There are two moments that I say my running started; the first time I dragged my arse off the sofa and went out for a run and the Oxford Half in 2015. While it is hard to imagine a time when I wasn't running and blogging, I never actually wrote about my first half marathon as … Continue reading Running in my own Footprints
This month I am suppose to be running a marathon, I’ve had it pencilled in since November but come raceday I won’t be lining up with everyone else. The thought of not racing hadn't crossed my mind until a few of my friends suggested dropping it, followed by my running coach a week later (yes … Continue reading Not Running
This year I had one clear goal: run a sub four and a half hour marathon. I missed it by eleven minutes. I failed. It was one of the reasons it took me so long to put the Queenstown Marathon story up on the blog because it was my final marathon of the year and … Continue reading I Failed.
I have to admit that when I started this interview segment one of the top people I wanted to chat with was Derek Murphy, founder of Marathon Investigation. Derek is a rare breed in the marathoning world by investigating those who cheat during races. His focus is not those on the podium or exposing doping … Continue reading Running with… The Marathon Investigator
This weekend has been a scorcher in the UK. We Brits can’t cope with heat to put it lightly. Regardless of that and the fact that only a week before I had run 65k in 24 hours, I had signed up for a 10k. If I’m honest I hadn’t planned to write about this race, … Continue reading Running Together – Support One Another
People ask why I prefer to run alone. The simple answer I usually give is that I prefer the quiet. The truth is somewhat different. The fact is I don't run alone, so to speak. I have tended, of late, to run with myself. To question where I've come from and where I'm going. I run … Continue reading Miles and Memories
“I’ll have the burger please” - words I have literally been waiting four weeks to say. The end of the veggie experiment was the finish line of the Hampton Court Half Marathon that was held on Sunday. The race is one of my firm favourites, not just because it’s a flat, fast course with excellent organisation … Continue reading Experiment Conclusions
If this experiment was a TV show this week would definitely be called Curry Week. Due to; making too much, peer pressure and a celebration I ended up eating curry five nights last week. But besides giving my stomach deju vu to when I lived in India, how have I felt this week? Well once again I … Continue reading A RUNNERS DIET – WEEK TWO
One week down, three to go.... The first week has not been a normal week to put it lightly so comparing how my running is being affected is difficult. During the week I moved house; days of loading up boxes, cars and trailers combined with swearing at furniture and shouting "PIVOT" swallowed up most of my … Continue reading A Runners Diet – Week One
At it's cruelest I never thought this year would end and yet as it drew to a close I found myself wishing it would carry on forever. Unlike most of the planet, 2016 has been the best year of my life. It ushered a completely new start for me and while I already had so much planned … Continue reading 2016….