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2019 Great North Run

2019 SimplyHealth Great North Run

8 September 2019 Two minutes after the horn blew I crossed the start line. I took advantage of the wide road by  weaving amongst runners. The inevitable euphoria of a big race meant my pace was faster than I wanted. I slowed then kept my pace steady despite the surprising undulations. I had to keep…
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11/09/2019 0
Planning for a Running Injury

Why and How to Plan for a Running Injury

If I consider what I would do if I got a running injury my instinct would be to “push through the pain”. Perhaps reduce my volume or intensity, or both. But stopping my running altogether would be my last option. I’m a runner, after all. Therefore, I must keep running. In the past I believed…
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24/04/2019 0
Book Review of RUN! (2011) by Dean Karnazes

Outlasting Ultra Pain for Great Causes

Discover the incredible runs “Karno” has completed and the reason his pain is worth experiencing.


05/12/2018 0
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

Reducing my Running Load

The stats and images from my ninth week of training for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018. I successfully reduced my running load.


15/08/2018 0
Running in Fields

Running Longer

The stats and stories from my eighth week of training for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018. I successfully ran longer and further.


06/08/2018 2
Reducing my Training Load

Returning to my Running Club

The stats and stories from my seventh week of training for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018. I successfully focused on reducing my training load.


30/07/2018 0
Building My Endurance, Injury-Free

Week of Building Endurance

The stats and stories from my sixth week of training for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018. I successfully focused on increasing my mileage.


23/07/2018 1
Tempo Intervals, Injury-Free

Quality Running, Injury-Free

The stats and stories from my fifth week of running training for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018 after staying injury-free.


17/07/2018 0
Running Injury-Free

Running Injury-Free Again

The stats and stories from my fourth week of running training for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018 after a period of cross-training.


09/07/2018 3
Gym Selfie

Accepting a Recurring Injury

The story behind an unexpected injury that forced me to adjust my training in only my second week of preparations for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018.


04/06/2018 5
Week 1 of Clacton Half Marathon 2018

Starting a New Strategy

The stats and stories from my first week training for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018.


28/05/2018 0

Building Mileage (Week 3)

Two more important running lessons I learnt in preparation for my local 10 mile race.


23/04/2018 1
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