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…

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!!

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…