Alone in the Sun

I am finding it surprisingly difficult to come up with something to write about the London Marathon: I thought that a few days would let my impressions and thoughts settle and help me express them in a coherent way, but all that has happened is that I seem to have digested them, let the moment…

Breathe out and… taper!

On Sunday I went out for my last Long Run before the London Marathon, and have now began my taper: a period of reduced training volume, aimed at allowing the body to rest and recover before the main event. It was quite a hot day (a taste of real summer in early April, which my…

Fundraising Update

Just as my London Marathon training is approaching its peak, my fundraising for London Transport Museum and their Enjoyment to Employment programme has passed the £1,000 mark! There is a long way still to go, many fundraising ideas to apply, but I still need your help!

2017 London Marathon – March update

With just over a month to go before the big event on the 23 April, we have certainly entered the business end of my preparation for the Marathon! Ashby 20, my dress rehearsal race is next weekend (19 March) and a few days later we will enter the last month before London!.. I have to…

Recipes wanted!

Speaking with a good friend, I got the idea of putting together a recipe book and sell it to help with my marathon fundraising! The exact shape and content of the book is still coming together, but I see it containing 26 different recipes (one for each marathon mile) from around the world, reflecting the…

2017 London Marathon: an update.

It is customary for the most well-known charities, with very significant fundraising budgets, to provide their runners with running vests and other such branded kit. While I imagine it must be nice to run in the colours of your chosen charity, the gift we received from the kind people at the London Transport Museum meant…

Fundraising under way!

Today marks the start of my proper fundraising activities for the Virgin London Marathon 2017: Spinach pie served at work in time for breakfast! Because who can resist a proposition as “I run you eat”? Many thanks to lovely Demi and birthday girl Roula for the recipe and execution, and remember that online donations are…