I appreciate that it’s a week late, but here is my review of the 2017 Paddock Wood Half Marathon. In short; fantastic course with enthusiastic marshalls and volunteers, a delightful route and a fast finish. In slightly more detail: When looking at races for this year I knew that a half marathon would form part… Read More Paddock Wood Half Marathon
What came before? My Strava 2016, best-of video, as can be seen below, is visually pretty impressive. But the numbers don’t seem to add up to all that much to me. I feel like, despite setting a number of PBs etc, 2016 just wasn’t all that much, and I definitely burned out towards the end.… Read More 2017 Here I Come
So what now to fill the void left by endless hours of marathon training? Since starting a training plan in late June / early July 2015, I have now run four marathons in the past 11 months; in the two years (and one day) since I had surgery on my knee I have tripled my… Read More The end of my marathon career
So, here we go – all laid out and ready to go; all my gear for the 2016 edition of the Virgin Money London Marathon. Let’s take a look.
15mm spikes? Really? I suppose it looks a bit muddy over there, so I decide to go with the advice. Well, as best I can given that one 9mm on the left shoe, and two on the right, won’t come out! The wind is cutting through the open space next to the track at Parliament… Read More SEAA Cross Country Championships
I started 2013 in style with Hardmoors’ 30 miler, my first ever ultra, and decided to see in the new year with another Hardmoors event. I thought I would take it a bit easier today though, and I settled for the 15 mile race. This also resulted in a far more reasonable race start time… Read More Hardmoors 15