50 weeks without parkrun

Saturday 14th March 2020 - an uneventful muddy morning at Walthamstow parkrun as I plodded around the 5km route in a leisurely time of 34 minutes, not knowing that this would be the last parkrun I would take part in for quite some time! In all honesty, when that first parkrun was cancelled, I was... Continue Reading →

London City Scramble!

So, we've nearly made it through 2020 and can hopefully start looking forward to a brighter new year with hopes of a vaccine on the horizon. It's been a very challenging time for race event organisers, having to cancel all their events for months on end, and then adapt to the ever-changing regulations when bringing... Continue Reading →

The 40th London Marathon (virtual edition)!

So today was the day of the Virtual London Marathon, something I had been looking forward to and training towards for the last six weeks. With the mass-participation event cancelled, London were allowing participants to put all their training miles to good use and earn their medal by completing the marathon distance on October 4th,... Continue Reading →

Training for a Virtual Marathon

This year was supposed to be an exciting one for my running, with a whole host of races planned, leading up to the highlight of my year, running the Chicago and New York marathons. Of course, as the year progressed and all mass participation races were cancelled one by one, it became clear that this... Continue Reading →

Down but not Out

The past couple of months saw all my 2020 races steadily cancelled one by one, including finally the ones I had been looking forward to the most, the Chicago and New York marathons. With no need to carry on with the long distance training runs, I had instead been working on various self-appointed running challenges... Continue Reading →

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