Unsurprisingly my first ever product review on my site is coffee. I decided to review some of the products offered by TrueStart Performance Coffee after meeting them at The Running Show in January. I loved the enthusiasm they had for their products and how over the moon they were to be shortlisted for a Running … Continue reading Product Review – TrueStart Coffee
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.
10,938 days. That’s how many days I have been alive. In a tiny fraction of those collected minutes and hours, I’ve run. Run to catch buses, sprinted away from monkeys in India, dashed to get to the front of the lunch queues at school but in ten of the thousands of days I’ve run marathons. … Continue reading 10,938 days. 10 Marathons.
With almost 3,000 feet of elevation gain, very challenging terrain and being exposed to all the elements of wet and windy Wales the Snowdonia Marathon is regularly called the toughest marathon in the UK. Regardless, I chose this race as my tenth marathon. Why? Because despite all the reasons I shouldn't have done it I … Continue reading Running the UK’s Toughest Marathon
Hours after the volunteers had gone home and the finishing line packed away for another year, I stood on a rooftop drinking a cocktail. Darkness had long taken away the humid sun and as I over looked Millennium Park (where the Chicago Marathon had started and finished) sipping the last dregs of my Old Fashioned … Continue reading Why I Keep Running – My Chicago Marathon
Rome was the rain, London was being the Samaritan and Edinburgh was my stomach. Every marathon so far this year had in one way or another hampered my attempt at improving the time I had set in San Francisco, which was four marathons and over 14 months ago. That streak of unsuccessful attempts twinned with … Continue reading Always Forward – My Berlin Marathon
On April 23rd I said goodbye to two complete strangers with tears in my eyes. We had spent the last hour or two, arm in arm staggering towards the finish of the London Marathon (I won’t repeat the whole story but you can read it all here). Fuelled by the crowds and camaraderie we reached … Continue reading Reunited – A Marathon Story
As you could probably tell by reading my last blog post, I have begun to panic about my lack of marathon preparation. It’s been causing sleepless nights and visions of those fatal three letters; DNF. The running I was doing was purely fuelled by those feelings and was as such joyless. Putting in the miles … Continue reading Running through Puddles
With under a month to go until my four marathons in less than two months challenge begins I find myself woefully unprepared. With a deluge of weddings, music festivals and holidays my marathon training took a backseat and real life, wonderfully, took the wheel. With no races booked in from the start of July onwards … Continue reading Staying Focused.
I realised today that my blogging has been somewhat lax of late. With a week spent in the Isle of Skye and trips to Yorkshire and Belfast over the past few weeks means I have very little to report on the running front because I have little time to actually go running. But there is … Continue reading I Got Published