Yearly Archives: 2011


Pre-Marathon training camp, Font Romeu

By | August 28th, 2011|All Categories, Galleries, General Updates, Training|

Just spent the last month in awesome surroundings and great weather in preparation for my Marathon debut. Here are some of the best moments...

Font Romeu

By | August 16th, 2011|All Categories, General Updates|

After finishing my track season at the UK Champs in Birmingham I set off for some altitude training in the Pyrenees. Font Romeu is such an inspiring place to run with magnificent views and a chance to rest and recover between training runs. I am hoping to do my marathon debut in September so my [...]

Schools Out!

By | August 16th, 2011|All Categories|

We have finally reached the end of the school year, which is a relief for most teachers as they can finally relax for a couple of weeks and recharge their batteries. For me however, the end of term was a time of mixed emotions. After taking the difficult decision to take a year out from [...]

Sunderland City 10k

By | June 27th, 2011|All Categories, General Updates, Racing|

Loughborough is a fantastic training base but I love nothing more than heading home to the North East for a weekend. Currently in a solid training block I decided to tie in a tempo workout by running the Sunderland 10k and of course it was an ideal excuse to have my Mum's legendary Sunday Roast [...]

Watford BMC

By | June 13th, 2011|All Categories, Racing, Videos|

After a disappointing show at the Manchester 10k in May this was my chance to set the record straight. We all have bad days but it is how we respond that counts. So having overcome my illness problems I was able to get some good training sessions in before the Watford BMC. With a pace [...]

Training diary: w.c. 22/5/11

By | May 30th, 2011|All Categories, Training|

Things definately on the up following almost a week out after Manchester 10k with a cold and dodgy stomach all week. Weekly mileage still pretty average at around 80miles as I continue to focus a little more on quality. Was really encouraged by my K's on Saturday - one of the first times I have [...]

UKA don’t want Gold at Euro Cup 10k

By | May 30th, 2011|All Categories, General Updates|

Don't get me wrong, UKA are doing some fantastic things for UK endurance at the moment to try and raise standards including a raft of opportunities to go and train at altitude in Kenya and Font Romeu. However, their recent selection decision to not take full teams to the European Cup 10000m championships in Olso [...]


By | May 22nd, 2011|All Categories|

Wow, I got a mention in Andrew's blog this week! Good luck in London on Monday Andrew!

Manchester 10k

By | May 19th, 2011|All Categories, Racing|

I was really looking forward to racing the Manchester 10k and testing out the legs. However, on the day of the race things took a turn for the worse, I woke up with a sore throat, a feeling that most athletes dread when they know they are in good shape. Maybe I should have read [...]

Training diary: w.c. 8/5/11

By | May 12th, 2011|All Categories, Training|

Having really focussed on lots of heavy endurance work over the winter including, 100+ mile weeks, 12mile+ tempos and large rep sessions such as 3x(2k,1k) I've decided to switch focus a little to some shorter sessions to try and sharpen up for 3k & 5k races. I'm hoping that this will also benefit my 10k [...]

Race video: Stanford 10k

By | May 8th, 2011|All Categories, Racing, Videos|

Here's the video from Stanford 10k. A little work to do to match Kipyego and Flanagan! [iframe 480 360] Video courtesy of Watch more video of 2011 Stanford Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational.

Running photos from Flagstaff

By | May 8th, 2011|All Categories, Galleries, General Updates, Training|

Here are some of my running photos from Buffalo Park, Flagstaff. It's a great place for medium to long reps (surface is a little slippy for anything too much faster) and steady state runs. Did see Bernard Lagat doing some mile reps here the other week so mustn't be too bad a place to train. [...]