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.


Why Vitamin D is important for triathletes

What is Vitamin D? Vitamin D is known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ as it is produced in the body in response to the skin being…

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Kit Review

Period underwear for female triathletes

As a female triathlete, one of the areas I’m particularly interested in is managing my training and racing around my menstrual cycle. In recent years,…

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How much did I spend on triathlon in 2020?

Inspired by Emma’s ‘True Cost of Running‘ post, I thought I’d keep track of all my triathlon related expenses for the year. Obviously it’s not…

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Active Travel

Why I love the mountains

Given the choice of spending time in the mountains or on a beach, which would you choose? Apparently, your choice is directly linked to your personality…

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7 Dryrobe alternatives for winter swimming

This winter I’m taking part in the Polar Bear Challenge, which means I’ll be swimming in open-water without a wetsuit twice a month between November…

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