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 →

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 →

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 →

The Vitality Big Half 2019

With 7 weeks remaining before the London Marathon, I took part in the final race in my training plan, the Vitality Big Half. I was really looking forward to this one: a huge event with 13,000 runners, taking place over half of the London Marathon route meant an ideal sneak preview of some of the... Continue Reading →

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