Amazing marathon spirit

Amazing marathon spirit

The London Marathon has inspired me for decades but never more so than this year  -  the first time I watched it, knowing what it feels like to run it. As an elite athlete, I was struck by the skill and strength of those leading the field. David Weir’s victory after recent disappointments was particularly poignant - I wasn’t the...
London Marathon Runners’ Countdown

London Marathon Runners’ Countdown

With just under two weeks to go until the Virgin Money London Marathon, runners will be getting nervous and excited - I know I was this time last year! However, I did start panicking about getting my number, how I’d get to the right start at the right time etc etc. So at about this time I started checking through...
Time to Taper for the London Marathon

Time to Taper for the London Marathon

Tapering. What is that exactly? For me, it meant the big day of the Virgin Money London Marathon 2016 was looming but also the hardest part of my training was done. I felt relieved  -  but also apprehensive. The next really long run I did would be THE run. I remember hitting Twitter and asking my tweeps for advice as...
Best of British luck to Brighton Marathon Runners!

Best of British luck to Brighton Marathon Runners!

To all of you running the Brighton Marathon this weekend I wish you the very best of luck. To those seasoned sea side marathon finishers, you’ll know what to expect from this great event. For you first-time marathon runners, I send you special good wishes and a few tips that I found helpful when I ran my first marathon last...