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 [...]
At the risk of sounding like a fashion blogger (and believe me, when it comes to personal style, I am in the bottom tier of the population!) there does seem to come a point in the year when I put away my summer running gear and bring out my winter kit. It is not as [...]
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 [...]
Guest race report from the Perkins Great Eastern Run, Peterborough (2013) and some thoughts on running a sub 75 minute half marathon
In this guest post Jamie Rutherford, friend of the blog and top level runner, writes about his recent run at the Perkins Great Eastern Run half marathon and how that relates to the blog I wrote recently about picking your half marathons carefully, if you want to focus on performance. Take it away, Jamie… _________________________________________________________________________________ [...]
I love running in the mountains and whilst I dream about being able to run in the Alps every day, the reality of living in north London is that I can’t. And the thing I love above all else, is multi-day trips or ‘fast-packing’. My definition of this, is taking as little as possible, going [...]
Oh Lord won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz My friends all have Porsches, I must make amends… Or so the song goes. But for me, I have always thought that the words to that song rang hollow. Why would you want a Mercedes Benz in preference to a Porsche? I’ll be honest, I would [...]
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