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
With many events cancelled people have taken to running virtual events. Virtual Running has become widely popular as we look to get involved with the running community when we aren’t able to run together. Many of the World Marathon Majors and other large events have offered a virtual option. London Marathon and New York Marathon … More Running a Virtual Marathon
With the restrictions in place globally owing to the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic, runners are looking for alternative ways to stay motivated. Although there are many runners who just enjoy to run on their own, for many it is the social element and race day goals that provide them with motivation. Virtual runs have … More Virtual Running Events