Could You Run a Marathon and Not Tell Anyone?

Could You Run a Marathon and Not Tell Anyone?

Somebody once said that climbing Everest is a challenge, but the bigger challenge would be to climb it and not tell anybody. The same is probably true for running a marathon. Would you admit that you’re only running a marathon…

This Is Not What I Planned

This Is Not What I Planned

It’s been an age since I last blogged, life gets in the way and with a new full-time job (that was a shock to the system after working part-time for nearly 10 years) blogging wasn’t really a priority. Since my…

marathon training plan

Marathon Training Plan 2017

OK, here we go. Again! Christmas and New Year is over and my marathon training plan is go! I’ve got 12 and a half weeks to get marathon fit since my goal race is the Greater Manchester Marathon on the…

Boston Marathon acceptance

The Road to the Boston London Double Begins Here

The road to the Boston London double begins here, by getting back into the routine of training.

RICE and a mug of tea

It’s All About Getting to the Start Line

It was going so well, in fact I was saying so just yesterday to Tim and Gillian. Yesterday I was also having a conversation with a running friend and it was about making sure you get to the start line…

The Beginning of the Journey

The Beginning of the Journey

Technically this week has been the last week of base training before marathon training for the Greater Manchester Marathon starts. But today’s long run felt like the first proper run of this marathon training cycle. And since it felt like the…

Running journey

Running the Road Ahead

I’ve decided to try and blog more than about once a month, but please don’t hold me to that. In the main I’ll be blogging about my journey to the standing stones of Avebury and the the back to back marathon weekends. I’ll share…

Chester Marathon 2014

Chester Marathon 2014

Here I was standing on the start line: the nerves that make me feel like puking the night before and been replaced with a quiet calm. Could I break 4 hours and put the demons of London to bed? I…

London Marathon: Dreaming Big

London Marathon: Dreaming Big

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” Paulo Coelho Failure. It’s a scary thing and I’d be lying if I said I’d never been worried or had a niggling doubt at…