fbpx

Tag: race report

British Athletics Cross Challenge 2020

British Athletics Cross Challenge 2020 Race Review

The British Athletics Cross Challenge attracts quality athletes from the home countries. On Saturday 11 January 2020, Stirling’s Kings Park hosted a very wet and muddy series of cross country races. In this post, I’ll answer the question “What happened during the 2020 British Athletics Cross Challenge senior events?” and what lessons all runners can…
Read more


15/01/2020 0
2019 Saltmarsh Ultra

Saltmarsh Ultramarathon 2019 Race Report

5 October 2019 The race director counted down and shouted “Go!” I quickly maintained the 9:00 per mile pace I wanted. Runners were soon strung out along the grassy trail. I briefly spoke to a competitor with an American accent, who had previously run a 50k race. His predicted time was several hours quicker than mine.I passed through…
Read more


09/10/2019 0
2019 World Cross Country Championships

World Cross Country Championships 2019 Review

The 43rd edition of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships was set to be a memorable one. 520 athletes from 63 countries were competing for titles in the Danish city of Aarhus last Saturday. The course, a 2km lap repeated multiple times, consists of constant undulations, with short sections of mud, water and sand. But…
Read more


03/04/2019 0
Joyciline Jepkosgei at NYC Half 2019

NYC Half Marathon 2019 Review

The 14th edition of the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon was the biggest event in its history. Over 24,000 runners took to the streets of New York City last Sunday. There were also 9 Olympians on show as they made their way from Brooklyn to Manhattan. Despite the chilly early morning conditions, the racing was…
Read more


20/03/2019 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…
Read more


06/02/2019 0
Hillary Bor at Great Stirling Cross Country 2019

Great Stirling Cross Country 2019 Race Review

Although cold, conditions in central Scotland last Saturday were dry. Coupled with the fast, flat (for the most part) golf course, the Simplyhealth Great Stirling Cross Country races suited track runners best. The 3-team competition may not have resulted in a massive field of runners. But the rivalries were evident and promised intense racing over…
Read more


16/01/2019 1
Chelmsford 10k 2018

Strong Finish at Chelmsford 10km for Final 2018 Race

My final race of 2018 ended in a successful sprint finish, but not everything went to plan.


21/11/2018 0
Abraham Kiptum's World Record

4 Reasons for the New 2018 World Half Marathon Record

Despite the astonishing achievement I analyse why Kenyan Abraham Kiptum had many factors in his favour as he broke the long-standing half marathon world record.


14/11/2018 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
Eilish McColgan's Win at Great South Run 2018

Pacing, Surging and Pain at 2018 Great South Run

Read the battles between British athletes during the 2018 Great South Run, and the lessons all runners can learn.


31/10/2018 0
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
Clacton-on-Seas Half Marathon

Windy Seaside Race Success

The report and analysis of my seventh half marathon race, in a familiar location in unfamiliar weather conditions.


20/08/2018 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