Berlin Marathon 2019

Berlin Marathon

Not my day! Started ok, but it became clear by 15K sub-2:45 wasn’t on. Tried to just keep to marathon[…]

Bath Half

Would love to say that was marathon effort, but it was tougher than that 😓 Probably not quite all out[…]

Linda Franks 5

Linda Franks 5

Really happy to go under 30 minutes after the week I’ve had! Achilles felt fine. Superb race, highly recommended.

Evesham parkrun

Piss poor parkrun performance. Legs felt flat and heavy from the start. Oh well, hopefully a good training run at[…]

London Marathon

The London Marathon isn’t like other marathons. Indeed to a large proportion of the non-running public, it’s the only marathon.[…]

Manchester Marathon

Prologue Last summer I set myself the ambitious target of running a sub-80 half marathon at Oxford in October. My[…]

Worthing Half Marathon February 2018

Worthing Half

After a big block of four tough 100+ mile weeks through January, it was time for the first big fitness[…]

Great South Run

Great South Run

After the excitement of the Oxford Half I had just two weeks to recover, and then keep the fitness ticking[…]

Oxford Half

It doesn’t seem like long ago I was preparing for my last big “A” race – the Brighton Marathon. However,[…]

Great Bristol 10K

Not in PB shape so ran it as a hard tempo effort. Happy to get under 40 minutes. Onwards and[…]

Brighton Marathon 2017

Brighton Marathon

After 18 weeks of training and 1,500 miles of running, it was time to see what all that work would[…]

Spring Shakespeare 10K

Spring Shakespeare 10K

My second “tune-up” race of this marathon campaign was the Spring Shakespeare 10K. Held at the former RAF airfield Long[…]

Brighton Half 2017

Brighton Half

Pleased with that. I felt comfortable all the way around, despite the windy and miserable conditions. Felt strong going in[…]

Bright10

Average pace right on what I was aiming for, despite rather breezy conditions. Overall very pleased given the weather. Roll[…]

Pymmes Park

Pymmes parkrun

Wasn’t sure how the legs were going to be today, so decided to just see how I felt once I[…]

Worcester 10k 2016

Worcester 10K

Sunday saw the third running the Worcester 10K. Worcester is my hometown but this year was the first year the[…]

Swansea Half Marathon

Swansea Half Marathon

After running a couple of decent half-marathons during marathon training earlier this year, I picked out the Swansea Half so[…]

London City Mile start

City of London Mile

Really wasn’t sure how today’s race would go, coming at the end of my second 80+ mile week of training,[…]

Dulwich parkrun

Thought I might have a PB in me today so travelled down to Dulwich Park for what I’ve seen referred[…]

London 10,000

Very hectic first few kilometres, including idiots in the fast start walking within 100m?! Pleased to keep a nice steady[…]

Bristol

Great Bristol 10K

Spent most of yesterday drinking in the sunshine, so ran this as a slightly hungover tempo run. Pleased with the[…]

Brighton Marathon 2016

Brighton Marathon

Sunday saw the sixth running of the Brighton Marathon, now the UK’s second largest marathon after London with 10,947 starters.[…]

Bath Half 2016

Bath Half

Today couldn’t have been much better conditions wise – sunny, relatively cool, a little wind at times but nothing too[…]

Worthing Half

Worthing Half

The Worthing HM takes place up and down the seafront – you actually run up and down twice during the[…]

Hackney Marshes parkrun

Hackney Marshes parkrun

In two minds about parkrunning today as the weather was wet and windy, but woke up feeling fresh so decided to go for it. Glad I did! The trip to Hackney was worth it as I had people around me to run with. Great flat course although small trail section was a bit slippy today. Pleased with the PB even though there was a decent wind against me at times.

Bright10

Bright10

Sunday was the inaugural Bright10 10 mile race in Brighton. The race uses a similar course to the half and[…]

Finsbury parkrun

First time at Finsbury parkrun – nice course and only two laps which somehow makes it feel shorter. Hilly though so definitely not a PB course!

HRM played up for first half, so tried to run by feel. Definitely need to practice running downhill fast, so might try to make this course a regular visit.

Pride Run 10k 2015

Pride Run 10K

The Pride Run 10K was formerly known as the London Pride 10K, but renamed due to confusion around whether it[…]

Bupa London 10K

First race since the marathon. Pretty pleased to get so close to my 10K PB, especially after the Westminster Mile[…]

Brighton Marathon 2015

Brighton Marathon

My first marathon! Training had gone reasonably well, if not perfectly. I had chosen to do the P&D 55-70 mile[…]

Pymmes parkrun

Might have scrapped a PB by a few seconds! Quite pleased given I’m coming towards the end of my biggest mileage week ever, and doing mainly easy running at the moment. I haven’t ran intervals since September, and have only done a few tempo runs since October. Hopefully this means my forthcoming marathon training might yield some new PBs in shorter races too.

Regent's Park 10K

Regent&;s Park 10K &;

Was hoping for 7:40ish pace, but didn’t have it in me today. Wasn’t quite up for it today, my heart wasn’t in it. I’ve managed faster pace on training runs! Still, not a big race so not going to beat myself up about it.

Regent's Park 10K

Regent&;s Park 10K

With my thigh still causing at the end of last week I decided to have a break from running this week in the hopes of getting healed ready for this race. I did some rowing and cycling in the gym, including some fast rowing and cycling intervals, but stayed away from the treadmill and off the roads. It does seem to be working, although it’s still not quite 100% so will see how I get on next week.

Anyway, today was my first attempt at the Regent’s Park

Bupa 10K

Bupa London 10K

A scrappy final few weeks of training, a knee injury, as well as incredibly warm weather, weren’t ideal circumstances for[…]