Pre-London thoughts

It's now just 3 days until this year's London Marathon, and this'll be the first time I get to use my hard-earned 'Good for Age' qualifying time which secured me an automatic entry in the race. London is such a great race, and I may well end up running it every year from now (makes … Continue reading Pre-London thoughts

Aberystwyth parkrun 15/04/17 (+ London marathon update)

It's just 6 days until the 2017 London Marathon, and I'm currently sat at home watching the Boston marathon and tracking lots of friends I know who are out there running - it's certainly causing the excitement levels to steadily rise for me, and no doubt for all of those who'll be pounding the capitals … Continue reading Aberystwyth parkrun 15/04/17 (+ London marathon update)

Palace half marathon – 19/03/2017

Another Sunday morning meant another early alarm call, this time for the Palace Half marathon, held at Hampton Court on the banks of the Thames. Even though I’d run a half the previous weekend in Woking, I was on pacing duties there, so I was counting this as my first proper race of the year … Continue reading Palace half marathon – 19/03/2017

Surrey half marathon – 12/03/2017

Two years ago I ran as a pacer for Xempo at the Surrey Half, which I found to be heaps of fun and incredibly rewarding. So when the opportunity arose to do so again at this years race, it was an easy decision to make. This year I'd (hopefully) be leading a group round in 1 … Continue reading Surrey half marathon – 12/03/2017

2016 training summary

Quite unbelievably, this blog has now been running for over 3 years, and the little stats page tells me that people are still reading it (well at least opening the page and getting through the first paragraph or so before going back to browsing Facebook). At the end of each year I've done a little … Continue reading 2016 training summary

Stavanger half marathon – 27/08/16

A few months ago Katie and I decided it'd be fun to each organise a weekend away that coincided with a running race. The rules were that it had to be somewhere in the UK and the distance of the race had to be communicated beforehand so there were no nasty surprises. ('Surprise - we're … Continue reading Stavanger half marathon – 27/08/16