After the excitement and razzamatazz of the London marathon, there follows a somewhat unsightly scramble for places the following year. There is a ballot system in place which is capped at 125,000 entries. Once this is reached the ballot entry closes – and that usually takes a few hours to fill up – and then [...]
It seems as though every year, the organisers of the London marathon bring together “the greatest field ever assembled” for their race – London is one of the six major marathons and is an iconic race on the bucket list of runners from the very elite all the way to the back of the pack. [...]
Those of you who have been enduring, erm, I mean reading, this blog for a while, might recall a couple of A-Z posts where I have asked you, dear friends, to help me compile the ultimate list of firstly running brands and then runners health. Well now there is a new A-Z for us to [...]
When I met my wife, I was an unashamed pavement-bashing flat-land runner. The less corners and hills the better as far as I was concerned. But my wife’s love of running in the mountains has started to work it’s magic and whilst I am still aching to set a new marathon PB, I also love [...]
My first pair of off-road running shoes were ASICS Gel Trabuco. I bought them because at the time I was an ‘ASICS Man’ – every pair of shoes I owned were ASICS. So when I needed something tough and grippy for off-road ultra marathons that my best friend and I were going to run, I [...]
How do you announce and celebrate a game-changing piece of technology in the running market? It must be difficult for the marketing and brand heads of running companies to answer that question sometimes. After all, there are so many times that a new product or a new piece of technology is touted as a game-changer, [...]
I am very sorry to report that the post I wrote this morning after the launch of the ballot for the Royal Parks Foundation half marathon and ultra were deleted by the company that hosts this website. I am going to try to rewrite the post but in the mean time, here are the details [...]
One of the things I sometime muse about is the immutability of nature, especially the weather. Whether we like it or not, the weather is going to do what it does when it does and nothing humans can do will change that. This means that occasionally people have to change their plans in response to [...]
Last week I had the pleasure of going running with Julia Bleasdale. Yep, that’s right… the runner who came 8th in both 5,000m and 10,000m finals at the London Olympics, running a personal best time of 30:55.63 in the 10,000m race. the very same Julia Bleasdale who is ranked as the 9th fastest female 10,000m [...]
Recently I have been seeking out ways to run off-road. Good for the legs and great for the soul!
- Bjarne: I\'ve used various Nike Free shoes for indoor and ...
- Linda Byrne: It sort of worked for me too!… Hard consistent t...
- Hannah: Couldn\'t agree more. Obviously not on a par with ...
- Sports Personality of the Year… if you’re a man. November 29, 2011
- Virgin London Marathon 2014 entry opens… and slams the door on some GFA runners April 29, 2013
- The long slow run… or is it? August 7, 2011
- Why focussing on the marathon might be the wrong thing to do May 17, 2013
- Stand and deliver… why standing all day and running go together May 15, 2013
- Nike Free 5.0+ review May 9, 2013
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