Thanks for the support!

As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others - Audrey Hepburn We can all offer so much to help those around us, and I wanted to say a big thank you to the many people who have supported me in the build up the London Marathon 2016 & my fundraising efforts. Thank you to … [Read more...]

Running the World Major Marathons

For almost 10years I’ve been thinking/dreaming about completing all of the World Marathon Majors (WMM). They’re such iconic races run through incredible cities I was totally captivated by the majors. On 24th April 2016 I will complete my 6th and final WMM, the London Marathon. For London i'm proud to be raising funds for a charity, Changing Faces, … [Read more...]

Returning to training after a marathon

Returning to training after a marathon is an exciting time. You’ve gained experience and many  lessons learnt from your race, especially if it was one of your first at the marathon distance, and returning to training and setting your sights on your next goal can provide strong motivation and rejuvenate your running. Just make sure you don't rush … [Read more...]

2014 Berlin Marathon & New World Record

The Berlin marathon course saw another amazing marathon world record today as Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto (2:02:57) outlasted spirited compatriot Emmanuel Mutai (2:03:13) and Abera Kuma (2:05:56) of Ethiopia, to claim a new world record. The lead pack were under world record pace (set in 2013 in Berlin) from early on. Passing halfway at 61:45 the group … [Read more...]

History Making 2014 Sydney Marathon & Sydney Running Festival

The Harbour city shone today as 33,000 runners took part in 4 events (4km, 9km, Half-marathon & Marathon) for the Sydney Running Festival, sponsored by Blackmores. The Sydney Marathon, recently awarded the IAAF Silver Label Road Race, lived up to the new expectations with strong international fields in both the Mens & Womens events. The … [Read more...]

Boston Marathon 2014

The 118th Boston Marathon was always going to be an amazing race, full of emotion & inspirational stories, and the great race certainly delivered. Marathon Monday holds a special place in the hearts of many, and after the horrible events of last year the 2014 race came to represent more then a foot race; it was a show of strength, defiance … [Read more...]

London Marathon 2014

Wilson Kipsang & Edna Kiplagat both sped away from their Kenyan compatriots to claim their London Marathon crown in a fascinating day of racing. World Record holder Kipsang finished in 2:04.29 to set a new London course record and send a message to the host of world class runners in his wake. After breaking away from the lead pack, with Stanley … [Read more...]

Mo Farah & the 2014 London Marathon preview

April is an amazing time of the year for Marathons around the world with the 2014 Boston Marathon on Monday 21st April, and London Marathon on the 13th April. The 2014 London marathon could be the best marathon field assembled yet. I wrote similar things last year and 2014 promises to be bigger. Amazingly much of the attention is on a debutant, … [Read more...]

Gold for the Gold Coast Marathon

Last week entries to the Gold Coast Marathon opened for what promises to be a great weekend of racing. The Gold Coast event, to be held on the 5th & 6th July, includes a 2km & 4km Junior Dash, 5.7km challenge, 10km run, 21.1km half marathon & 42.2km full marathon, as well as a wheelchair 15km & wheelchair marathon. Gold Coast … [Read more...]

Post marathon recovery

It’s been a week now since the Tokyo marathon & my recovery has been going well… but is not yet complete. Too many people rush back into training too quickly & don’t give their bodies the necessary recovery time. Inadequate recovery time puts you at risk of overtraining and increases the risk of injury. While the muscles in my legs are … [Read more...]

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