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

Disaster Weekend

Welsh 5K Championship Everything that could have gone wrong did. I am so fed up of making excuses. I am tired of running below par. Every time I think I am in PB shape and… View Post

London Marathon 2016

I normally control my nerves before a race pretty well, but London was different. Months of hard work had gone in to this performance. So many long runs, so many long tempos. I stood just outside the Championship runner’s tent trying to gather my thoughts and focus. I normally have a good idea of the best and worst scenarios that a race may entail. The Marathon is different. Anything could happen.… View Post

World Half Marathon Champs

Cardiff was a big race for me. A huge race in fact. I am training for the London Marathon, my debut run at the distance. Cardiff was my big milestone. I had decided before I even started training for the Marathon that my performance in Cardiff would be a perfect indicator of my current level of fitness, and be the decisive factor in formulating a pacing strategy to use in London.… View Post

Racing Summary

I have decided to resume the blog. I didn’t get far last time and never even caught up with the months that I had missed. So I will give a very brief overview of some… View Post