Afraid of needles and Marathon training

Afraid of needles and Marathon training

I’ll be honest, at this point last year, five weeks from my first marathon, the panic set in. My body hadn’t responded well to my first 15 mile run: my head was happy I’d done it -  my body less so! 15 miles was completely new territory - Boom! Every step I had taken over the 13.2miles I had done...
Runners beware  –  don’t end up on crutches like I did!

Runners beware  –  don’t end up on crutches like I did!

I learned a big lesson leading up to my first Olympic Games in Atlanta 1996: trainers are not just trainers. As this weekend we see British athletes take on the best in Europe in the European Indoor Athletics Championships, I reflect on my 12 year international athletics career and ponder what simple tips I can pass on to those runners...