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
Tag: half marathon
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
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 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
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
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.
3 Lessons from 2018 Commonwealth Half Marathon
Discover my three running tips highlighted by the inaugural Commonwealth Half Marathon in Cardiff.
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.
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.
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.
Starting a New Strategy
The stats and stories from my first week training for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018.
Aiming to Win a Race
Discover the race I have identified as my best chance to win, and how I will tackle the challenge.
Racing to Celebrate Family Time
Read my report from a special race in 2012, but for reasons unrelated to running.
Returning Home to Improve Half Marathon
Read my race report from my second Southend half marathon in the summer of 2016.
Race Report: Maldon Half Marathon 2016
Read my report of a tough half marathon race that I led for a fleeting moment.