A short observation from my marathon and previous half marathons. One of the highlights of road races, especially the larger races, is the on course support. If you're a supporter please don't underestimate the positive impact you have! However, jelly babies?? Seriously?? WTAF is that all about? I don't mean to sound ungrateful but please,… Continue reading Jelly Babies
Part 3 of my post marathon reflections... training teaches you lots about yourself & your running buddies during training - and even more so during a stupidly hot race in drought conditions! So, how do you know if your running buddies are just that, or if they are proper, hardcore friends? Ticking more than three… Continue reading You know the friendship is real if……
So here's the thing, in training you practice your nutrition.. after all you never want to try something new on race day! I've tried gels in the past. Each to their own but to me they were like oddly flavoured warm snot and they disagreed with my tummy! The thought of using them to get… Continue reading Shot blocks… an accidental English lesson!
I fully intend to revisit the topic of my first marathon, or at least different aspects of it, over a few blog posts. There is just too much to say on too many different issues to cover it all in one post. For now, let’s look at the high level view. It was hot –… Continue reading Brighton Marathon – a review
Early to bed and as prepped as I can be for my first ("I'm never going to do a") marathon tomorrow I'm pondering how I got here. I've always talked about the amazing people I train with. But actually, there is one person, above all others, without whom I wouldn't be at this point. He's… Continue reading It’s a family affair….
It's the final countdown to Brighton. Training done, now just to hope it all comes together on the day!