The Highs and the Lows: Part 1

You all know what I’m talking about. Running is a mixture of highs and lows. These highs can come in many forms. It may be that you smash a PB. Or it could be a great training session. Even just a sunny autumn jog along a secluded leafy trail. I run for these moments. The positivity that running brings my life cannot be transcribed by my limited vocabulary. I try to explain..… View Post

We Are All Runners

The best runners in the UK. An event laced in history. Olympians, international athletes, an array of top club runners, and aspiring juniors filled the beautiful park ready for a day full of drama. The men’s format is a 6 man relay event. The first runner of each team runs a 5.88km hilly loop before the second man takes off on the same grueling lap.… View Post

Cardiff Half Marathon 2016

At this stage in my running story the half marathon is my favourite distance. However, it always seems to be half marathons that cause me the most grief. My first half marathon in Newport was deemed short. Whilst that was a shame, it can be dealt with, and was, by running an impromptu second half marathon in Llanelli the following week faster than my ‘nearly half marathon’ attempt the previous week.… View Post

Back to Basics

After the disastrous performances in my most recent races I decided to go back to basics. The plan was to do four solid weeks, looking ahead to trying to salvage some fitness for Cardiff Half Marathon. I would run more miles. The pace wasn’t important. I wanted to spend more time on my feet, and build up my endurance base again. … View Post