On Friday night I ran my second Mile PB in 6 days and today I came second in a marathon. Running a sub 2:10 marathon would normally win you the race but I was up against younger opposition who edged the 26.2 mile race by just 40 seconds.
As any of you that know anything about me or running in general will realise, I’ve not quite shared all the details of my marathon exploits today so let me set the record straight.
Continue reading Running a sub 2:10 marathon
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?
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.
Continue reading Miles in the Big Apple
Last year I discovered a fascinating-yet-underloved running distance that has won my heart. The Oxford University’s Iffley Road track hosted the Iffley Miles, along with my very approximate attempt to emulate Sir Roger Bannister.
Continue reading The Tale of Two Races – Part 1: Iffley Miles
Back in January I was asked to get involved as an #extramile ambassador. As a thank you they invited me, and my fellow ambassadors, to a marathon training day led by top coach and Marathon Talk host, Martin Yelling. It was a great day so I’d like to share the key hints, tips and advice to help with your own marathon training.
Continue reading Going the #extramile with Martin Yelling
Back in November I asked people to share their marathon experiences to help me get a feel for what I’ve let myself in for as I look to take on my first marathon in April at the London Marathon in aid of African Children’s Fund. Through January I will be using my Janathon posts to share a selection of them with you.
The Janathon 2015 Day 1 #MarathonStory comes from:
@marathon_pat from the marathonpat blog
Not only is Pat a close friend and personal running inspiration but he was stupid enough to take on a track marathon (yes, that’s a thing!). And he won!
Continue reading #Janathon 2015 Day 1 – Marathon De Ja Vu