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…

Marathon training as a dad – part one of very many!

“Like most other runners at this time of year, I am throwing myself back into my training, rested, with renewed determination and free from all other distractions! Right? Wrong!”

First impressions from training for a marathon as a very new dad!

Off to a good start!

Fundraising certainly got off to an excellent start last week, with colleagues not only devouring the spinach pie I brought it on Tuesday, but also organising a buffet lunch a couple of days later to add to the kitty! No photographs of that exist unfortunately, as the feeding frenzy that ensued made conditions too dangerous…

September

I’ve been meaning to write a post for a while now, perhaps to give an update on how my training has gone in the past month or so. But the only words I can think of to describe it are Greek. And they aren’t even mine: Είν’ η προσπάθειές μας, των συφοριασμένων· είν’ η προσπάθειές…

New approach to training (Pt 2): A review of “80 20 Running”

In my previous post on this subject I explained that my quest for an enjoyable and effective training approach led me to read “80 / 20 Running” by Matt Fitzgerald; that its main proposition (namely that best improvements in running performance are brought about by a training regime that is made up of 80% low…

My new approach to running and training (Pt 1)

I have mentioned in a few posts now how my whole running approach has changed after the Manchester Marathon in April and a few of you have asked to hear more about it. I’m not sure I have anything earth-shatteringly new to reveal that will change the sport of running forever, it’s more a case…

Asics FuzeX review

Right, so I recently promised to give you my impressions of the new Asics FuzeX, which the good people at Asics Europe were kind enough to send me to review. It only takes opening the box to appreciate that they are a lovely looking shoe, but what are they like to run in? My official…

The return of a Nemesis

I had the day off on Friday, in anticipation of a celebratory weekend away for my wife’s birthday. How better to enjoy a day off at the end of a hard week then, but to go for a nice 36k (~22.5m) run around the Leicestershire countryside! The day had started out quite foggy, to the…

Muddy Saturdays

  The idea behind the institution that is now Muddy Saturdays was born in a pub, like so many of the best and worst ideas. Demi and I had called in our local for a nightcap after a night out, when we bumped into a group of our neighbours and hung about a bit. The…