Pete Wallroth is 40 years old, married with three children living in Glossop, Derbyshire. He was a non-runner in 2013. He now runs 45 miles on average a week. He started road running initially but focus on trail and fell running since doing his first ultramarathon four years ago. He also runs to help recover … Continue reading Interview with Pete Wallroth
Interview with Mark West
Mark West is a runner and mental health advocate, having struggled himself with depression and anxiety. He uses running to support his own mental health and to help others. He is a mental first aider and the leader of Run Talk Run in Southampton. What is your proudest running achievement? My proudest running achievement is … Continue reading Interview with Mark West
Interview with Lee Brace
Lee Brace was not a runner and not your average building surveyor. Following a health scare in 2016 (which turned out to be trivial) he started training for the 3 Peaks Challenge by walking. Walking bored him, so he jogged in hiking boots and became a runner. In 2019, he went big by running his … Continue reading Interview with Lee Brace
Interview with Hannah Craig
Hannah enjoys running as a hobby, especially important as her day job is 9 hours sitting down. She has run two marathons and is aiming to complete an Ironman. What is your proudest running achievement? Running the London Marathon in 2017. It was the first time I had run long distance on my own, as my partner … Continue reading Interview with Hannah Craig
Interview with Emma Shallcross
Emma would describe herself as a developing runner always on the lookout for her next challenge. From swimmer to triathlete Emma has learned that progress in running starts with your mindset, closely followed by a true commitment of time to the sport. What is your proudest running achievement? I’d probably say completing my first solo … Continue reading Interview with Emma Shallcross
Interview with Paul Neill
Paul Neill got into running about 16 years ago, purely from a fitness and weight-loss perspective. He was 22 stone and has now run countless 10k races, half marathons and marathons. He has also recently become a coach in order to help others like himself. What is your proudest running achievement? My proudest running moment … Continue reading Interview with Paul Neill
Interview with Harvey Gallagher
Harvey Gallagher is a father of five, grandfather, vegan and not-for-profit CEO. He is an avid parkrunner and GoodGym member, as well as an ambassador for Kate Percy’s GoFasterFood and MegaMeterRun. He loves cycling and runs all distances, including ultramarathons. What is your proudest running achievement? There are many, but supporting a young man in … Continue reading Interview with Harvey Gallagher
Interview with Sophia O’Sullivan
Sophia O’Sullivan has been running for four years off and on. She started as a volunteer at Poole parkrun and eventually got the courage to join in as a runner albeit a very slow one. Since then she's discovered the joy of being part of a 12-month challenge with @MegaMeterRun, completing 50x 5km in 2019. … Continue reading Interview with Sophia O’Sullivan
Interview with Oliver Harrison
Oliver Harrison started running, very occasionally, in 2002 but only properly got into running in 2007. He was quite unfit, had a poor diet and was a smoker. Then, his girlfriend's sister (now sister-in-law) invited him to join her and her partner to complete a triathlon. He did it by giving up smoking and training … Continue reading Interview with Oliver Harrison
British Athletics Cross Challenge 2020 Race Review
The British Athletics Cross Challenge attracts quality athletes from the home countries. On Saturday 11 January 2020, Stirling’s Kings Park hosted a very wet and muddy series of cross country races. In this post, I’ll answer the question “What happened during the 2020 British Athletics Cross Challenge senior events?” and what lessons all runners can … Continue reading British Athletics Cross Challenge 2020 Race Review
Interview with Neil Tabor
Neil has been running since spring 2018. After a medical in April 2017 he realised his weight of 16 stone 8 pounds needed reducing. He joined a gym and initially struggled with 5 minutes of brisk walking on a treadmill. He improved his diet and in April 2018 he had lost 6 stone. He ran … Continue reading Interview with Neil Tabor
Interview with Mark Lawson
Mark Lawson has been running for about 10 years. He suffered a nasty bike accident when he was sixteen, breaking his right ankle and leg. He worked hard to walk again but was never into sports. Later in life, after a conversation with his friend’s wife, he realised he was approaching 40 years old and … Continue reading Interview with Mark Lawson
Interview with Denny Krahe
Denny Krahe grew up playing various sports but always hated running. In college, he ran enough to try to keep his weight in check, but never enjoyed it. Over the years, he continued to run for exercise and started to enjoy it a little more. After his first marathon, in January 2010, he swore he … Continue reading Interview with Denny Krahe
Interview with Chris Toddington
