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?
I came across this running group purely by chance during an Instagram scroll, instantly I was drawn in by the Tube Run's simple but exciting concept. There are so many running clubs, groups and movements springing up at the moment that it is hard to decide which one might be right for you. Tube Run, … Continue reading Running with…The Tube Runners
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
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
The Marathon is 26.2 miles. Each mile has turning points that can stop your race or define it. It is a collection of thousands of people striving; to finish, to break a record or to best themselves. It has taken me some time to gather my thoughts together following the London Marathon, all down to what … Continue reading Marathons Come Down to Moments
As soon as mile one was done I felt it. Pain. A spiking collection of embers licking at the muscles in my left ankle. I thought my race was done before I had even lost sight of the start line. Luckily, as I pushed up the second of countless hills the pain rescinded to just … Continue reading Like a Bridge over Troubled Running – San Francisco Marathon Part Two
Previously on The Morning Coffee Run…. No Plan, Increasing Heat, Little Sleep and the small matter of the Copenhagen Marathon to run. It wasn’t until mile six that I realised I had made a horrible mistake pushing my pace up. It wasn’t the tiredness or my body groaning under the mismanaged miles but the sun … Continue reading INTERNATIONAL MARATHON MAN – PART TWO