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 →

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 →

Six things I LOVE about marathon training

When I first told people that I had a place for the 2019 London Marathon the most common reaction (after ‘How exciting!’) was ‘Oh but the training will be a total nightmare‘. People couldn’t wait to tell me how gruelling it would be, how time-consuming, how isolating, how painful. So it was something of a pleasant... Continue Reading →

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