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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Barcelona Marathon race review

Barcelona Marathon race review

Running the Barcelona Marathon last Sunday was a fantastic experience. Apart from not getting a PB (although it wasn’t a PB course) everything about the race was brilliant. The organisation, the route, the volunteers and, especially, the crowd support, were all amazing. This was my first ever trip to Barcelona and I didn’t land until […]

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Why I don’t run in the snow

why I don't run in the snow

Despite having a race in one weeks’ time, these past seven days I haven’t been running. The reason? Snow. This has been really frustrating and I’m now incredibly anxious that in less than a week I will be running a marathon and I haven’t been able to get out for a run. Added to this […]

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Reasons to love spring running

reasons to love spring running

Although yesterday was the first day or March, and therefore spring, the weather has felt like the middle of winter. It has snowed since Tuesday and now all the pavements are snowy and icy, plus it’s really windy, so I’ve not been able to run all week. Hopefully spring like weather will be here soon […]

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