On waiting for the London Marathon Ballot Results

London Marathon Ballot

WARNING: This is a very silly post. A couple hundred thousand of us are anxiously awaiting the outcomes of the London Marathon Ballot Results. As I write this, folks on social media are sharing their news – You’re in!… or …. Sorry! For me, it […]

Happy Times: Nominated for The Running Awards 2018

2018 Running Awards - Favourite blog

I emitted a squeal of excitement when I got the email saying I’d been nominated for Favourite Blog in the UK Running Awards 2018. Sorry to the person next to me on the bus, you probably thought I was a little insane! This is London… […]

A newbie in sports nutrition products: Science in Sport product review

sports nutrition products

At the beginning of the year I was a newbie in sports nutrition products. I remember on a long run last year, a friend giving me a gel to try. After taking the smallest of slurps, I came very close to spitting it out. Then […]

6 Tips on Putting Together a Training Plan

tips on training plan

I’ve been running on and off for five years now. It’s only this year I’ve really worked on putting together a training plan that works for me. There are some key elements I’ve included which might be helpful if you’re struggling to develop a plan […]

Race Review: Thames River Relay

River relay

I’m chuffed. Yesterday I ran 4.9 miles as part of the Thames River Relay. I beat my predicted time by over 45 seconds per mile! Post-ultra, I decided I wanted to get faster so I’ve been doing self-styled speed sessions over the last month. While […]

Race Review: Chiltern Challenge – My First Ultra

First ultra Chiltern Challenge XNRG

My first ultra – There is something about ultra running that appeals. I don’t know what it is but I’m fascinated by runners’ stories about their adventures and the ups and downs of running 50k, 50 miles, 100 miles, 200 miles or events like Marathon Des […]

Running Free: A runner’s journey back to nature

Running free

Review of Running Free: A runner’s journey back to nature by Richard Askwith (2015 edition)   You know you’re a runner when you wonder what non-runners dream about. Running Free is about freedom and liberation from the commercialisation of the sport we love so much. […]

Ultra Training Diary: How I’m thinking my first ultra will go

First ultra

They say a picture paints a thousand words. So rather than rambling on about what Saturday might be like, this is how I’m thinking my first ultra will go …   Fear of not waking up on time means setting multiple alarm clocks at 1 […]