Chris is a very keen plodder and ultrarunner. He has been running on and off for 16 years, only taking it seriously from 2014 when he took over a friends place for a local half marathon. He had no prior long distance in his legs. He is a National Running Show Ambassador and writes some … Continue reading Interview with Chris Toddington
European Cross Country Championships 2019 – Review
The 2019 European Cross Country Championships was held in Lisbon’s Bela Vista Park on Sunday 8 December. The Portuguese capital city hosted seven separate races, with stand-out performances from regular cross country champions. In this post, I’ll answer the question “What happened during the 2019 European Cross Country Championships?” and what lessons all runners can … Continue reading European Cross Country Championships 2019 – Review
Interview with Alasdair Barrowman
Alasdair Barrowman is in his early forties and has been running since he was in the Army at 16 years old. He was reasonably competitive at cross country and completed several half marathons with a personal best of around 1:30. What is your proudest running achievement, and why? My proudest running moment is slightly embarrassing … Continue reading Interview with Alasdair Barrowman
Interview with Steve Bonthrone
Steve Bonthrone has been running for 21 years. A back problem in 1997 gave him the push to get fit. So he entered the 1998 London Marathon and got a place. Crossing the finish line changed his life. He wanted to help people achieve things they previously didn’t believe possible just as he had done. … Continue reading Interview with Steve Bonthrone
Interview with David Swales
David Swales began running five years ago after wanting to get fit as a result of being diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic. He is not the typical type 2 diabetic as he's not overweight, exercises a reasonable amount and eats a good diet. After a 10k trail race about 3 1/2 years ago he … Continue reading Interview with David Swales
Interview with Gary Trow
Gary Trow is an illustrator and 3D artist from Poole who now runs a training base near the Loire Valley in central France, for runners and triathletes. He took up running and cycling after playing football. He is still trying to break 3 hours for the marathon.What is your proudest running achievement, and why?My wife … Continue reading Interview with Gary Trow
Men’s World Championship Marathon 2019 – Review
On Sunday 5 October 2019, Qatar's capital city played host to the second ever night-time marathon at the World Athletics Championships. In this post, I’ll answer the question “What happened during the 2019 men’s World Championship marathon?” and explore the important running lessons all runners can learn. What happened in the race? The men’s marathon … Continue reading Men’s World Championship Marathon 2019 – Review
Women’s World Championship Marathon 2019 – Review
On Sunday 27 September 2019, the city of Doha was host to the first ever night-time marathon at the World Athletics Championships. In this post, I’ll answer the question “What happened during the 2019 women’s World Championship marathon?” and explore what lessons all runners can learn from this historic race. What happened in the race? … Continue reading Women’s World Championship Marathon 2019 – Review
Chelmsford Marathon 2019 Race Report
Race Report: 20 October 2019 Before the race, I wasn’t sure what performance I was capable of. It would be the last race of a long running season. I had hoped before the year that I could set a new personal best. But that felt impossible. The weather was ideal; cool and dry. As I … Continue reading Chelmsford Marathon 2019 Race Report
Chicago Marathon 2019 – Review
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is one of six World Marathon Majors and has one of the flattest courses. On Sunday 13 October 2019, the American city was host to a new women’s world record and a highly competitive men’s race. In this post, I’ll answer the question “What happened during the 2019 Chicago … Continue reading Chicago Marathon 2019 – Review
Great Scottish Run 2019 – Review
The Great Scottish Run is one of the biggest running events in Scotland and attracts many elite athletes and recreational runners of all abilities. On Sunday 29 September 2019, Glasgow hosted stand-out half marathon performances from East Africans, who dominated the race. In this post, I’ll answer the question “What happened during the 2019 Great … Continue reading Great Scottish Run 2019 – Review
Cardiff Half Marathon 2019 – Review
The Cardiff Half Marathon is an iconic road race for elite athletes and recreational runners. On Sunday 6 October 2019, the Welsh capital was host to some amazing Kenyan performances but sadly a runner also died after completing the event. In this post, I’ll answer the question “What happened during the 2019 Cardiff Half Marathon?” … Continue reading Cardiff Half Marathon 2019 – Review
Saltmarsh Ultramarathon 2019 Race Report
5 October 2019The race director counted down and shouted “Go!” I quickly maintained the 9:00 per mile pace I wanted. Runners were soon strung out along the grassy trail. I briefly spoke to a competitor with an American accent, who had previously run a 50k race. His predicted time was several hours quicker than mine.I passed through a … Continue reading Saltmarsh Ultramarathon 2019 Race Report
