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VM London Marathon 2019- Race Report

VM London Marathon 2019- Race Report

The London Marathon has been on my bucket list ever since I laced up my first pair of running trainers. Maybe even before. Like many runners though, I’ve clocked up a fair number of ballot rejections over the years before I finally managed to run […]

Training Weekly: London week 16/16

Training Weekly: London week 16/16

Oh lord…. how are we here! It’s London marathon week. I keep getting waves of excitement in amongst the prevailing nerves. My plan for this week is fairly low key. I’m going to aim for some short, sharp 200’s on Tuesday, but otherwise just a […]

Training Weekly: London week 15/16

Training Weekly: London week 15/16

14 weeks of seriously hard work, and now we’re here…. tapering! In some ways, even though I’m relieved to have got to this point, it’s my least favourite part of marathon training. I hate the feeling of being in limbo, falling towards an end point […]

Training Weekly: London week 14/16

Training Weekly: London week 14/16

And just like that, we’ve hit the final week before taper. I’m not sure if I’m relieved or petrified, but there’s not a lot I can do about either! Although this is another 50 mile week, the intensity will probably be less than the previous […]

Bournemouth Bay Run 2019- Race Report

Bournemouth Bay Run 2019- Race Report

What a difference a year makes. I remember spending the start of last year’s Bournemouth Bay Run sheltering under the flyover from the rain. This year I arrived in short sleeves with 4 minutes to spare after a casual 9.5 mile warm up and jumped […]

Training Weekly: London week 13/16

Training Weekly: London week 13/16

One 50 mile week down, two more to go! Welcome to peak week. And typically, it couldn’t have fallen at a busier time. Work is full on at the minute so I’m doing a ton of overtime, and with a flying visit to Devon planned […]

Training Weekly: London week 12/16

Training Weekly: London week 12/16

I’m sooooo ready for this week to be better than the last. I’ve been having a HUGE wobble about my goal/dream of a sub 3.30 in London, and I really need to start convincing myself that it’s possible. The next three weeks are going to be […]

Looking Backwards to move Forwards

Looking Backwards to move Forwards

Sometimes, the key to moving forwards, is to look back. Let me explain…. Despite running a PB at the Bath Half last Sunday, I’m having a wobble. Possibly more of an earthquake. 5 weeks today, London will be done. And I’m beginning to doubt my […]

Training Weekly: London week 11/16

Training Weekly: London week 11/16

If you read my review of last week, then you’ll know that I’m starting this one on a huge high, thanks to my new half marathon PB at the Bath half. I need to get back down to earth pronto though, because with the London […]

Bath Half- Race Report

Bath Half- Race Report

For an ‘A’ race, I’d done a scarily little amount of preparation for the Bath half marathon. Which, incidentally, is the polar opposite to my normal ‘plan for EVERY conceivable eventuality, and a few more for good measure’ approach. I just don’t know what happened. […]