So it appears that 2016 is the year I became an international athlete ha ha Well thats not strictly true. I did my first overseas running event in about 2007 when I went with some friends to France to do the Paris 20K. It was an incredible weekend of good food, laughter, running and wine and…

For a lot of runners the real work starts now that xmas is out of the way, so wether you are training for a full marathon or a half the weekends are unlikely to be your own as you pack in your parkruns and long Sundays runs. When I first started entering half marathons I…

I am often nervous going into a half marathon. Thoughts of wether I have done enough training or perhaps I’m carrying a slight niggle, its human nature to be a little apprehensive but yesterday morning as I made my way to the start of the Richmond Half Marathon I felt physically sick with dread. The…

Signing up to a race long before you are physically or mentally ready to run it is brave, putting yourself forward to be watched by others while you prepare yourself for said race is even braver, yet still when I announced a few weeks ago that I would be helping 5 ladies to prepare themselves…

Well I know what I will be doing. I will be lining up with thousands of ladies from around the country (many dressed in pink I would imagine) as we take on the UK’s first ever women-only Marathon and Half Marathon and most importantly lead the charge on cancer. Yes, on Sunday 4th October over…

Being able to roll out of bed at 8am and cycle to the 9am start of a local half marathon feels remarkably smug, and I guess added to the relaxed feel of yesterdays Run Hackney half marathon. I had taken part in the inaugural event last year enjoying it immensely in what seemed like sub…

When it comes to marathon training there are two main schools of thought as to how far to run in the final few weeks Going the distance…making sure your distance increases up to about 90% of the overall distance And Time on your feet…making sure your body gets used to being on your feet for…

It has seriously taken me almost a week to pluck up the courage to write this post…its OK its nothing gruesome of anything it’s just I imagined writing a slightly more positive race report from this event. So here goes Half marathons are funny old things, well they are for me. With a 5 or…

Ever since I was a teenager and my mum bought me a filofax like diary for christmas I have taken the last few days of the year to put my thoiughts down on paper about what I think I have achieved, where things have gone wrong and most importantly what my goals are for the…

It is official. I now have my first big race in the diary for 2015 and I am incredibly excited about it, in fact I am incredibly excited just generally by having a whole new year to fill with running events…who knows which ones I will run. Looking back at my calendar for this year…

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