Race Report: The Bacchus Marathon

Race Report: The Bacchus Marathon

It’s not often you can say you’re bullied into drinking alcohol by children. During a marathon. But on Sunday, I ran into a fuel station on the Bacchus marathon to a chorus of children holding out cups of wine, chanting, “Try it, it’s good for you!” It’s not often you get to run alongside people … Continue reading

Grab yourself a brand new blog header!

Grab yourself a brand new blog header!

So guess what, people? My pal Nicola who draws lots of cool stuff like cats and unicorns has started doing blog headers. They’re available from her Etsy shop for just £20! This offer is limited to five; once these have sold out the price will increase to £30, so get over there sharp. The header … Continue reading

Race report: The Kent Coastal Marathon

Race report: The Kent Coastal Marathon

Oh Margate, you do spoil us with your sandy beaches and sweeping coastline. Ok, so you may be a little rough around the edges and the boarded up arcades along the seafront spoil first impressions a bit. But dig a bit deeper and there are boutiques hotels, independent shops and restaurants serving local Kent produce … Continue reading

30 miles before the taper

30 miles before the taper

Tapering before a big race is something I’ve always had mixed views about. It’s sort of (well, is) essential in the lead up to a race, but having got into a pattern of running six days a week for the past few months, reducing this can feel like something’s a bit out of place. Add … Continue reading

Race e-guides: Marrakech half and full marathon

Race e-guides: Marrakech half and full marathon

It was always the intention of this blog to pass on useful information about the many interesting races and places I’ve run in. After lots of thinking and mulling over content and format on some of my recent mega-long (30 miles on Sunday!!) runs I think I’ve finally arrived at something that works. The first … Continue reading

Pimp my race t-shirt

I’ve heard of fellow runners putting their ill-fitting cotton race t-shirts to some practical uses, such as dusting clothes or bike cleaning rags, but if you’re feeling a bit creative then this post shows how to turn them into a brand new vest top. There are loads of different styles of tops that can be made … Continue reading

Yoga and running

I’ll let you in on a secret. It’s one of those things that everyone does but no-one talks about. But it’s something that has really helped my running recently. I’ve been racking up the runs over the past few weeks as my two ultras approach and, for some reason, I’ve barely noticed the fact that I’ve … Continue reading