Battersea Bleep Test Bonanza for Beat

March 2, 2019 Catriona Rennison

Exactly one year ago, some fundraising lunatics over at UCL came up with a brilliant idea. What if we took the bleep test and made it….longer? Harder? And did it all for charity? And so the Bleep Test Bonanza for BEAT was born. 5km laps of a beautiful London park, with the first lap set at 40 minutes, and each lap time decreasing until the final, 10thlap at a brutal 19 minutes. In its inaugural year, 40 people entered into this madness, and completed at least one lap of the […]


Running to recovery – beating my eating disorder.

March 1, 2018 Catriona Rennison

This week is Eating Disorder Awareness Week: an entire week dedicated to raising funds and awareness for one of the most common, but misunderstood mental health conditions. Today is also University Mental Health Day. Below, I share my story, and how sport helped me to overcome it. I’ve tried to keep it positive, but please don’t read it if you think it may be triggering. At the bottom is a list of helplines and support resources if you, or anyone you know, is struggling. “You are lucky to be here”. […]