Tag: marathon

Hannah Craig - Runner

Interview with Hannah Craig

Hannah enjoys running as a hobby, especially important as her day job is 9 hours sitting down. She has run two marathons and is aiming to complete an Ironman. What is your proudest running achievement? Running the London Marathon in 2017. It was the first time I had run long distance on my own, as my partner…
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17/06/2020 0
Paul Neill

Interview with Paul Neill

Paul Neill got into running about 16 years ago, purely from a fitness and weight-loss perspective. He was 22 stone and has now run countless 10k races, half marathons and marathons. He has also recently become a coach in order to help others like himself. What is your proudest running achievement? My proudest running moment…
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26/02/2020 0
Harvey Gallagher

Interview with Harvey Gallagher

Harvey Gallagher is a father of five, grandfather, vegan and not-for-profit CEO. He is an avid parkrunner and GoodGym member, as well as an ambassador for Kate Percy’s GoFasterFood and MegaMeterRun. He loves cycling and runs all distances, including ultramarathons. What is your proudest running achievement? There are many, but supporting a young man in…
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12/02/2020 0
Lelisa Desisa

Men’s World Championship Marathon 2019 – Review

On Sunday 5 October 2019, Qatar’s capital city played host to the second ever night-time marathon at the World Athletics Championships. In this post, I’ll answer the question “What happened during the 2019 men’s World Championship marathon?” and explore the important running lessons all runners can learn. What happened in the race? The men’s marathon…
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06/11/2019 0
Ruth Chepngetich

Women’s World Championship Marathon 2019 – Review

On Sunday 27 September 2019, the city of Doha was host to the first ever night-time marathon at the World Athletics Championships. In this post, I’ll answer the question “What happened during the 2019 women’s World Championship marathon?” and explore what lessons all runners can learn from this historic race. What happened in the race?…
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30/10/2019 0
2019 Chelmsford Marathon

Chelmsford Marathon 2019 Race Report

Race Report: 20 October 2019 Before the race, I wasn’t sure what performance I was capable of. It would be the last race of a long running season. I had hoped before the year that I could set a new personal best. But that felt impossible. The weather was ideal; cool and dry. As I…
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27/10/2019 0
2019 Chicago Marathon start line

Chicago Marathon 2019 – Review

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is one of six World Marathon Majors and has one of the flattest courses. On Sunday 13 October 2019, the American city was host to a new women’s world record and a highly competitive men’s race. In this post, I’ll answer the question “What happened during the 2019 Chicago…
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23/10/2019 0
Justin Gillette

Interview with Justin Gillette

Justin Gillette is a busy man. When he isn’t taking care of his four children and spending quality time with his wife he is winning marathons, coaching runners and being featured in Runners’ World. You can find him on Twitter and Facebook. What is your proudest running achievement, and why? I often get asked what is my favourite…
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18/09/2019 1
David Knowles

Interview with David Knowles

David Knowles began running as a 16-year-old. He was a sprinter to begin with, competing at 100m, 200m and 400m. Then at university he moved to middle distance track events. His running highlights include running at Crystal Palace and at a Loughborough International event in the 1980s, and more recently running to raise money for…
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07/08/2019 0
Dominic Toms

Interview with Dominic Toms

Dominic Toms has been running since the 2015 London Marathon. He has now completed 16 marathons and is also a director of golf academy. More information about Dom can be found on his Twitter account and website. What is your proudest running achievement? My first London Marathon in 2015 is my proudest achievement because I ran the whole…
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31/07/2019 0
The Runninger

Interview with ‘The Runninger’

Tony Green was born in Australia and when he relocated to Sydney he started running because he hadn’t any friends to play team sports. In 20 years he has run 15 marathons with a personal best of 2:56. He is also an advocate of minimalist running, preferring to wear mostly barefoot sandals. He documents his…
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29/05/2019 0
Eliud Kipchoge winning the 2019 London Marathon

Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 Review

3 Lessons from the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon

01/05/2019 0
Getaneh Molla at Dubai Marathon 2019

Dubai Marathon 2019 Race Review

The 20th edition of the Dubai Marathon is another spectacle of East African marathon supremacy. The elite race starts at 6am local time. The sky is still dark, but the bright streetlights and little wind mean conditions are ideal. The marathon is held on relatively new roads, with flat, smooth tarmac. The men’s race has…
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06/02/2019 0
My 2019 Running Goals - Grounded Runner

My 2019 Running Goals

My focus for 2019 is consistent, progressive, endurance-based and injury-free running.

