This weekend, a team from UK Fitness Bloggers are taking part in the Spitfire Scramble – a 24 hour endurance relay race in Essex. Our team of eight hardy adventurers will be tweeting throughout the weekend using the #fitspire hashtag. Follow us, send us tweets, wish us luck!

But for now, meet the team.


Squadron Leader – Helen (UK Fitness Bloggers, HelsBels)

helenufacA self-confessed drama queen, Helen doesn’t “do” camping. She does however have plenty of hairbrained schemes, taking part in a relay race being one of them. More comfortable on the tenpin bowling lanes, Helen brings bossiness and cake to the team. She plans to use this weekend as training towards marathon number 3 and an excuse to eat cake and drink beer whilst having fun with new friends. She also plans to use this weekend as a final celebration of her return to running after almost losing her life giving birth last year. Helen tweets @Helsieboo.


Alma (Plustenner)

almaBack of the pack runner, but what Alma lacks in speed, she make up for in enthusiasm. She started running aged 46 after not having exercised my whole life. Six years on she has done 4 marathons, 26 half marathons, 2 sprint distance triathlons and 94 parkruns. Running has changed her life,  as she has made so many wonderful friends, seen so many places, made friends for life and attributes it to being the best shape I have ever been. Alma is a wonderful supporter and can always be depended on for encouragement and hugs. She tweets @plustenner.


Andrew (London Marathon Virgin)

andrewThe sole male on the team, Andrew came to the rescue after a team member was injured. A Greenwich parkrun regular and dad of 2, he also has a sub 3:30 marathon on his list of running achievements. Andrew tweets @nairobiny.





Corey (Learning Patience)

Corey RunsBorn in Detroit, lived in NY, then TX until she made the decision with her husband to become expats and off they moved to the island of Trinidad.  Last year they moved to London and adopted their adorable dog, Mr Ripley. Corey is a runner, a fitness and lifestyle blogger, a world traveler and a Type 1 diabetic. There’s never a dull moment in the BIG adventure she calls life. Corey tweets @CoreyLearn.




Cassie (Travelling Hopefully)

knittingpenguinCassie came to running in her late 20s (alright, shewas 29) having been a confirmed non-runner since childhood. Since then, she has discovered a taste for medals and an unfortunate habit of agreeing to things on Twitter.  Her running is only just getting back on an even keel after having a baby in 2013 and serves the dual purpose of keeping her happy and off-setting her love of pie. Cassie’s goal for the Spitfire Scamble is to get through it without any mishaps. She tweets @knittingpenguin.



Kat (Tailfish)

katKat is 40 years old and works as a professional nagger. She loves gadgets, running, snowboarding & naps! Kat also has a fondness for gin & tequila. A former non-runner, she was converted after running a 10km race for charity. At one point she swore she’d never run more than 10km but has since run 4 marathons & 2 ultra-marathons. Kat tweets @IAmKat.




Mollie (PT Mollie)

mollieMollie is a London-based personal trainer, running couch, and Institute for Integrative Nutrition health coach.  She believes in finding health and happiness through activities you enjoy while aiming for work/life balance.  Mollie is a regular contributor to PT Magazine, H2 Life Blog, and maintains her own blog too.  She is also involved with RODS Racing, a US-based charity that raises international adoption funds for orphans with Down Syndrome. She tweets @PTMollie.



Sabine (My Life, My Challenges)

sabineTeam member Sabine is originally from Germany but has been living in London for more than 6 years. Her passion for running started in 2012 after finishing the Jungle Ultra Marathon. “Unusually, I started with the toughest race, but I wanted to join my friends adventure in the Jungle and started training.” Since that amazing experience she loves Obstacle races and just finished the London Marathon. Her motto is “Life is My Challenge!” and there will be many more to come. Sabine tweets @lifemychallenge.

1 Comment

HelenAugust 14, 2015 at 11:08 am

[…] car) and headed off down South to meet 6 virtual strangers (and Helen) who made up the UK Fitness Bloggers team at the Spitfire Scramble. On Thursday, stuck in the office all day, I had been giddy with […]