It’s a little over a week since the launch of #RunYourMile 2016 and the mile attempts have started to be logged. There are still a lot of runners yet to log their first mile so to help, I’ve put together some ideas of where you could #RunYourMile. Continue reading Where will you #RunYourMile?
The year was 1954 – a different time. Queen Elizabeth II was just a year into her reign, post-war sugar rationing had not long come to an end, little more than 25% of families had a television and the human body was stubbornly refusing to run a mile in less than four minutes. Until a 25-year-old junior doctor named Roger Bannister returned to the Oxford University track at Iffley Road to record the first ever sub four minute mile. Continue reading Breaking The Barrier: The 4 Minute Mile
As runners, we run mile after mile but rarely challenge ourselves over the iconic distance of a mile. Be inspired by the first sub four minute mile and challenge yourself to run a single mile as fast as you can this summer with #RunYourMile. Continue reading #RunYourMile
My recent love affair with the London Marathon continued at the weekend but not as a runner. As an unlucky ballot entrant I wasn’t running the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon but was closer to the action than ever before.
Early in 2016 I devised a series of “Technique Taster” sessions to introduce members of Witney Road Runners to some basic running technique concepts and tips. Here’s what we got up to in the second session:
Session 2: Running ABC – adding agility and co-ordination to balance for a solid running technique foundation. Continue reading Running ABC
Early in 2016 I devised a series of “Technique Taster” sessions to introduce members of Witney Road Runners to some basic running technique concepts and tips. Here’s what the first session had in store:
Session 1: Introduction to Technique & Balance – what do we mean by “running technique” and how balance relates to your running. Continue reading Introduction to Running Technique And Balance
Early in 2016 I was invited to speak with the Witney Road Runners committee. I was asked to present my vision of how we could introduce a more formal coaching initiative to the club. Having engaged with the membership it was clear they wanted to know more about running technique so I proposed an 8 week series of “Technique Tasters” – interactive running seminars to introduce some of the basic concepts and tips. Continue reading Technique Taster Sessions
Earlier last year I was given the opportunity to try out some Hoka trainers. Unfortunately, coinciding with the training peak for my first marathon wasn’t great timing to try something new.
I gave the Conquest 2 road shoes a shot but they were nothing like I expected them to be. The Challenger trail version were much more comfortable but mara-noia meant I was steering clear of trails.
So when I was approached to try a pair of Hoka Clifton 2 I was reluctant to give them a shot. I did have another idea following a conversation with Jacqui, a fellow Witney Road Runner, who had heard great things about Hokas and was keen to give them a go.
Another month has flown by and my short term goals haven’t made quite the same progress. Part of the problem was a superb holiday to my favourite place in the World, New York City; but it didn’t stop me from racking up a few miles.
It’s 3 weeks since I declared my off season goals and I’m progressing nicely and feeling great. Continue reading From Strength To Strength