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 →

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 →

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 →

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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