June Run Streak – week 1

The 1st of June marked the official start of my 4-month Berlin marathon training plan. Straight off the back of my London Marathon success, I've set myself the goal of improving on my time of 5hr 25min, and getting as close to a sub-5hr time as possible. I won't be rigidly following a prescribed marathon... Continue Reading →

Hackney Half Marathon – 19th May 2019

It feels like I've barely had time to catch my breath after my unforgettable day at the London Marathon just three weeks ago, yet my next race has already come around; the Hackney Half marathon! Being an East Londoner, I had often thought about taking part in the Hackney Half, held just a few miles... Continue Reading →

Five Highlights of the London Marathon!

I'm still in the process of gathering my thoughts enough to write a full review of the total epic-ness of Sunday's London Marathon - my first marathon! So in the meantime, here are five of my most memorable highlights of the day: The pacers I absolutely love pacers in races. Experienced runners who give up... Continue Reading →

Cleethorpes parkrun – Easter weekend tourism

When planning a weekend away, one of the first things I now think of is: 'Which new parkrun can I visit?'. I love visiting different parkrun venues, with the comforting familiarity of the system mixed with the chance to discover some beautiful new locations. I'm currently working towards my 'parkrun tourist' challenge, awarded for running... Continue Reading →

Reaching 30km!

It's six weeks until the London Marathon, and I am reaching the peak section of my training plan. This week, my planned long run again took me into previously uncharted territory, with a scheduled 30km run for the Monday! I planned out a new route, an out-and-back stretch of the Lea Valley canal, where all... Continue Reading →


I started writing about running as a side feature to my main blog at lowcarblondoner.com , however, during spring 2019 I was enjoying writing about running so much that I decided to spin off into my own dedicated running blog! Welcome to Monday Running! Here you will find updates on all my running adventures, from... Continue Reading →

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