I had the pleasure of marshalling at the UK National Cross Country Championships at Harewood House the other weekend. The level of talent on display, across all age groups and genders was a pleasure to witness. The course was good too, not too many laps and a challenging, undulating route. Weather conditions were fantastic both … Continue reading Just ask Mo!
Could I benefit from a running coach, or do I need to prioritise my annual plan first?
Over the years I have had a love / hate relationship with treadmills. I have used them when training has been impossible outdoors such as a twenty mile long run when it was snowing heavily; or using a treadmill at a hotel gym when abroad as the weather was too hot (for me) to run … Continue reading No longer dreaded!
I have just noticed that I haven't done a blogpost since May this year! Where has the time gone? I definitely cannot blame it on too much time racing to notice. In fact my run training has been abysmal and I need to get it back on track. It stems back to tweaking my left … Continue reading September already!
I am on a bit of a running high at the moment. This is down to my performance at the recent Snake Lane 10 mile race last weekend. So what went well to put me on a high? This year is a year of stepping back down in distance and concentrating on my running form … Continue reading Running on Cloud 9!
I am at a stage in my running where I want to be, but where in the past I have become injured or ill and forced into taking rest. So do I take regular periods of rest to allow my body to become deconditioned?
I am not usually one to take on challenges such as ‘dry January’, ‘Movember’, etc. unless there is a benefit from it for me such as wanting to lose a little bit extra body fat, or other health reasons. So it was a surprise when I decided to take on the ‘Ron Hill run every … Continue reading #Runeveryday Challenge!
Okay....I have fallen out of love………. …..with trail running. Well, to be honest I wouldn’t say I have fallen out of love, but struggling to get out into the hills at the moment. This isn’t helped by my decision (on medical grounds) to stop running marathon distance and above. I still love the idea of … Continue reading Ten Reasons not to run trail marathons and ultras!