Autumn 100

Autumn 100

About two years ago I vividly remember Sarah Booker and Susie Chan taking part in a race I’d never heard of called the Autumn 100. It seemed incomprehensible to me at the time. How can you run for 100 miles in one go? More importantly¬†why would anyone want to do...

Thunder Run 2015 #TR24

What a weekend. I’m just going to write out Thunder Run as I think about it now with sore legs, a happy heart and a insatiable appetite. If it doesn’t make sense as a blog it’s because I write these really to remember the event so I can look back...

Manchester Marathon

This is a long post about the Manchester marathon last weekend. I’m sorry. Back in 2009 when I signed up to the Paris Marathon running was pretty straightforward. That was time time when every distance was a first, and so it was PB after PB after PB. No having...
Of old things and new things and #things

Of old things and new things and #things

Old Things You can divide my 2014 neatly into two halves. The first half, where I was a runner, doing running things and eating. I trained hard, I got pretty good, I was focused, dedicated and wanted to do it. I ran two marathons, a half ironman, a half marathon and...

Circuit Generator

I won’t bore you, everyone knows that core work is important, but not very many people do it. It’s a bit of a pain to organise. I started doing circuits with a guy who was into boxing at work at lunches and was pretty impressed at how much you can do in a...

Race/Spectator Helper

I made this little spreadsheet to help with figuring out what time I would be in certain places on marathon routes but it works for anything now. To use it: Type in the length in miles of the race Type in the best guess for how long it’ll take to cross the start...