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...]

Tokyo Marathon 2014

The Tokyo Marathon is an amazing race, and rightly one of the world major marathons. The Japanese people love & respect marathon running and as a nation have an amazing number of elite marathoners. Yesterdays race was won by Kenyan Dickson Chumba in a new race record time of 2:05:42. He beat home Ethiopian Tadese Tola (2:05:57) & compatriot … [Read more...]

It was the night before… Tokyo

Only 12hrs to the 2014 Tokyo Marathon and I can’t wait! It’s always the most exciting time, the couple of days beforehand, but it’s also the time I just want to fly past as I start to get a little impatient. There’s always so much to do (especially when you’re away in a foreign city) but I just want the race to be here, the fun to start & the … [Read more...]

Tapering for Tokyo…

One week to go until the Tokyo Marathon & i’m starting to taper (at least the running). Today, with a week to go until the marathon, i’m flying to Tokyo. It’s going to be the earliest i’ve arrived before a race, & the extra time to acclimatise will be very useful considering they’ve been getting a bit more snow in Tokyo this week. Actually … [Read more...]

The road to Tokyo…

With the Tokyo Marathon only 2 weeks away & the last of my big training runs are behind me I’ve started my taper. I can’t wait to get over to Japan & experience as much as I can. I’m especially looking forward to going for a few warm up runs in Yoyogi park in central Tokyo. While I’ll be reducing my training volume during the taper it’s … [Read more...]

2013 Tokyo Marathon preview

The 2013 Tokyo marathon, to be run on Sun 24th Feb, will be the 7th edition of the race, and the first as a member of the prestigious World Marathon Majors. The event has the strongest field assembled yet in what is looking like being a record-breaking race. The men’s field for Sunday’s race includes defending champion, Michael Kipyego (KEN), … [Read more...]

Tokyo is no party for Gebrselassie

Today’s Tokyo marathon is a major event in the Japanese running calendar with more than 36,000 participants but almost all eyes were on Haile Gebrselassie. In what seemed his last chance to secure a place in the London Olympics Haile was expected to win, and challenge the course record, against a strong international field including last years … [Read more...]

Will ‘the Greatest’ rise again?

Haile Gebrselassie, arguably the greatest distance runner of all time, is in the final chapters of his career as he fights for a place at the 2012 London Olympics. The Ethiopian, who already has 2 Olympic gold medals is the only man to successfully defend his Olympic 10,000m crown. However in 2012 it is the Olympic marathon that is in Haile’s … [Read more...]


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