Edinburgh Half Marathon 2017: Race Report

I can’t believe it has been eight months since I last put on my running shoes. It isn’t something I’m proud of, but I think I out-ran myself last year. What with the London Marathon and then the Edinburgh Half Marathon less than a month later, and all the training and prep that went with... Continue Reading →

The London Marathon Experience: Part Two

When I left you, I had turned to face the second half of the London marathon course. The challenge had become darker, and I was feeling less sure of myself. I don’t think this is an uncommon reaction at this point of the marathon. Many people report feeling low after the jubilation of Tower Bridge... Continue Reading →

The London Marathon Experience: Part One

This is another post which has been a long time coming. Almost four months after I completed the London Marathon, I feel I may be able to write about it. It was an amazing, agonising, uplifting, and strangely addictive experience. And, quite possibly, completely indescribable. Hence me taking so long to attempt this!    ... Continue Reading →

London Marathon Training: Week 1

I’ve officially started my training for the London Marathon – it’s all just got a bit more real!  Before last week, I’d just been going out when I could, loosely following a programme for doing run/walk intervals over a half-marathon distance.  I had been full of good intentions to get in two swimming cross-training sessions... Continue Reading →

Lidl Running Wear Review

I think I should establish two points before we go much further with this review. I am not currently running long distances, so my running gear has only had to stand up to runs of a few miles maximum. And secondly, I don't really own any expensive kit (with the exception of my trainers). I... Continue Reading →

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