“Excuse me mate, you’re pissing on my trainers.” “It’s only piss, get over it.” Awesome…there really is no come back to that. This was the start of my 15th marathon experience. I’d come a long way since my first back in Chester in 2013. Back then I finished in a respectable 4:20.47. Sure, it wasn’t […]Read more "Manchester Marathon – 7th April 2019. (15 marathon’s in the bag)"
When I ran my second marathon at Chester in 2014 I crossed the line in 3:49.22. Naturally I was looking for an improvement when I signed up to my first Spring marathon at Manchester in 2015. Sadly it wasn’t meant to be… I crossed the line in 3:54.07. Another attempt at Manchester a year later […]Read more "Manchester Marathon Review (Sunday April 2nd 2017)"
The Wilmslow Half Marathon was never really on my radar. I’d provisionally decided to do the local duathlon on Sunday 19th March just to keep my legs ticking over but then I found out that there were a fair few local runners heading down to take part in the Wilmslow Half Marathon. I was further […]Read more "The Wilmslow Half Marathon Review – March 19th 2017."
HILLS – where we’re going…there will be hills. And so it was that I had signed up for the Haweswater Half Marathon on Sunday March 5th. I’d never ran Haweswater before but I’d been assured by other runners who had attended previously that it was pretty hilly in the first half of the race with […]Read more "Haweswater Half Review – Sunday March 5th 2017"
It’s been a while since I’ve sat down to write a blog post. Since January my life has been consumed by the journey to Chester Marathon and on Sunday 1st October I completed it for the third time. Going into August I started a really heavy period of my training and I decided that I […]Read more "Chester Marathon review – 1st October 2016"
A week removed from Manchester Marathon and I had the great idea of heading down to Lancaster to take part in the Three Bridges 10k. The recovery plan said to run a seven mile recovery run on the Sunday which essentially meant to run around nine minute miles. So I thought I could combine that […]Read more "Review – Lancaster Three Bridges 10k 17th April 2016"
Everything that could have gone wrong in training went wrong this time around. So I went into Manchester Marathon with a mixture of trepidation but also with an idea of what could be possible. After a successful outing at Trimpell I knew that I could get to 20 miles in and around 2 hours 53 […]Read more "Manchester Marathon – A 26.2 mile run = A 10 mile sufferfest."