Training for a UK spring marathon means that the bulk of your training miles need to be done in the somewhat bleak, wintery months of January - March. In reality this means running in the dark, cold, rain, and sometimes the snow! Now, before this year I was a bit of a fair weather runner.... Continue Reading →
London Half Marathon – 10th Feb 2019
It's week 5 of my London Marathon training plan - the time is flying! I've been roughly following the Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 training plan, which this week called for a long run of about 6 miles. I've been doing well so far, managing to stay a few steps ahead of the plan, so... Continue Reading →
2019: New Year, New Goals!
At the start of each year I like to set myself some goals, and writing them down publicly is the best way to make sure I actually stick to them! 2019 will be a big year for me, and here are the top 6 things I want to achieve in this next chapter of my... Continue Reading →
2018 – review of my running progress
Each New Year I like to set myself a list of challenges for the year ahead - more on my 2019 goals shortly - but before that it's time to check back on the goals I set myself this time last year, and see how far I've come towards meeting them. Here's a breakdown of... Continue Reading →
Finding the right training plan – London Marathon 2019
Its less than 6 months until I line up for the start of my first ever marathon - the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon - so it's time to buckle down and get serious about training. Even a quick 5 minute Google search can pull back hundreds of online training plans, all hugely varying in... Continue Reading →
London Marathon 2019 -I’m in!
Ever since I started my running journey, I have dreamed of running the London Marathon. It is such an iconic event, the must-do once in a lifetime race for any keen amateur runner. I've often gone into London on race day over the years and been totally blown away by the incredible atmosphere and support... Continue Reading →
London Winter Run 10k 2018
My first race of the year took place on Sunday 4th of February, the Cancer Research London Winter Run 10k! This is a huge race with 20,000 runners around the streets of central London, so I was really looking forward to a good atmosphere. It was a freezing cold winters morning, good temperature for running,... Continue Reading →