Interview with Helen Erwin
Helen is an author of historical novels by day, and a foodie and exercise blogger in her spare time. She’s been a runner since 2012, preferring to cycle prior to then. It was when her mother died that she began to take running more seriously. Running helped her get through the grieving process, and was … Continue reading Interview with Helen Erwin
Interview with Justin Gillette
Justin Gillette is a busy man. When he isn't taking care of his four children and spending quality time with his wife he is winning marathons, coaching runners and being featured in Runners' World. You can find him on Twitter and Facebook.What is your proudest running achievement, and why?I often get asked what is my favourite running accomplishment. … Continue reading Interview with Justin Gillette
2019 SimplyHealth Great North Run
8 September 2019 Two minutes after the horn blew I crossed the start line. I took advantage of the wide road by weaving amongst runners. The inevitable euphoria of a big race meant my pace was faster than I wanted. I slowed then kept my pace steady despite the surprising undulations. I had to keep … Continue reading 2019 SimplyHealth Great North Run
Interview with Laura Cope
Laura Cope is 44 years old and started running around 12 years ago. After a few false starts and injuries she joined a running club 9 years ago and has been running consistently ever since. A physio once advised her not to run more than 10k. She has now completed nine marathons (including a multi-day … Continue reading Interview with Laura Cope
British Athletics Championships 2019 Review
The 2019 Müller British Athletics Championships was set for explosive action. Many athletes were racing not only for their country’s highest accolades. A place on the Great Britain team for the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha in a months’ time was also up for grabs. The surprisingly hot and windy conditions at the Alexander … Continue reading British Athletics Championships 2019 Review
Interview with Emma Neachell
Emma Neachell is a full-time hydrologist and part-time runner. Growing up in the countryside, she has always been a keen runner, representing her school at cross country and long distance events, starting when she was 11 years old. She then finished in the top 10 of the Midlands Independent Schools Cross Country Championships at Bedstone … Continue reading Interview with Emma Neachell
Interview with Yiannis Christodoulou
Yiannis Christodoulou started running back in 2012 after being inspired by the London Olympics. He initially wanted to get fit and stay healthy, but then lead him to competing for the Great British Triathlon Age Group Aquathlon team at major Championships. Follow his running journey on Twitter and Instagram. What is your proudest running achievement, … Continue reading Interview with Yiannis Christodoulou
Interview with David Knowles
David Knowles began running as a 16-year-old. He was a sprinter to begin with, competing at 100m, 200m and 400m. Then at university he moved to middle distance track events. His running highlights include running at Crystal Palace and at a Loughborough International event in the 1980s, and more recently running to raise money for … Continue reading Interview with David Knowles
Interview with Dominic Toms
Dominic Toms has been running since the 2015 London Marathon. He has now completed 16 marathons and is also a director of golf academy. More information about Dom can be found on his Twitter account and website. What is your proudest running achievement? My first London Marathon in 2015 is my proudest achievement because I ran the whole … Continue reading Interview with Dominic Toms
London Diamond League 2019 Overview
The Müller Anniversary Games at the London Stadium, East London, was the tenth Diamond League meeting of the 2019 season. There were a lot of impressive performances, especially from the athletes of Great Britain, such as Lynsey Sharp winning the 800m and Dina Asher-Smith clocking another sub 11 seconds for second-place in the 100m. Muir … Continue reading London Diamond League 2019 Overview
Monaco Diamond League 2019 Overview
The second half of the Diamond League 2019 season continued at Monaco recently. Conditions were warm and windless in the city-state on the French Riviera. The glamour of the area was matched with some astonishing results. Give Your Best Only When You Need to As focused as athletes should be on the start line of … Continue reading Monaco Diamond League 2019 Overview
Lausanne Diamond League 2019 Overview
The Swiss city of Lausanne was the location of the eighth Diamond League meeting of the 2019 season. The headquarters of the International Olympic Committee are also situated there. In the warm 27°C conditions there was every chance that the competition would heat up. Self-Belief Extends Winning Streak After winning all three previous Diamond League … Continue reading Lausanne Diamond League 2019 Overview
