On the 17th October 2021 I took part in the Amsterdam Marathon. A year later than planned, and now joined by many other events out of sync owing to covid cancellations and postponements. This was actually my 4th Marathon in as many weeks, after pacing Berlin Marathon, getting a PB at London Marathon and then … More Amsterdam Marathon 2021
On the eve of London Marathon I’m reflecting on what has come before, and what is to come tomorrow. Tomorrow will not just be another London Marathon, with 889 days separating tomorrow with the last in person event in 2019 it will be a special day indeed. Not only that it is finally the inaugural … More My London
On the 24th August 2021 it was announced that the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon had become a candidate race for the World Marathon Majors. This prompted lots of questions about the Majors and the Six-star medal, and speculation that there are now Seven stars. This news does not change anything for the World Marathon Majors, … More Abbott World Marathon Majors – what’s next?
The art of success for any event is preparation. An ultra is tough both physically and mentally; you train hard ready for race day. However the foundations of race day come from your packing. It is important not to leave your packing until last minute when you are getting ready for an Ultramarathon. With shorter … More Packing for an Ultramarathon
I have had lots of people ask me about how I managed to run consecutive marathons for 11 days in a row. Whether you are considering running multiple marathons; half marathons; 10k; 5k or any other run streak, I hope that my experience will help you prepare. Throughout this blog I will discuss what I … More How I ran 11 Marathons in 11 Days
What is Runfulness? It is Mindfulness unlocked by running. That feeling you get when you go for a run and truly let go. Where your thoughts run wild, you have a sense of freedom, relaxation and you are at peace. When I run, I’m in my happy place, how about you? When you reach a … More Runfulness
Over the dark, cold, wet winter months it can be hard to stay motivated at the best of times. With the added pressure of Covid restrictions and lockdown, and uncertainty about the future, it can be even more difficult to maintain motivation. People often ask how to stay motivated and active. There are clear psychological … More Top 10 Tips to stay motivated and active
As part of my Triathlon training this year I wanted to focus more on the bike. I have a good running base, and during Ironman it is the Run where I perform best. With the largest part of the race on the bike, it is logical to focus improvements in this area. I looked into … More Echelon Family Review
Usually I am pretty certain about my goals for the year. I am a strong believer that target setting is important to help maintain motivation, and provide structure. Every year I set goals with confidence, knowing that I may not achieve them all, but knowing that this depends on my commitment and determination. I therefore … More What are your 2021 Goals?
Usually I enjoy writing my race recap, to review the year gone by. After an absolutely amazing 2019 I had planned an even better 2020. I wrote about my Marathon plans for 2020 HERE. These plans escalated, with plans to be an official pacer at 14 marathons worldwide; aim for a sub 3 at Tokyo; … More 2020 Running Recap