THE RESET BUTTON

  I heard a great quote the other day, by the late great James Dean: “I can’t change the direction of the wind but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination”.  There’s a good reason I haven’t blogged for nearly a whole year and that is I’ve taken time away from obsessive running. […]

THE GREAT NORTH RUN 2016

  The Great North Run has always been a race that I have admired.  I’ve watched it on the TV ever since I had been interested in running and held it in the same regard as the London Marathon for atmosphere and inspiration.  So for the last few years I have applied for a place […]

ADIDAS SILVERSTONE HALF MARATHON 2016

    So I haven’t blogged in a long while.  Sorry anonymous reader, I plan to be less crap at penning my thoughts in the future.  Well I know it’s odd writing this in late September about a race in March but I did start this the day after and its sat in draft ever since. […]

SHAKESPEARE MARATHON 2016

  The sun beamed directly into my eyes and no matter how I positioned my laptop I couldn’t see the screen.  The train passed through the Oxfordshire countryside passing fields and rivers but despite how beautiful it looked outside, I wasn’t feeling great.  It was Wednesday 6th April and I was heading for London for […]

FOREST GUMP

I love to think when I’m running.  It’s a great way of being one with your thoughts. This is week 6 of my training journey to Manchester Marathon and a sub four hour marathon.  This week the focus has been on pace.  Three 10K tempos in four days followed by a race pace ½ marathon […]

2016 – THE YEAR TO SHINE

When I last wrote back in March following Reading Half Marathon, the year had just begun and I was filled with lots of expectations for 2015, having smashed my running goals in 2014.  It looked promising with a  solid run at a very tough Reading Half and good preparation to that point for the upcoming […]