Picture the scene, you're having a chat with a fellow runner who tells you about a 10k race he's entered and you remember how good the race was having done it a couple of times before. You then go away, think more about how good the race is and think it would be good to… Continue reading The Forgotten 10k
It's that time of year again where the majority of people up and down the country have been whipped up into a frenzy of excitement and nerves awaiting the results of the London Marathon ballot. It's probably the only time of the year where everyone's hopes get built up massively only to be left disappointed.… Continue reading Goodbye London, Hello Stirling
There's something magical about the Loch Ness Marathon that makes me want to come back every year. The scenery? Without a doubt! The organisation and support? Definitely. The likelihood that I'm some sort of masochist to enjoy those hills? Probably! When you're surrounded by hills as I am in Perthshire and hard to find a… Continue reading Loch Ness Marathon 2017
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!