London Marathon – 28/04/2019

Last Sunday I was fortunate enough to line up against (quite far behind) some of the best runners in the world, in my 4th London Marathon. I've said it before, and no doubt I'll say it again - it's the best race in the world. As long as I'm lucky enough to run a time … Continue reading London Marathon – 28/04/2019

Victoria Park 10km/London Marathon preview

Here we go again then. Nearly time for the annual jaunt around the streets of the capital. Without doubt, one of my favourite days of the year and one of the best races on the calendar. Those with excessive time on their hands/jobs they don't really enjoy, can read up on previous editions here; 2015 - … Continue reading Victoria Park 10km/London Marathon preview

Surrey Half – 11/03/2019 (1:30 pacer)

March already? Crikey. Pancake day has gone, colleagues in the office have already given up on their lent targets, and runners everywhere are starting to realise that the spring marathons are just around the corner. Quite unbelievably, someone told me that I needed to blog more. No, it wasn't my Mum, she doesn't count. So … Continue reading Surrey Half – 11/03/2019 (1:30 pacer)

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

London Marathon – 24/04/2018

The London Marathon is always one of my favourite days of the year. The atmosphere and general buzz in the days before the race is awesome, and the day itself is unlike anything else you’ll experience in running. If you haven’t done it before, you need to get yourself on that start line. It was … Continue reading London Marathon – 24/04/2018

2017 training/racing summary

Here we are again. Another year over, and yet another blog post summarising how many circles I've managed to run/cycle/swim around in this year. Well, swimming is more up and down as opposed to circles; but you still end up in the same place. If you've got an incredible amount of spare time on your … Continue reading 2017 training/racing summary

Valencia marathon – 19/11/2017

One more race to close out the season. It's been a long year, starting way back in December where training for the Outlaw & Ironman Wales started in earnest. I haven't really stopped since then, bouncing from one race to the next. I wouldn't have it any other way; I absolutely love testing myself and … Continue reading Valencia marathon – 19/11/2017

Amsterdam marathon – 15/10/2017

I guess the guys in the marketing department for the Amsterdam marathon have a pretty easy sell. Come to an awesome city, only a short hop over from London, sample some great food and drink and have a cruise down one of the many canals. The only fly in the ointment – at some point … Continue reading Amsterdam marathon – 15/10/2017

Ironman Wales 2017

2 minutes and 44 seconds. There's not an awful lot you can achieve in that time. Make a slice of toast. Listen to a short music track. Decide what you're going to buy for lunch at Sainsburys. Unfortunately, this margin was the gap between me and the person that secured the last spot for the Ironman … Continue reading Ironman Wales 2017

Ironman Wales – preview

So, here we are again. Time to zip up the wetsuit and give this long-distance triathlon lark another go. If anyone wants to track my progress on the day, there's a great little app called 'IRONMAN track' - you can plug my name in on the Ironman Wales page and this should update throughout the … Continue reading Ironman Wales – preview