Spinning has been a popular pastime for a number of years and although my spinning mad dad has often raved about how much he loves attending his local spin classes, I have never tried the workout before. 

I prefer to keep fit by keeping my feet on the ground running instead of cycling but when the opportunity arose to try a spin class designed by, and alongside, Olympic legend Sir Chris Hoy, I couldn't turn it down.

Last time I ran the Bupa London 10k in 2013, I was loved the atmosphere but was frustrated by the congestion on the course and how it hindered my ability to run at my own pace. Other people I had spoken to said the same and bemoaned the fact such a well-organised, high profile event wasn’t a PB course. That all changed this year with a new and improved route and better wave spacing of the 12,000 participants at the start. A glance at the results show there were PBs galore…

This 10k trail race is part of The Keswick Mountain Festival, a three-day long event on the banks of Derwentwater. By day you can you can race, sample outdoor activities like kayaking, browse stalls and listen to inspirational speakers. Then in the evening there's live music with Badly Drawn Boy and Dodgy featuring in this year's line-up.

Running is often touted as a budget sport because you don't have to pay expensive gym fees or buy lots of equipment. But trainers can be costly - proved by the latest adidas Boost shoes that have gone on sale for £130.