Running goals are like false summits, this may seem like a weird analogy but bear with me. You spend years climbing towards that time goal, eyes transfixed, and yet when you finally run under that certain time instantly you begin imagining if you could go faster and that next false summit edges through the cloud … Continue reading Two Marathons, Two Tales of Falling Short
Simon - @simonruns Still can’t quite believe that I’ve actually run a marathon. I’ve watched the London marathon for years and to think that I’ve now finished that same race is crazy, and would have been totally unthinkable just two years ago. It wasn’t a perfect day for me, finishing slower than I think I’m capable … Continue reading The Morning Coffee Run Crew – THE BIG DAY
I cannot believe how quickly London Marathon has come round this year. From a personal point of view the build up has been incredibly special. I can sometimes forget how truly magical it is to run a marathon but these five amazing first time marathoners have really reignited that magic in me again. I keep … Continue reading THE MORNING COFFEE RUN CREW – 2 DAYS!
Try not to panic but there are only 75 days left until the London Marathon! With the big day getting ever nearer I thought now would be a good time to check in again with The Morning Coffee Run Crew. Ever since I picked them to be part of this interview series on runners who … Continue reading THE MORNING COFFEE RUN CREW – 75 DAYS
Last month some of you will found the golden ticket in the post; a place in the iconic London Marathon. For many of you it will be the first marathon you’ll ever do, it was for me. For the lead up to next year's London I wanted to do something special; rather than telling my story, … Continue reading The Morning Coffee Run Crew
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
After the London Marathon has been packed away for another year and people begin to drift back to their daily lives, slightly chaffed, a strange thing starts to happen: medals from the iconic race start to appear on eBay. I’ve always found this very bizarre, why sell and crucially why buy something earned through sweat, pain and … Continue reading Selling My London Marathon Medal
I had planned to make this post a debrief of my experiences running the London Marathon but following the death of Matt Campbell during this year's race I can’t. The harsh reminder that what we do for fun can have tragic consequences has jarred my gleaming memories of that day. My inconsequential marathon is not worthy … Continue reading Our London Marathon
When I was 16 one of my best friends ran the London Marathon, it was my first contact with endurance running. That medal he brought back was like an emulate, giving him legendary status around school. In that instant I knew I wanted to be a runner, even though I was to do nothing about … Continue reading Am I a Runner?
You’ve received that coveted ‘you’re in’ magazine for the London Marathon this week, now what? I have collected a few, very simple pieces of advice for those of you currently looking at the summit of the London Marathon from basecamp and thinking I just can’t do that. It will be a day that will change … Continue reading So you’re going to run a marathon…