Like many people who only discovered running into their twenties and took part in the London marathon on the chance of a charity place, I, without actually knowing it, had ticked off a World Marathon Major (WMM). By wanting to run London on the basis of it being the world-famous, once sponsored by Flora when… Read More Has goal-setting now become a competitive sport in itself?
A lot of people out there, including me, will be easing themselves into marathon training at the moment, and as prepared as you think you are it is always a total baptism of fire as your body, mind and motivation adapt to the mammoth challenge that you are asking it to do. Last year was… Read More Five easy and affordable life hacks to ease you into Marathon training
2015 – what a year! I started January unemployed, on the verge of training for my first marathon, and with no real idea of what the future held for me or what I wanted it to hold. As someone who has always set herself impossibly high standards and relied on traditional measures of success such… Read More Looking back on 2015
This time last year I stood on the brink of many things; a new year, my first year out of full time education since the age of four, potential unemployment as my internship was coming to an end, and training for my first marathon. I had so many questions about marathon training, and there… Read More What I wanted to know before my first marathon
Last week thousands of magazines were dropped through letterboxes either saying ‘You’re In’ or ‘Sorry’ as ballot places for the London Marathon 2016 were allocated. I received my entry magazine through my Good for Age place, but I’m very lucky as anyone who has ever entered the ballot will agree that getting a place seems… Read More The New Niggle: Should I apply for a charity place in the London Marathon?
Other than sit down, lie down and eat copious amounts of chocolate flapjack I’m not quite sure what I wanted to with myself when I finished the London Marathon this year. However, I can tell you what I didn’t want to do and that was run another inch, let alone another marathon. However, this is… Read More Why you should be inspired by Rob Young, Marathon Man UK
If you follow me on my Instagram or twitter then you will know that I have signed up for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2016 (I was lucky enough to qualify as Good for Age – so don’t panic if you’re reading this and worrying about not hearing about your result in the ballot). Why… Read More The 5 reasons I want to run a Marathon (again)
My earliest memory of the London Marathon was having it on in the background at the weekend, back when it was sponsored by Flora and Paula Radcliffe was the name on everybody’s lips. I say everybody, I’m not sure I was too aware of the media at that age but my mum certainly liked her… Read More Just Do It Paula! My Nike Zoom Elite 7s
Hello, A few days on and the penny has started to drop that I have run the London Marathon! When you’re training there is so much going on but you have one goal at the end of it all to give you structure and clarity. Now I’m without that goal and the after effects of… Read More What Happens After a Marathon: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Hello, I’ve done it. On the 26th April 2015 – 51 weeks after I received my place with Spinal Research, 17 weeks after I began training and 6 weeks after I gave up alcohol – I ran the Virgin Money London Marathon. I completed it in a time of 3:42 with which I am totally… Read More The London Marathon 2015