02/01/2019 0
Running Up That Hill by Vassos Alexander

Solutions to the Uphill Battle of Ultramarathons

Read more about the ultramarathon exploits of British radio personality Vassos Alexander in his book ‘Running up that Hill’.

28/11/2018 0
Mary Keitany winning NYC Marathon 2018

Waiting to Pounce at 2018 NYC Marathon

Read how the elite men and women fared during the 2018 New York City Marathon, and some tips every runner can apply.

07/11/2018 2
Chelmsford Marathon 2018

Fought off Injury to Finish 5th Marathon in Row

My race report from one of my slowest and most challenging marathons.

24/10/2018 4
Mo Farah at Bank of America Chicago Marathon

4 Reasons Mo Farah Won 2018 Chicago Marathon

Read the four main reasons I believe Britain’s Mo Farah claimed the prestigious marathon major title in Chicago.

17/10/2018 1
Cycling Longer

Extending Time on the Saddle

A summary of the second 4-day block of my turbo training,

26/09/2018 1
Training Tyre

Easy Workout with New Tyre

A new tyre and a relatively comfortable workout to end a four-day indoor cycling streak.

21/09/2018 0
Cycling Stats

The Measures of Cycling Success

My confusion at comparing cycling metrics with running statistics leads me to one conclusion.

19/09/2018 1
My New Bike

Start of a New (Cycling) Journey

The start of my cross-training for my next marathon with the help of my new turbo trainer.

18/09/2018 5
Injured and Cycling

Suspected Stress Fractures Reduces my Training

An unexpectedly low mileage week, and an alternative plan for my training.

10/09/2018 2
Birthday Run

18 Miles to Celebrate my Birthday

The stats and images from my first week of training for the Chelmsford Marathon 2018 (and my eighth marathon), which ended with a strong 18-mile, long run on my birthday.

03/09/2018 1
Mo Farah running London Marathon 2018

Mo’s Marathon Progress

My opinion of Mo Farah’s second London Marathon and my thoughts on his future prospects at the distance.

29/04/2018 4
How to Run: Improve Your Speed, Stamina and Enjoyment by Hugh Jones

How to Run

My book review of ‘How to Run’ by former winner of London Marathon, Hugh Jones.

03/02/2018 2
The Extra Mile by Pam Reed with Mitch Sisskind

Tackling Anorexia with Ultrarunning

Read my audiobook review of ultrarunning legend Pam Reed’s autobiography ‘The Extra Mile’.

02/12/2017 1

Discover the World through Running

Read about different running cultures in my audiobook review of ‘Run the World’ by top runner Becky Wade.

18/11/2017 0

How I Trained for my Quickest Marathon

Discover the flexible 24-week training plan I followed to run my fastest marathon to date in late 2017.

13/11/2017 2

How I Improved from my First Marathon

Read my race report from my second marathon, where I rectified many of the mistakes I made in my first.

06/11/2017 1

Alternative Measures of Running Success

Read my review of Lisa Jackson’s book ‘Your Pace or Mine?’, which details her journey from fearing exercise to embracing marathons and fellow runners.

28/10/2017 1

Smart Pacing for my First Negative Split Marathon

Discover how I ran a new marathon personal best with a negative split and enjoyed every moment of the race.

23/10/2017 10

Pain and Joy After my Third Chelmsford Marathon

Learn how I executed my race strategy and my unexpected joy at my third Chelmsford Marathon.

21/10/2017 2

Adapting to New Circumstances during my Second Chelmsford

Find out what I overcame to finish my second Chelmsford Marathon.

18/10/2017 0

4 Marathon Firsts in Chelmsford

My race report of the first ever Chelmsford Marathon, which was held in October 2014.

16/10/2017 4

Japanese Running Culture

Read the many running lessons I found in Adharanand Finn’s audiobook ‘The Way of the Runner’.

14/10/2017 2

Fear and My First Marathon

Check out the story of how I completed my first marathon in Nottingham by overcoming multiple fears.

23/09/2017 4

Audiobook Review: Out There by David Clark

Read my reflections on David Clark’s audiobook ‘Out There’, a unique running journey to ultramarathons.

06/09/2017 0

Book Review: Marathon Man by Rob Young

Read my book review of ‘Marathon Man’ by Rob Young and discover the astonishing feats of endurance he accomplished.

02/09/2017 2

Book Review: ‘Keep on Running’ by Phil Hewitt

I summarise the valuable experiences marathon addict Phil Hewitt outlines in his book ‘Keep on Running’.

12/08/2017 0

Race Report: Bungay Black Dog Marathon 2017

Read my race report from an undulating Suffolk marathon, where I almost accomplished my dream of qualifying for the London Marathon.

17/07/2017 2