In continuation of an eventful autumn, just 4 weeks after collecting my third World Major star at the Chicago Marathon, it was time for another adventure. Once again I made my way across the Atlantic, but this time headed to the Big Apple, New York City! As it was my first visit to the city,... Continue Reading →
Pacing the Oxford Half Marathon – October 2021
Its been a busy autumn so far, with a lot of rearranged races ending up scheduled closely together over the past few weeks. I haven't been marathon training this season, the international travel restrictions meaning I needed to roll over the Chicago and New York Marathons once again to October 2022. Instead, I've been busying... Continue Reading →
Running the Monsal Trail – Peak District
We're on holiday this week in the beautiful Peak District. With so much of the past year spent staying very close to home in London, it feels incredibly freeing to be here amongst the rolling hills and limestone dales - so much fresh air and wide open space! I ALWAYS make sure to pack my... Continue Reading →
Reflections on 2020 – and hopes for the New Year!
Well, this year didn't quite go as planned did it? Like so many of us, I started this year fresh with hopes and plans, and a calendar packed full of races to look forward to. Well, we all know what happened next! It's been a year full of challenges and frustrations, of readjusting mindsets and... 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 →
Three Virtual World Marathon Majors, three Sundays
So here we are, approaching the end of 2020, with my running goals for the year long since fallen by the wayside. Like so many of us, I found the early lockdown quite a struggle, trying to work effectively from home whilst home schooling my two little boys. One by one, my dream races were... 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 →
Three Years – and a few learnings along the way
It’s been three years since the header photo on the left was taken. This was my first ever race, a challenge I had set myself to run 10km, with all intentions of stopping afterwards and returning to my rather sedentary life. But instead, while training for that race, something clicked into place, sending me on... Continue Reading →
100 miles of May
It’s been a crazy couple of months hasn’t it? For me, lockdown came just when I was ramping up all my spring training and getting ready for an enjoyably full calendar of races to look forward to. I’ve always used upcoming races as milestones to base my training around, but with the future of all... Continue Reading →