Marathon Mental Tips

I want to talk about the role of the mind. Marathon training is so tough physically but it is also a huge mental effort. I’d like to discuss some of the mental sides to training… View Post

Mourning Run

I wake up and I don’t have that same excitement as I’m used to. I’m not sure what hurts more. Is it the quite literal pain in my arse? Or the fact that my ambitious… 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

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