Putin the effort in

By | August 30th, 2013|All Categories, General Updates, Racing|

The training in Font Romeu had gone well I was in one piece and really excited about competing in the World Champs in Moscow. It was time to meet the rest of the team in Sant Cugat near Barcelona which was the base for our official holding camp. I arrived on the first day with [...]

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The re-match

By | April 9th, 2013|All Categories, General Updates, Racing|

So it was back to Berlin last Sunday for a run out over the Half Marathon distance, it was here I made my debut over the distance in 2011. I was hoping to eclipse my PB set two years ago although when I landed in snowy conditions on Friday I wasn't filled with much hope. [...]

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Every cloud…

By | March 3rd, 2013|All Categories, General Updates, Racing|

It has been a while but I finally have something to shout about - another medal at the National XC, this time silver! My last competitive outing was over the marathon distance in September in Berlin. Whilst I was really pleased to run a good time I felt like I had a grey cloud hanging [...]

Ich bin Berliner!

By | October 9th, 2012|All Categories, General Updates, Racing|

Setting an alarm for 4.45am to eat breakfast with your eyes shut just seems a weird way to wake up and start a Sunday morning but that's what marathon runners do and it is oddly satisfying. At 7.45am we took a stroll to the start area from the hotel through the Tiergarten Park. Berlin is [...]

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Race Video: Berlin marathon highlights

By | October 2nd, 2012|All Categories, Racing, Videos|

Here are some highlights of the latter stages of my Berlin Marathon PB run.

My London Marathon Experience

By | May 22nd, 2012|All Categories, General Updates, Racing|

So I made it to the start line. The London Marathon was finally upon me and the thousands of other runners taking part. The last 12 weeks was all about today. I enjoyed a pretty relaxed day in the hotel the day before. Nick and I had a very efficient production line of water bottles [...]

National Treasure

By | February 26th, 2012|All Categories, General Updates, Racing|

After the inspiration of Iten it was a bit of a shock to return to the sub zero temperatures and cold, dark nights of the UK. My body didn't react too well without the sun to keep my vitamin D levels topped up and resulted in a few weeks of colds and sore throats, which [...]

National Cross Country: Race Video

By | February 26th, 2012|All Categories, Racing, Videos|

After returning from a long block of base training in Kenya I was able to blow a few cobwebs away with my first race since July last year. Hampstead Heath was basking in full winter sunshine and buzzing with the sound of the stalwart athletics fans. Will post a full race report shortly but made [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.