As regular readers of this blog will know, I am a huge fan of the London marathon. I really think that it is the best of its type in the world and as much as I love the New York marathon and the Berlin race and the Paris marathon, London is where my heart is. [...]
I am happy to say, that very little annoys me when I am running. The moment I am out running my tolerance for things that would ordinarily have me drafting a “Dear Sir…” email to the editor of a national newspaper, dissipates and I am the epitome of calm. Drifting, floating, easing along. Even when [...]
My life definitely has running at its core. But it is not the be-all-and-end-all. I also really love doing other endurance-type stuff when I get the chance (which sadly is never often enough). I love hiking, fast-packing, climbing, cross-country skiing… anything that involves strenuous exercise really! But as much as I love doing stuff myself, [...]
I have been aware of the Good Gym for a while, although I will admit that I have not been on one of their runs yet (mainly for reasons I will get on to in a minute) but thankfully a friend of mine has been on one of their runs and was told about the [...]
My passion for running is like a Russian doll. Let me explain: In general, I love running. Within that I am really passionate about endurance running. Moreover my real passion is for road running and within that, my particular predilection is for road marathons. At the very heart of this multi-layered structure, however, lies the [...]
Coincidentally, just after I posted about running in races with headphones and the debate surrounding that (thanks by the way to all the runners who voiced their opinion on that, either in the comments or on my Facebook page) I received an email from Martin Yelling about something that I do have on my iPod [...]
I believe that to be the best runner you can be – indeed to be the best anything you can be – there are some ingredients that have to come together. In running, hard and consistent training is the first and most important one. Then there are plenty of other things like strength and conditioning [...]
For many people music and running are a winning combination: they go together like rhubarb and custard or tea and biscuits or running and pretty much any food that is in the fridge… so what do you think about races that ban personal music players? This post was inspired by something I saw as I [...]
Some might say that adidas are a little late to the party, bringing out a wrist-mounted GPS device at last and taking on the giants of running GPS technology like Garmin, Polar, Suunto and their arch rival Nike, whose Nike+ SportWatch GPS has been out for quite a while now. Sadly for adidas, some doofus [...]
I recently wrote about an adventurer, mountaineer and ultra runner, Philippe Gatta who, along with his wife, Anna, is running the length of the Great Himalayan Trail which extends for 1,700km and includes over 88km – yep, that is 88,000m – of vertical gain. The route includes dozens of passes above 5,000m and two that [...]
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