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?
On 25th July 2021 I took part in the Asics London 10k. This is always an event I enjoy running, in fact it is my 8th time taking part in the London 10k, formally known as the British 10k. But after being cancelled in 2020, and with the year 2021 has been so far, with … More Asics London 10k 2021
On 25th April 2021 I took part in the Hard Cheese and Whine Marathon with Phoenix Running Events. This event is held in Denbies Wine Estate, and is certainly a challenging course. It is always held on the same date as London Marathon, so if you haven’t got a place at London Marathon “Hard Cheese”, … More Hard Cheese and Whine Marathon
On 17th April 2021 I ran the Spring Marathon with Phoenix Running Events. This was the 1st installment of the 4 part Firebird Series. I have always been interested in the Firebird Series and see the medal proudly hung at expos such as London Marathon, but the Spring event never works out for me. I … More Spring Marathon – Firebird Series
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
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
Coach Kev helped me to find the structure and motivation to go a little faster for the Virtual New York Marathon. On my Road to Boston Coach Kevin is going to help me to train for the sub 3 dream, and is a great addition for my blog series. Kev Quinn is a marathon runner … More Road to Boston – with Coach Kevin Quinn
On the 4th October 2020 I took part in the Official London Marathon. This was not the London Marathon any of us had planned, and it is very sad that we were not on the start line together, but it is still an experience we can share together. The virtual London Marathon has brought people … More Not the London Marathon 2020 (again)
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