The week before the marathon always seems a but weird. It's when you get to say you 'just' did a small number of miles (8 for me today) whereas under normal circumstances, that would be a big deal. This is the week where you really put the icing on the cake and the days leading… Continue reading Week In Training – 1 Week To Go
I recently won a Polar M430 watch in a competition during a chat hour by the fantastic UKRunChat Running Community on Twitter. If you're looking to invest in a GPS watch or looking to upgrade your existing watch then hopefully this is in some way helpful. It's been years since I last owned a Polar… Continue reading Polar M430 Review
One of the most popular themes I've had discussions on between my posts and in the chat hours from the UKRunChat community on Twitter has been the benefits of 'chatting' to my late parents while out running. Indeed, I received an email from a friend on Friday who told me her friend had mentioned she… Continue reading The Benefits of Running To Deal With Grief And Bereavement
I've reached that "oh shit, it's only 2 weeks to the marathon" moment when it only felt like last week that I started training! This stage comes with a mix of excitement and worry that you haven't done enough training and will forget how to run on race day! All nonsense but something everyone goes… Continue reading My Week In Review – 2 Weeks To Go!
Just run. These two words have been pretty powerful for me lately and it has felt good to ignore everything else and just get out there and run. My training has been a bit inconsistent in recent weeks with my cut foot a couple of weeks ago and the Perth 10k last Sunday, where I… Continue reading Just Run
The last Sunday in August in my area has traditionally been the date of the Perth 10k for as long as I can remember and I always feel it comes around very fast. I wanted to write this post as a race review with a difference. I am the organiser. I'm not going to tell… Continue reading Race Review – Perth 10k
There's nothing worse when your training is bang on plan and something comes along to put a spanner in the works. I'm a 'glass is half full' kind of guy and I reckon I stepped on a piece of the other half of that glass the other day and haven't been able to run since!… Continue reading A Spanner In The Works