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.


Are massage guns worth the money?

During lockdown, one of the things I desperately missed was a sports massage. Working from home and sitting with bad posture created a lot of…

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Motivation & Inspiration

Do you call yourself an athlete?

Do you call yourself an athlete? Or are you uncomfortable using that term for yourself? Many people I speak to, particularly women, are hesitant to…

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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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