The Sub 3:30 Marathon Experiment

2020 will be the first time I aim to beat 3:30 in a marathon. I have a target time, I have a planned race and I have training plan. Let the journey begin!!

Win a Maverick Trail Race Entry for 2020

Hi followers, some of you will have seen that I am doing a charity run around the Isle of Wight in May 2020. I am raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. To aid in my fundraising effort I have teamed up with the team at Maverick Race (maverick-race.com) to offer a fantastic raffle prize. For…

Maverick Original Oxfordshire 2019

This video sums up the event quite nicely: The race was one I took part in last year (2018) and it was hard, hilly, some pretty tough terrain, but some beautiful scenery in the grounds of Stonor Park and the Chiltern Hills. This year the route was totally changed and took us on a magical…

Bournemouth Marathon Festival 2019

See the gallery here 7 Days ago I ran Windsor Half Marathon in a time only 19 seconds shy of my PB (which was Windsor HM last year!). So why on earth am I running another half marathon so soon? Not to mention the knee injury which has meant training has been less than perfect!…

Windsor Half Marathon, 2019

link to photo gallery here The Preparation Having taken part in the 2018 race. and loved it, I was quick to sign up to the 2019 race. 2018 gave me my HM PB and though its a hilly course I immediately thought, great, lets keep doing that as its clearly my PB course. Now, if…

The route through my first 100Km

How I handled my first Ultra Marathon Having written a review of the Race to the Stones 2019 (LINK), I have now reflected more on what I did on the day and in the lead up to the race. The race was great and I really enjoyed it. The experience. was unbelievable and one I…

2 Years can take you a long way!

On the eve of my first Ultra marathon – The Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones 2019, I realised I’ve just gone past my second anniversary of having taken up running. I knew it was about June/July 2017 but I checked back on MapMyRun which I used when I started and realised that my first…

Hampshire Hoppit Trail Marathon 2019

Photo gallery here. The Hampshire Hoppit is trail run through the North Hampshire hills. On offer to budding trail runners is a Marathon and Half Marathon distance. I decided that this would be the best option for my second marathon and my first ever trail marathon. From the offset the organisation is great. Some good…

January 2020 Training Update

2020 has begun and before you can even get to the end of Auld Lang Syne the first month of the year is already coming to a conclusion. January has raced by for me. Busy at work, busy home life as ever and a new approach for me to my running. Goals January saw the…

Why?

For no particular reason this year I’ve started with one word in my mind far too often… Why? I’ve run for 2 1/2 years now and have run races up to 100km. I regularly train and feel that I’m in a position to call my self a competent runner. But since The start of 2020…

Win 2 Tough Runner UK entries for 2020

Today (31 Dec 2019) I’m raffling 2 entries to any Tough Runner UK 10Km event in 2020 – assuming availability. Just head over to my just giving page: And donate a minimum £2 towards my Ultra event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support Good luck 👍

This is not a training plan!

So the bit before the Brighton Marathon training plan started today. Brighton training starts on the 30th December. So what to do in the meantime. Well good question the options: Eat mince pies Drink mulled wine Eat some more mince pies Eat the chocolates that are meant to be for Boxing Day! Pretend it’s not…

Working out how to run in snow and ice

My morning run was the first of the season to begin feeling like Bambi on ice. It can be a tricky challenge to run in freezing conditions and there’s obviously the risk of slips and falls which can cause big problems. This article is a good bit of reading for those of you wanting to…

Planning for the future

End of November is upon us and before we know it the fireworks will be over, the champagne drunk and headaches will be battling with us to stop us going out for that New Years Day run. Time flies so fast, and when running forms a big part of your life, you spend a lot…