Stanford Diamond League 2019 Overview
Instead of Oregon’s city Eugene playing host to the seventh Diamond League meeting of the season, Stanford University in California was the location for the (Steve) Prefontaine Classic. Notable athletes shone in the sun at the halfway stage of the annual elite series. Top Honours for American Men Unsurprisingly there was much anticipation for how … Continue reading Stanford Diamond League 2019 Overview
Interview with Kay Drew
Kay Drew has been running since the late 1980s, and ran her first marathon in 1994. She has completed a marathon in every US state, and qualified for the Boston Marathon more than once. To encourage new runners, she started a running group. It still meets weekly 19 years later, although they run less than they … Continue reading Interview with Kay Drew
Rome Diamond League 2019 Overview
The Italian capital Rome played host to the fourth Diamond League meeting of 2019, last Thursday. More British superstars were challenging themselves early in the season and testing their recent block of training. Unfortunately the Brits had to settle for second place as the opposition outclassed them on the night. It is a reminder that … Continue reading Rome Diamond League 2019 Overview
Stockholm Diamond League 2019 Overview
The Swedish capital of Stockholm hosted the third Diamond League meeting of 2019 last Thursday. The windy and chilly conditions made the racing more challenging. But the quality field still shone considering it is so early in the track season. Asher-Smith Triumphs Again After her 200m victory in Doha (the first Diamond League meeting of … Continue reading Stockholm Diamond League 2019 Overview
Interview with ‘The Runninger’
Tony Green was born in Australia and when he relocated to Sydney he started running because he hadn't any friends to play team sports. In 20 years he has run 15 marathons with a personal best of 2:56. He is also an advocate of minimalist running, preferring to wear mostly barefoot sandals. He documents his … Continue reading Interview with ‘The Runninger’
2019 Great Baddow 10 Mile Race
My race report from my third 10 mile race, almost beating my time from my race 13 days prior.
World Relay Championships 2019 Review
The 2019 World Relay Championships last weekend was packed with drama. Unlike in usual athletics events, the constant baton changes between athletes proved the deciding factor in determining winners and losers. As a result the medals were never predictable despite the obvious world-class talent on display. Reasons for Imperfections Nations with the very best … Continue reading World Relay Championships 2019 Review
2019 Witham May Day 10
My race report from my second 10 mile race, achieving a new personal best from the previous year.
Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 Review
3 Lessons from the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon
Why and How to Plan for a Running Injury
If I consider what I would do if I got a running injury my instinct would be to “push through the pain”. Perhaps reduce my volume or intensity, or both. But stopping my running altogether would be my last option. I’m a runner, after all. Therefore, I must keep running. In the past I believed … Continue reading Why and How to Plan for a Running Injury
Interview with Irish ‘Parkrun Tourist’
Donal Murphy was born in Ireland and played Gaelic football until in 2010 he hurt his back and couldn’t play anymore. Ever since he has focused on non-contact sports, such as triathlon. As of 2 March 2019, he ran all 111 parkruns in Ireland. It took him two and a half years. He documented his … Continue reading Interview with Irish ‘Parkrun Tourist’
Cashew Soya Protein Smoothie
This new Spring recipe is a special mix of fruits, cashews and protein powder to give you the best chance of recovery after a hard run. It only takes 60 seconds to create in a high-speed blender, but needs to be left in the refrigerator for an hour if you want the drink to be … Continue reading Cashew Soya Protein Smoothie
World Cross Country Championships 2019 Review
The 43rd edition of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships was set to be a memorable one. 520 athletes from 63 countries were competing for titles in the Danish city of Aarhus last Saturday. The course, a 2km lap repeated multiple times, consists of constant undulations, with short sections of mud, water and sand. But … Continue reading World Cross Country Championships 2019 Review
Winter Training 2019
Goals of Winter Training Winter training is crucial for runners of all abilities. Generally, this period is a time to build an aerobic base, without the pressure of running hard. Thankfully (for some), the early months of the year are not packed with road races for recreational runners. After 2018, which saw me suffer intermittently … Continue reading Winter Training 2019
NYC Half Marathon 2019 Review
The 14th edition of the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon was the biggest event in its history. Over 24,000 runners took to the streets of New York City last Sunday. There were also 9 Olympians on show as they made their way from Brooklyn to Manhattan. Despite the chilly early morning conditions, the racing was … Continue reading NYC Half Marathon 2019 Review
