You only blog when you’re winning!

It’s fair to say that I had it easy for the first eight years of my running ‘career’. Dressed as Liza Minnelli in 2009 for my first ever race (in the grown up world), despite being inhibited by the French knickers that kept falling down my legs, I finished in under 1hr 32. Skip forward…

One race too many

Roll forward four and a half months from the Berlin Marathon and a lot has happened. I’ve got a new job (part of the reason why I haven’t posted since October!), five races have come and gone, one bout of (man) flu and I have a newly acquired knee injury. None of these events have…

15th place in the Maidenhead Half Marathon!

15th place and 1’14’59 in the Maidenhead Half Marathon! This is 45 seconds off my best and in many ways, I should be pleased. But I also missed out on a huge chance to push on and take at least a minute off of my best. The omens weren’t good when I’d inexplicably managed to…

Races galore

Four weeks on from my last blog and I’m three races closer to Berlin. I wouldn’t usually run so many in such a short period but one of the three was a free offer that I couldn’t turn down. The objective at this stage is mostly to build mental racing sharpness but the performances give…

Sibling rivalry

I ran my first race almost eight years ago dressed as Liza Minnelli in the Great North Run. Don’t ask me why I decided to cross-dress that day but it’s fair to say that I got a lot more attention from the crowd than my performance alone deserved! Anyway, I digress – I’ve had a…

The London Aftermath

Five weeks after the highs of a PB at the London Marathon and I am still feeling massively enthused about my running. Never underestimate the lasting feel-good factor that comes with a personal best! That said, what comes up must go down and it is not unusual to feel a bit ‘meh’ following a marathon….