NIKE WOMEN’S 10K & THEN SOME

Collective movement. 10000 ladies and a couple of laps of Victoria Park. A debut into running for some women, and a special thing for that. Whilst I thought the long running of late would have rinsed the speed from my legs, I managed a 6th place and was thankful to have been pulled along for sections of it with the company of some of my speedy RDC … Continue reading NIKE WOMEN’S 10K & THEN SOME

SILVER PLATES AT RICHMOND PARK MARATHON

Following a difficult race at this years’ London marathon, I was left with a want to prove a few things to myself. I needed to know that I have the ability to pace these legs of mine, and attempt to combine push with enjoyment. Hard experiences can cloud the reality of times that have passed, and I had an urge to blow these away. After … Continue reading SILVER PLATES AT RICHMOND PARK MARATHON

HOMIES HALF : BERLIN

Moscow meets Manchester, meets the streets of Berlin. It was a nice little surprise to stumble upon this one in the first few miles of the Berlin Half, running our way together to the finish line from then on in. Getting home to a sub 1.30 by high-fiving kids, shimmying to bands, and riding with the humongous boosts from the cheerdem cheering beauties dotted around … Continue reading HOMIES HALF : BERLIN

THROWING CAUTION TO THE WIND : COUNTRY TO CAPITAL 45

Hurrying around the supermarket on a Friday night, I calmed the recurrent pre-race “What if I die?” niggle, and called my Dad.  In my attempts to settle some of the nerves that were dampening the feeling of my Friday evening, I was failing. “It’s alright, you’ve trained for tomorrow haven’t you?” He asked. “Errrr….” I thought. “Well, no. I’ve just been running.” Shit. What on … Continue reading THROWING CAUTION TO THE WIND : COUNTRY TO CAPITAL 45

DELAYED DECISIONS : COUNTRY TO CAPITAL 45

With a head telling me no, and a heart telling me oh go on then lass, get seeking, get muddy, doubt can go and do one, and delayed decision making can take a seat. On Saturday the 17th I’m running 45 miles of Country to Capital 45, from Wendover to London. I ran this race as my first ultra marathon last January, and was lucky enough … Continue reading DELAYED DECISIONS : COUNTRY TO CAPITAL 45

HOOD TO COAST

In arriving back to London last week, I came home with new perspectives, bigger goals, and the sand of the Oregon coast still coating the inside of my trainers. I don’t really plan on removing it anytime soon, but when I do, the experiences and inspiration that I soaked up during Hood to Coast, won’t be leaving with it. From South Africa, to China, Canada, France, Denmark, the … Continue reading HOOD TO COAST