Vitality Big Half 2019 Review
Both the men’s and women’s races were stacked with talent for the second year of The Vitality Big Half. This already popular event is also the British Half Marathon Championships. But many of the elite runners were testing themselves for the upcoming Virgin Money London Marathon. As the race unfolded last Sunday, appearances were deceiving, … Continue reading Vitality Big Half 2019 Review
European Indoor Athletics Championships 2019 Review
The 35th edition of the European Indoor Athletics Championships was set to be a thrilling 3-day event. Superstars of European athletics were on show throughout last weekend in Glasgow’s Emirates Arena, including double-defending champion Laura Muir, the three Ingebrigtsen brothers and the enigmatic Karsten Warholm. The home crowd had huge expectations for Team Great Britain, … Continue reading European Indoor Athletics Championships 2019 Review
The Road to Sparta by Dean Karnazes: Book Review
How did Dean Karnazes’ heritage influence his running? Both his maternal and paternal roots are in Greece, and are known for both their resilience and tranquil way of life. Karnazes’s genetic linkage is also distinguished by abnormally enlarged, bifurcated calf muscles. Growing up, did Dean Karnazes run? Yes, Karnazes did run, winning a mile race … Continue reading The Road to Sparta by Dean Karnazes: Book Review
Grand Prix Athletics in Birmingham 2019 Review
The IAAF World Tour came to Birmingham last Saturday. The experienced international field were all looking to make their mark on the upcoming year with world leads. The competition was intense and ambitions high. But the overriding theme of the event was that others can truly make you run faster. Oskan-Clarke Muscles to Victory … Continue reading Grand Prix Athletics in Birmingham 2019 Review
British Indoor Athletics Championships 2019 Review
The 2019 British Indoor Athletics Championships, held in Arena Birmingham last weekend, showcased the best of British athletics. The two-day event did not disappoint. There were so many heats, semi-finals and finals that coverage was non-stop throughout Saturday and Sunday afternoon. There were storming wins for Laura Muir (in the 3000m) and Tom Bosworth (in … Continue reading British Indoor Athletics Championships 2019 Review
Dubai Marathon 2019 Race Review
The 20th edition of the Dubai Marathon is another spectacle of East African marathon supremacy.The elite race starts at 6am local time. The sky is still dark, but the bright streetlights and little wind mean conditions are ideal. The marathon is held on relatively new roads, with flat, smooth tarmac.The men’s race has three Kenyan … Continue reading Dubai Marathon 2019 Race Review
Goji Berry Protein Smoothie
This new recipe is a unique blend of superfoods, made from carefully chosen but accessible ingredients. It only takes 60 seconds to create in a high-speed blender. Simply add all the ingredients below and create a delicious and nutritious smoothie. 100g dried goji berries (calcium) 85g apple (vitamin C) 65g bananas (potassium) 50g ground almonds … Continue reading Goji Berry Protein Smoothie
Run Like Duck by Mark Atkinson: Book Review
This book review of Run Like Duck by Mark Atkinson answers the 15 most important questions every runner should know.What is Run Like Duck?Run Like Duck is an autobiographical book, which details the running journey of UK’s Mark Atkinson.When was Run Like Duck published?The paperback was published on 15 November 2018 by Sandstone Press.Who is … Continue reading Run Like Duck by Mark Atkinson: Book Review
Great Stirling Cross Country 2019 Race Review
Although cold, conditions in central Scotland last Saturday were dry. Coupled with the fast, flat (for the most part) golf course, the Simplyhealth Great Stirling Cross Country races suited track runners best. The 3-team competition may not have resulted in a massive field of runners. But the rivalries were evident and promised intense racing over … Continue reading Great Stirling Cross Country 2019 Race Review
Super Pear Protein Smoothie
This light pear protein smoothie is refreshing, made from your favourite protein powder and a versatile fruit. This recipe takes 60 seconds to create in a high-speed blender. Simply add all the ingredients below and create a great tasting and nutritious drink. 380g pears (vitamin C and fibre) 90g apple (potassium) 40g ground almonds (iron … Continue reading Super Pear Protein Smoothie
My 2019 Running Goals
My focus for 2019 is consistent, progressive, endurance-based and injury-free running.
Orange and Nut Protein Smoothie
This festive protein smoothie is creamy and nutritious.
6 Elements to Improve Endurance Running
The best tips about athletic performance I learnt from reading Alex Hutchinson's 2018 book 'Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance'.
Elite Champions at 2018 European Cross Country Championships
The three lessons that every runner should appreciate, on display at the 2018 Cross Country Championships in Tilburg, the Netherlands.
