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…

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…

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…

National Park trail runs

With so many national parks in the UK there must be some amazing runs out there just waiting for you to find them. This link has some great suggestions with links to run routes in many cases. Great all year round just make sure you have the right footwear 👍 nationalparks.uk/visiting/outdoor-activities/walking/trail-running