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 →

New parkrun PB at Hackney Marshes!

Hackney Marshes is my second most regularly visited parkrun venue. Just a few miles from home, with it's dead-flat canal path pavement course, I love to come here whenever I want to try for a fast time, or just need a break from the muddy Walthamstow course. Approaching the peak of my London Marathon training,... 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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