First timer marathon runner top tips

First timer marathon runner top tips

Sssshhh  - don’t tell the experts but some of the best advice I got while training for my first marathon last year was from fellow runners. The running community is super supportive and people were really generous with their advice. In the same spirit as I received these little nuggets of knowledge, I’m sharing them with you. Hope they help...
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...