October is always a tense month in the running world. Tense for those holding their breath waiting to see if they have got their longed for place in the London Marathon. And those with their fingers crossed that the place they applied for in the ballot…hopefully isn’t successful ha ha. It causes much tension too…

I remember the moment clear as day that I first announced I wanted to run a full marathon. It was the 6th July 2005….and I was standing outside Stratford Tube amongst a huge crowd of folks, nervous with anticipation. The world was patiently waiting on the news to see who would be hosting the 2012…

In this months Runner of the Month feature, we showcase a runner with an incredible journey which in many ways is just getting started. I met Sule over a year ago at the launch of the Too Fat to Run programme in Barking & Dagenham, we have since become friends and even race buddies, when…

First things first…is don’t panic. Now look…let me be frank with you. You know you should have started before now, and I know you should have…but hey, shoulda, woulda, coulda. We are where we are right? Now before I give you some advice about what to do if you find yourself in the first week…

So it’s two whole weeks since I ran the New York City Marathon. The hype has died down, my jet lag has gone…and life moves on. Already I am thinking about my training plan for London 2019…and thinking about my goals for that race. As marathons go, New York City Marathon was a big one. Unlike any…

Oooooohhhh New York. Concrete Jungle where dreams are made of right? Damn Right. I can’t remember exactly when I decided I want to run the New York City Marathon, I actually think it was before I figured I might like to run London more than 10 years ago, and I’m not even sure why, because…

You know there are some times when you just don’t want to run, let alone race. This weekend was one of them. But when you are training for a marathon you really don’t have the luxury of saying, Nah I don’t fancy it today I had had a busy week, finishing with speaking at a…

In a few days time, my Tedx talk all about how you live a bigger life will hit YouTube…eeeekkk. I open the talk with a bit about running marathons, I say that when it comes to marathon running people tend to fall into one of three categories Those who have run a marathon Those who…

When I decided that I wanted to run the London Marathon back in 2005 nobody ever thought I would actually achieve it…perhaps even me. I don’t even know why I initially wanted to do it…maybe it was because it felt like the BIGGEST thing you could do in the sport, an accomplishment that other people would…

6 years ago my life changed FOREVER. Actually, that’s a bit of a lie, it was way back in 2005 when I first got the crazy idea in my head that I wanted to run a marathon…it just took me a while to realise my dream, and yes over the past 12 years I have…

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