Focus On The Journey, Not The Destination

That’s it, I’ve completed five weeks of consistent running without the calf injury re-occuring. To say I’m happy is an understatement. During this time I’ve also managed to increase my long runs up to 15 miles, so I’m well on the way to be in a position to start properly marathon training. One thing I learnt […]

A Letter to my Body

Dear Body, I appreciate this letter is long overdue. Over the last few months I’ve heaped more pressure on you than ever before and I never really took the time to say thank you and well done… You really do deserve some appreciation and recognition. And before you start, yes I know I write a […]

The Dirt Half

This week has all been about the Dirt Half. As it was my first half marathon trail race I just wanted to enjoy the race and cross the finish line feeling happy and strong. But the way the week went meant that that was in doubt… The Dirt Half is a trail race that follows the canal […]

Why I Love parkrun (aka Why I’m a parkrun Run Director)

For me parkrun is everything that is great about sport, and it’s an idea that is beautifully simple. Turn up, run and then have coffee and toast (and occasionally a bacon sarnie) with friends in the café afterwards. Of course, on the days when I’m a run director it’s not that simple. I’m lucky that […]