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

Swansea Half Marathon 2015

My preparation for the Swansea Half Marathon (SHM) hadn’t really gone to plan. I wanted to keep doing fast track sessions with the Swansea Harriers on Tuesdays, and fit in some long runs, and long tempo sessions throughout the remainder of the week. However, I ended up entering a number of races in the preceding weeks. In total I ran 6 races in the 6 weeks leading up to the SHM.… View Post

New Year’s Resolution

Running along the cycle path parallel with Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro was the first time I realised how much enjoyment running could bring. It was during the World Cup 2014 and I ran past thousands of football fans from all around the World. It was hot but it felt great.… View Post