Paddle Pedal Pace is an award-winning fitness blog with content related to living an active, healthy lifestyle. You'll find articles about endurance sports including triathlon, the outdoors and active travel.

I’m Lucy, I’m 36 and I live in Essex, United Kingdom with my husband Glen. I’m happiest when I’m outdoors swimming, cycling or running.

I started my fitness journey as a gym bunny, but it developed into a passion for endurance sport. After taking the plunge into triathlon in 2014, I’ve never looked back. Triathlon allows me to challenge myself, push my limits and get outside of my comfort zone. I’ve now completed 25 triathlons from sprint up to half-iron distance, plus many more multi-sport events.

Class Review

What is it like to swim with a mermaid tail?

Like many little girls influenced by Disney, I was obsessed with the idea of living under the sea as a mermaid. Even now as a…

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5 Benefits of Physiotherapy for Sports Injuries

Whether you are a highly-trained professional athlete or a complete beginner, there’s always a risk of becoming injured. A 2016 study found that 8.6 million…

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Why a waxed chain is the best upgrade for your bike

If you are not familiar with cycling, you might be wondering what I mean by a waxed chain. Is it a body hair removal method?…

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Kit Review

Is Fabletics worth the hype? An honest opinion

You’ve probably seen a 2 for £24 Fabletics leggings advert appear in your Facebook or Instagram feed, and you’re wondering is Fabletics worth the hype?…

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Beginner triathletes: Top tips from Michelle Dillon

Back in 2014 when I was an aspiring triathlete, I attended a talk hosted by two-time Olympian and former European Triathlon Champion Michelle Dillon. The…

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