Outlasting Ultra Pain for Great Causes
Discover the incredible runs "Karno" has completed and the reason his pain is worth experiencing.
Solutions to the Uphill Battle of Ultramarathons
Read more about the ultramarathon exploits of British radio personality Vassos Alexander in his book 'Running up that Hill'.
Strong Finish at Chelmsford 10km for Final 2018 Race
My final race of 2018 ended in a successful sprint finish, but not everything went to plan.
4 Reasons for the New 2018 World Half Marathon Record
Despite the astonishing achievement I analyse why Kenyan Abraham Kiptum had many factors in his favour as he broke the long-standing half marathon world record.
Waiting to Pounce at 2018 NYC Marathon
Read how the elite men and women fared during the 2018 New York City Marathon, and some tips every runner can apply.
Pacing, Surging and Pain at 2018 Great South Run
Read the battles between British athletes during the 2018 Great South Run, and the lessons all runners can learn.
Fought off Injury to Finish 5th Marathon in Row
My race report from one of my slowest and most challenging marathons.
4 Reasons Mo Farah Won 2018 Chicago Marathon
Read the four main reasons I believe Britain's Mo Farah claimed the prestigious marathon major title in Chicago.
3 Lessons from 2018 Commonwealth Half Marathon
Discover my three running tips highlighted by the inaugural Commonwealth Half Marathon in Cardiff.
Peddling to Find my Maximum
My first speed interval session on my turbo trainer; a test of my maximum speed and a new challenge.
Extending Time on the Saddle
A summary of the second 4-day block of my turbo training,
3 Training Principles from Ultramarathoner Lee Grantham
Read Lee Grantham's 3 training features of his ultramarathon success.
Easy Workout with New Tyre
A new tyre and a relatively comfortable workout to end a four-day indoor cycling streak.
First Test Cycling Hard
A more confidence-boosting test of how fast a pace I can maintain on my new turbo trainer.
The Measures of Cycling Success
My confusion at comparing cycling metrics with running statistics leads me to one conclusion.
Start of a New (Cycling) Journey
The start of my cross-training for my next marathon with the help of my new turbo trainer.
Suspected Stress Fractures Reduces my Training
An unexpectedly low mileage week, and an alternative plan for my training.
18 Miles to Celebrate my Birthday
The stats and images from my first week of training for the Chelmsford Marathon 2018 (and my eighth marathon), which ended with a strong 18-mile, long run on my birthday.
5 Secrets to Young Success of Jakob Ingebrigtsen
Read the 5 main components of Jakob Ingebrigtsen's rising success at middle-distance races.
5 Secrets to Jakob Ingebrigtsen’s Young Success
Read the 5 main components of Jakob Ingebrigtsen's rising success at middle-distance races.
My Top 3 Vegan Protein Smoothies in July 2018
Discover what's inside my cacao fruit and nut protein smoothies.
Windy Seaside Race Success
The report and analysis of my seventh half marathon race, in a familiar location in unfamiliar weather conditions.
Reducing my Running Load
The stats and images from my ninth week of training for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018. I successfully reduced my running load.
The stats and stories from my eighth week of training for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018. I successfully ran longer and further.
Returning to my Running Club
The stats and stories from my seventh week of training for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018. I successfully focused on reducing my training load.
Week of Building Endurance
The stats and stories from my sixth week of training for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018. I successfully focused on increasing my mileage.
Quality Running, Injury-Free
The stats and stories from my fifth week of running training for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018 after staying injury-free.
My Top 5 Vegan Protein Smoothies in June 2018
Discover what's inside my cranberry, apricot, chocolate , apple and pear smoothies.
Running Injury-Free Again
The stats and stories from my fourth week of running training for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018 after a period of cross-training.
Cranberry and Date Protein Flapjack
Discover my recipe for a delicious flapjack packed full of protein.
My ongoing workouts to deal with my stubborn shin injury in only my third week of preparations for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018.
Accepting a Recurring Injury
The story behind an unexpected injury that forced me to adjust my training in only my second week of preparations for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018.
My Top 5 Vegan Protein Smoothies in May 2018
Discover what's inside my deep frozen fruit, super orange and super kiwi protein smoothies.
Starting a New Strategy
The stats and stories from my first week training for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018.
Why I Now Foam Roll
Read the story of what persuaded me to purchase and use foam rollers.
