If I was starting running now

The other day I was extra early for one of my running groups. I’d gone to collect some train tickets on the way which left me sitting in the park for 10 minutes before my runners arrived.

There’s always a lot of park life to watch in Finsbury Park to keep me entertained: two old guys having […]

By |May 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Episode 14: Yoga with Erin

Hello and welcome back to the podcast! It’s been a while but I’ve got six great episodes lined up for the summer.

First up, in this episode is Erin from Jasyoga. As a collegiate basketball player, Erin thought yoga was boring at first, time that could be better spent on the court or in the weight room. […]

By |May 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How my marathon PB went up by 4 mins

PBs are supposed to go down, not up right? Not mine. This week my personal best for 26.2 miles went from 3:38:08 to 3:42:30 without me having to put on a running shoe. It’s pretty annoying to say the least.

Back in 2013 I ran Manchester Marathon. I was wanting to get a London Marathon Good […]

By |May 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Hackney Half Marathon 2016

I live in Hackney. It’s a pretty interesting place to live. Run Hackney Half Marathon has been going a few years but I’ve never been able to run it before. So when Brooks asked if I wanted to run 13.1 miles round the borough I was keen.

I jogged the 5k from my flat, down the […]

By |May 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Summer is here, let’s all run 10Ks

Running is a seasonal affair. And I’m not just talking about putting away the thermal tights and digging out the short shorts for some sun’s out – buns out runs. I’m talking race distances.

Spring and autumn are marathon season, but those sunny months in between are all about shorter distances. It makes sense, your muscles are […]

By |May 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Finding the motivation to run

Some days I don’t want to go running. Though I want to have been running and to be able to tick a run off my plan, sometimes the thought of actually going out the door to run fills me with dread.

It’s probably a surprise to my runners that I feel like this. They assume that […]

By |May 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|6 Comments

London Marathon: Phil’s story

The last instalment of Phil’s London Marathon series sees him reflecting on race day.
I was feeling a little nervous. I guess most people would be if they were trapped in a pen with a giant bear. Luckily for me it was Paddington bear and he was adjusting the race number on his duffel coat. That’s […]

By |May 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

London Marathon: Charlotte’s story

After Charlotte finished her first marathon on Sunday, I asked her to share some words here. Here’s her advice to budding marathoners.
Last Sunday I joined the ranks of London marathon finishers. I ran a consistent pace all the way, and even persuaded my tired legs to speed up fractionally at the end, whilst raising £2300 […]

By |April 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|6 Comments

Bra Wars

One of my least favourite things to do is shop for bras. It’s up there with going to the dentist and getting my hair cut (I know a lot of people enjoy the latter but I just don’t get it).

So when I find a bra I like, I tend to bulk but and stick with […]

By |April 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bra Wars

Films to watch the night before your marathon

On Saturday night I have two marathon runners (Phil and Cathy) to feed and entertain and keep calm before they run London the next day. As well as feeding them carbs I’ll be putting on a film to keep them quiet and induce good dreams. Here’s some suggestions I had.
Run Fat Boy Run 
This is what […]

By |April 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|10 Comments