Little Runner Gal

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Review: Panache Sports Bra & Less Bounce

To put it bluntly, when I first took up running a couple of years ago, there were a few sniggers about black eyes from friends and family, and they were right! I quickly learnt that investing in a decent sports bra (and at the time it did seem like a real investment) was money well spent.

Despite losing a bit of weight all over, including a cup size or two, I’m still very much in the “needs substantial support” category, so finding Less Bounce was fantastic.


They have a HUGE range of sports bras, from Shock Absorber (my old faithful!) to Freya to Panache & many more. They even do horse riding bras, I didn’t even know there was such a thing, but it makes perfect sense.

But better than their range, their customer service is second to none. They’ll advise with style, make and most importantly with size. I didn’t realise that sports bra sizing can be a bit different to your regular bra and will also vary in brand, so they’ll help you with that too.

I got this amazing Panache Sports Bra. It comes in a few colours but this bright ones was an instant winner for me.


Unlike my regular Shock Absorber Ultimate Run Bra, this Panache number had separate cups, and it really makes a difference. It’s comfortable, more supportive and less (c’mon we all know it happens) sweaty!

I wear my Garmin heart rate strap and sometimes I have issues with the strap and bra edge rubbing, but this isn’t a problem with this one.

And on top of it all it’s nice and bright for my summer kit!


Both Less Bounce & Panache get the thumbs up from me.

Join @ukrunchat on Friday 6th June at 8pm for #ukrunchat Ladies Night in association with Less Bounce. We’ll be talking black eyes, bras, running gear, portaloo queues and any other girlie run issues.

Hope to chat then!


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Bling & The City: Westminster Mile & BUPA London 10,000

They say a picture tells a thousand words….so here’s a few thousand about one of the best weekends of running in a long time.

The Westminster Mile & BUPA London 10,000 were held over the same weekend and made for some of the best racing, fantastic sights, incredible atmosphere and most blingtastic medal duo of the whole racing calendar.

Here are a few of my highlights.

Westminster Mile




BUPA London 10k






I’d thoroughly recommend both events, the travel to London on both days was even worthwhile. I’ll be signing up for them again next year.

The best part was doing it with such a great bunch of people. So rope in some friends and get some fantastic running under your belt!


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