myself included. So, who are we all competing against? Well, if you look at how hard we work to achieve PB’s and how we love to make each challenge bigger and harder than the last, the answer is pretty clear: Ourselves. Yup, we continuously strive to compete…

Chile Travel

Finding Flaws in Valparaiso

March 21, 2017
Valparaiso Street Art and Grafitti and Dog

From the moment I checked into my Santiago hostel, everyone kept telling me I had to make a trip to Valparaiso, a small but colourful coastal city less than two hours away. Everyone bar the hostel owner that is. β€œValparaiso is too dirty for me,” Ivan told me one night over a glass bottle of red wine at the hostel barbecue. β€œIt used to be nice but not…