Aiming to Win a Race
Discover the race I have identified as my best chance to win, and how I will tackle the challenge.
My Top 3 Vegan Protein Smoothies in April 2018
Discover what's inside my thick chocolate, thick berry and frozen fruit protein smoothies.
Running 10 Miles Home
My race report from my first ever 10 mile race in my home town, achieving two important goals I set myself.
Snooker as Practice for Running
My experience playing snooker and how the cue sport can help runners.
Weir Wins at Home Again
My opinion of David Weir, the T54 wheelchair racer, who keeps winning the London Marathon, and my thoughts on how great an athlete he is.
Staying Patient (Week 4)
Two humbling running lessons I learnt in my last week of training for my local 10 mile race.
Mo’s Marathon Progress
My opinion of Mo Farah's second London Marathon and my thoughts on his future prospects at the distance.
My reflections and advice on over-racing, inspired by Alex Teuten’s article 'Losing the Love' in Athletics Weekly.
Building Mileage (Week 3)
Two more important running lessons I learnt in preparation for my local 10 mile race.
How to Run for Life
Read my advice about how you can better appreciate your running.
Reducing Training Stress (Week 2)
I learnt another two valuable lessons in my second week of my 10-mile training plan.
What to do with MTSS
My current running injury and my academic research into the causes and treatments.
Two Reflections on Transitioning to Endurance Training (Week 1)
I learnt two valuable lessons in my first week of my 10-mile training plan.
Vegan Lime Smoothie
My recipe for a uniquely tart and sweet protein smoothie.
Personal Records Tumble
Read about how I broke personal records at 5 distances on two days, 4 days apart.
Adventure Racing Dog
Read my review of Mikael Lindnord's book 'Arthur' about a personal connection between a stray dog and elite adventure racer.
A Sporting Holiday
Discover what I got up to during my week-long holiday abroad to stay fit and ready for my sub 5-minute mile attempts.
Vegan Cranberry and Kiwi Smoothie
My recipe for a delicious and nutritious protein smoothie packed full of sweet fruit.
Taper for Postponed Race
Read about the week leading up to my first ever one mile race and how I dealt with the postponement.
Coping with Postponed Events
Read my advice about how to better deal with those aspects of racing that runners cannot control.
Personal Bests and Illness
Read about the two lifetime personal records I achieved, plus the setback I had in a pivotal week of my One Mile Challenge.
Lessons from an Elite Tennis Coach
Read my book review of Patrick Mouratoglou's autobiography 'The Coach'.
Snow Disrupts my Training
Read about how I dealt with running in the snow and the benefits of taking a break from faster workouts.
Two Voices in My Running
Read about the roles that runners and coaches play and how I use this in my own running.
Demonstrating Maximum Speed
Read about the stories behind my performances this week, achieving a lifetime personal record of maximum speed.
My Inspiration to Run a Fast Mile
Read the three people that most motivate me to focus on running my fastest mile.
Increasing My Mileage
My week of fast workouts to get back on track for my One Mile Challenge.
Vegan Cacao Date Smoothie
My recipe for a smooth and filling protein smoothie, ideal to compliment
Resting to Recharge
My fatiguing workouts and my much needed rest days during a pivotal week in my One Mile Challenge.
Racing to Celebrate Family Time
Read my report from a special race in 2012, but for reasons unrelated to running.
Struggling for Speed Consistency
My challenges to maintain my speed during another intense week of interval training.
How to Run
My book review of 'How to Run' by former winner of London Marathon, Hugh Jones.
First Signs of Progress
The pleasing performances I achieved during the fourth week of training for my One Mile Challenge.
Advice to Optimise Your Running
The best advice from the book 'Running Science' edited by John Brewer.
Overcoming An Early Injury
The challenges I faced during the third week of training for my One Mile Challenge.
Famous Contributions of Sir R Bannister
Read my book review of Sir Roger Bannister's autobiography, Twin Tracks.
First Complications of My Fast Training
The stories and workouts from the second week of training for my One Mile Challenge.
Easy Vegan Fruit Thick Shake
My recipe for a quick, easy and tasty fruit protein shake, ideal with post-run recovery.
My New 2018 Fast Workouts
The stories and workouts from the first week of training for my One Mile Challenge.
Reasons to Run a Mile Fast
Read my research behind running shorter distances to improve performances at longer races.
Kale and Lemon Smoothie
A blend of fruits and vegetables that holds a little sharpness.