Pacing my London marathon

London Marathon expo

I’m not a good pacer. Whereas some runners are able to achieve almost even splits throughout a race, mine tend to be all over the place. Getting injured five weeks before the London marathon meant that even before the race I knew I wasn’t going to run for a PB, so with any chance of […]

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Cold weather running – should you do it?

Running in picturesque snow scenes looks great on Instagram but in real life running outdoors when the temperature drops below freezing is not much fun. Let’s face it even the biggest running enthusiast would struggle to get the motivation to leave a warm and cosy bed for a 5am run in sub-freezing temperatures. This, along […]

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Yorkshire Marathon race review

york marathon race review

Last Sunday I took to the streets of York to run the 2018 Yorkshire Marathon. I have to admit that I can’t remember much of large parts of the race except that it was really cold, didn’t stop raining and I found it really, really tough. One of the things I do remember is that […]

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Summer Running Essentials

summer running essentials

I love running during the summer months. It feels great to get up early when it’s already light and warm outside and go for a pre-work run. I love the feeling of the sun’s warmth on my skin and the freedom of not having to layer up my running clothes. Summer running isn’t all good […]

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Common lies about running a marathon

common lies about running a marathon

The London Marathon ballot opened this week, which means that in October there is likely to be a large number of people who will be faced with training for a marathon for the first time. While I love running long distances, over the years I have realised that there are a lot of misconceptions about […]

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Norwich Half Marathon race review

Last Sunday I ran my 10th half marathon, the Norwich Half Marathon. This was the third time I’ve ran this race, previously running it in 2014 and 2015, but the first time I’ve ran it in spring. The organisers of the Norwich Half Marathon switched it from a late autumn race to a spring one […]

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Planning and taking a racecation

planning and taking a racecation

I love racing in different countries and if I had the money I would be hopping on a plane every month to do one. Within the running world racecations are becoming more and more popular and now whenever I’m at the start line of a big race I hear loads of different accents around me. […]

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