Category: Races

Running to the Dark Side

As the hype of the London Marathon dominated my social media feeds I could not help but contemplate on the decision I made to defer my place to 2020. Watching the stories of runners working their way around the course led me to reminiscing… Continue Reading “Running to the Dark Side”

The London Marathon: Decision to Defer

When you enter into a challenge, no matter how big or small, the last thing you think about is the possibility that you will have to admit defeat and defer. During the training for the London Marathon back in 2017 I found myself with… Continue Reading “The London Marathon: Decision to Defer”

London Marathon Training: Week Three

It has taken me some time to put words together that can summarise the third week in my London Marathon training – mainly because I have been a week long strop. I began the week with the ultimate rest day, waking up at the… Continue Reading “London Marathon Training: Week Three”

London Marathon Training: Week Two

As with most things in life, plans just turn out how you hoped. Week two of my London Marathon training was case and point. I had goals in mind, I had targets to reach and training all mapped out. However life inevitably got in… Continue Reading “London Marathon Training: Week Two”

London Marathon Training: Week One

Yesterday saw the end of week one in the London Marathon training schedule. After a shaky start to the year, with what appeared to be shin splints threatening my plan, I finally found myself back into a rhythm. I found myself finally coming to… Continue Reading “London Marathon Training: Week One”

London Marathon Training: The Treadmill

With Christmas and New Year now a distant memory it is time to prepare for the most important time in the running calendar….Marathon Season. I’m not going to lie, getting myself motivated to train for the London Marathon the second time round has been… Continue Reading “London Marathon Training: The Treadmill”

London Marathon Training: Fearing the known

When I discovered I had secured a space in the London Marathon 2017 I had a number of fears, with a little excitement. Despite any fears I had I threw myself into training, embracing all the highs and lows as and when they arose.… Continue Reading “London Marathon Training: Fearing the known”

Royal Parks Half Marathon

On Sunday 14th October I took part in my sixth half marathon, at the Royal Parks. For many years I have entered the ballot in the hope that I would be able to take part in one of the most sought after runs in… Continue Reading “Royal Parks Half Marathon”

Running the London Marathon…..again!

As I crossed the iconic finish line at the London Marathon in 2017 I believe the first words that came out my mouth were “Never Again!” Despite saying this then (and every moment since), I, along with thousands of runners, still decide to chance… Continue Reading “Running the London Marathon…..again!”

Adidas City Runs: Clapham

Sunday 16th September saw my return to Adidas City Runs, with the Clapham 10K route. After my pleasant run with them a year previously with the Shoreditch 10K I was looking forward to seeing what South London had to offer. As with most race… Continue Reading “Adidas City Runs: Clapham”

Ride London: Volunteering

A little over two weeks ago I was privileged to take part in the greatest festival of cycling – Ride London. Though my participation was on the other side at this event, volunteering at the start line in Stratford. The event, which sees keen… Continue Reading “Ride London: Volunteering”

The British 10K 2018

On Sunday 15th July I took part in the British 10K for the third year. Despite running this event in previous years, I was overwhelmed by the number of runners taking part. In it’s second year run by Virgin Sport it seemed to have… Continue Reading “The British 10K 2018”