Race Recap: Race For Life Southend 2017

On Sunday I took part in Southend’s annual Race for Life Event at Garrons Park.  This event is always well organised, well marshaled and fun to take part in given the cause. I had been planning all week to aim for a Personal Best at the race seeing as this was the event I set…

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Oh Hey New Running Shoes: Brooks Addiction 12’s

Since returning to training I have not felt comfortable in my running shoes. I have been running in Nike Pegasus trainers since 2012 and haven’t had many problems until I started long distance running – then I got injured (I promise I will stop talking about this soon). At first I thought it was me,…

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Race Recap: Rayleigh 10k

How many bloody hills are there in Hockley & Rayleigh? Too many! This Sunday I took part in the first Rayleigh 10k race put on by our local Rotary Club. I was rather excited to be racing for the first time since returning from injury and seeing as it was local my other half had…

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Brick Workouts Make You Feel AWESOME!

They may leave you drained, sweaty and contemplating never doing a triathlon but BRICK workouts in the long run make you feel awesome! First off, let me explain what a BRICK workout is. A brick workout refers to the stacking of two disciplines during the same workout, one after the other with minimal to no…

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Adidas’ London Marathon Training Kit Review

In hindsight buying the London Marathon 2017 training kit two months before the race wasn’t the smartest of ideas seeing as I didn’t run but I don’t regret it one bit. Running the London Marathon is a dream that I will not give up on, and having this year’s kit (even if it was a…

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Putting My Best Foot Forward

Six weeks since making my decision to pull out of the London Marathon following professional advice I am finally starting to introduce running back into my fitness routine with a new goal in mind –  I will run a sub two hour half-marathon in 2017, ideally in my home town, 11 weeks from now. My marathon dreams…

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Thorpe Park Half Marathon & Training Update

After skipping training and avoiding anything more than 10k (6 miles) since my last half marathon I was starting to get into the “running rut”. I knew if I didn’t train I wouldn’t be able to run London in 50 days without causing some sort of lasting damage to my body, but I just couldn’t…

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#20SomethingRuns: Marathon Update #6

I have Glandular Fever. Wednesday after work I headed to my GP as I was suffering from another episode of Tonsillitis (shocker) and walked out with instructions to rest as much as possible because my blood test results made it clear that I was suffering from more than just Tonsillitis, I had developed Glandular Fever….

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20SomethingRuns: Marathon Training Update #5

Last weeks Marathon training update wasn’t forgotten – it just didn’t happen. This wasn’t because of Christmas (okay, I took one day off to play with presents from Santa) – it was because I unfortunately came down with some sort of stomach bug/food poisoning which left me attached to my bed and the bathroom. I will not divulge any…

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#20somethingruns: 110.5 miles 2016 recap

Running has become a huge part of my life over the past year, and I can finally hold my hands up and say I’ve found something special in this hobby. I’ve decided for today’s post to just post a photo diary recap of what I have achieved this year. Taking the perfect post race selfie…

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