On Monday nights we run Tooting

Back in January I started a new running group in Tooting. The key focus was getting people active during the week, creating a community in the local area, but also a safe space in which people feel they can talk freely and openly about their mental health.  The group is part of a broader network…

Royal National Park

If you’re going to go out and do a trail in remote New South Wales in a hot and dry 34 degrees, here are a couple of things worth noting. An almond croissant is not a substantial breakfast, carrying a litre of water is not enough to hydrate you. Making cheesy quesadillas for a lunchtime…

The training shake up: creating variety in your marathon plan

When putting together your training schedule ahead of your 12-16 week build up to a marathon, it’s worth considering the type of training you’re going to be doing. To date, my relationship with running was to do most of my training at near enough race pace. I found that whilst I did get some results,…

A spring half marathon as a Christmas gift? My top 5…

One of the key pointers in December’s Marathon Blog was to book yourself at least one other race in the months building up to the big day. February & March throw up some excellent road races around the UK.   A half marathon is a great marker to test your fitness, It can give you…

The start of your marathon journey

I often get messages from friends asking similar questions on running, and especially in the lead up to a marathon (I’m more than likely their weirdo mate that likes to run ) so I’m hoping that this ongoing project will answer many of them and maybe prove a little useful along the way. You may…

Mount Solitary trail

As we pulled over on the rocky and increasingly potholed road, I was careful to wedge the handbrake as high as possible. Delilah (our home for the weekend) had a tendency to roll forward unannounced and as we were parked at the edge of the blue mountains national park it was likely if that handbrake…

Cape Pillar in a day

Since I arrived in Australia I’ve been buzzing for a running adventure. I’d been here for 2 months and despite residing the other side of the world, the comforts of significantly warmer weather, high speed internet, hot showers and cold beers are a safety blanket that are hard to shake. Don’t get me wrong, i’m…