About me

General background:


My name is Maria and welcome to my blog, Maria Runs.

In 2008 I trained for a race for life, and found out that I actually loved running. My Race Calendar has a list of all my past races.  One of my proudest moments was in 2011 when I completed the Stockholm marathon.

In 2015 I took on another marathon, this time in Brighton, and was so pleased to achieve my sub 5 hour target.



I have a tendency to ramble a lot, so I also blog about baking, yoga, various podcasts, and other topics that take my fancy. You have been warned! And welcome 🙂

If you would like to contact me, please find me on Instagram (maria_loves_running) and send me a message there.

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  1. thank you for your email yesterday
    would be happy to send you some samples- the hunga bustas are undergoing some redevelopment
    but can send you some power porridge and mughty muesli if you would like
    and i will post a comment on your blog and maybe you could post a comment on mine
    would be appreciated
    you will see that I have a strong connection with a number of elite sports people as well as a lot of loyal clients who exercise on a regular basis like you.
    look forward to the connection
    and thank you

  2. Hi Maria

    Really like your blog and I’m wondering if you’d like to try some all-American baking products in exchange for a review on your site with a couple of links in?

    I notice you’re keen on brownies – American Soda (http://www.americansoda.co.uk) have quite a few brownie mixes to try. Take a look at the baking section on the site and see if anything takes your fancy. If it does, email me at the address provided and I will arrange to have some stuff sent to you.

    If this isn’t something you’d be interested in, no problem, thanks for taking the time to read this comment. 🙂


  3. Dear Maria,

    I hope your week has been amazing. I saw your blog and especially like the ‘Peanut Butter Granola’ post, what a great idea, I really want to make some at home now.

    We are currently running a fantastic campaign for a well respected healthcare brand and their new informative free tools to help people find a healthier lifestyle. These tools include:

    – Running apps
    – Nutritional guidance apps
    – Exercise and stress apps among others that can be used by men and women of any age

    I think your blog is the perfect fit for this campaign as your content also has a focus on keeping fit, healthy eating and living a healthier lifestyle.

    If you would like to take part please contact me.

    I look forward to your reply Maria and working with you in the future.

    Best Regards,

  4. Hi Maria,

    Hope you’re well.

    We’re big fans of your blog and just wondered if some of these handy How To videos we recently made might work for Running Cupcake?

    – How to make a sugar rose

    – How to decorate cupcakes
    – How to make a sugar swan

    – How to make marble effect icing

    Would be great to hear your feedback on these!

    Not sure if you’re aware of the campaign, but as a bit of background we recently launched ‘Clas Acts’ after a recent report revealed that the UK skill set was in danger of dying out with the average UK family spending £2,000 a year on simple DIY jobs . After scouring the country to find some uniquely useful people, we commissioned a series of How To videos demonstrating helpful tips and techniques as requested by the public via our social media channels.


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