Big Half marathon – 01/03/20

Two posts in a week! My fingers are smoking from typing so much. The main positive from signing up to some races (apart from getting fitter), is providing more content and opportunity for me to put myself in a compromising or unfortunate situation, which is usually what people find the most entertaining. No pointless pre-amble … Continue reading Big Half marathon – 01/03/20

Cape Peninsula Half Marathon – 16/02/20

Good morning/afternoon sports fans. Yet another slightly longer gap between posts. Not me being lazy this time, just no real races of note to report on, and nobody wants to hear 'I ran x miles on Monday followed by swimming x miles on Tuesday etc etc' - people only read to hear about me making … Continue reading Cape Peninsula Half Marathon – 16/02/20

Edinburgh half – 26/05/19

12 years ago, I ran my first half marathon, venturing across the border to Edinburgh. It wasn't pretty and I didn't have a Scooby Doo what I was doing, but I got around. That evening, we went out for a celebratory meal, discussing whether or not I'd ever do another one. Consensus at the time … Continue reading Edinburgh half – 26/05/19

Reading half – 17/03/2019

Running is a funny old game. Full of highs and lows, moments of 'glory' and periods of doubt and uncertainty. Sometimes I find it difficult to switch off and forget that it's not the most important thing in the world, before remembering that I'm just essentially running around in a giant circle, ending up in … Continue reading Reading half – 17/03/2019

Wokingham half marathon – 24/02/2019

Blimey - it's been nearly 2 months since I've blogged! I've been bombarded with daily messages during that time, asking what an earth is going on. Writers block? Endurance sport retirement? The honest trust - I've actually been concentrating on doing some training. Well, there's a first time for everything. It hasn't been a completely … Continue reading Wokingham half marathon – 24/02/2019

Road to Kona – 5 weeks to go

Quite unbelievably, it's been over a month and a half since Ironman UK, where I finally punched my ticket to the Ironman World Championships (most of you may not have heard about this yet?) For the one of the first times in my life, I found myself injured in the immediate aftermath of the race, … Continue reading Road to Kona – 5 weeks to go

Surrey Half – 11/03/2018

The Surrey Half is one of my favourite events of the year, and never fails to disappoint. This would be my 3rd time running, but the first time I’d actually be ‘racing’, as in the previous events I’d acted as an official pacemaker, helping others try and achieve their goals. From the outside looking in, … Continue reading Surrey Half – 11/03/2018

Wokingham half marathon – 18/02/2018

It's been an odd couple of months. With my goal race for 2018 (Ironman UK) still 5 months away, it's difficult to look that far ahead into the future and get really excited. I've done some shorter, low-key running races, but gone into these fatigued and unmotivated, which has led to mediocre (by my standards) … Continue reading Wokingham half marathon – 18/02/2018

Thames Meander half marathon – 04/11/2017

After recovering from Ironman Wales (which was unbelievably 8 weeks ago now), I've cobbled together a training plan to try and run as fast as my little legs will carry me at the Valencia marathon in just under 2 weeks' time. This hasn't taken the form of what you might call 'standard' marathon training; instead … Continue reading Thames Meander half marathon – 04/11/2017

Edinburgh half-marathon – 28/05/2017

The year seems to be flying by as we now found ourselves at the end of May, with just 8 weeks to go until my first ironman of the year – the Outlaw triathlon. Just putting that into writing slightly terrifies me, especially with the lack of swimming I’ve been doing but let’s gloss over … Continue reading Edinburgh half-marathon – 28/05/2017