TICKING OFF THE BUCKET LIST: RUNNING A SUB 3 HOUR MARATHON

Give yourself a goal you don’t think you can achieve, and then work at it, until you do. 2 years ago I sat in housekeeping at Run Dem Crew, and listened to the story of Paul Bains getting a sub 3 hour marathon. I tried to comprehend how someone could run sub 7 minute mile pace for 26.2 miles, and couldn’t quite fathom it. The … Continue reading TICKING OFF THE BUCKET LIST: RUNNING A SUB 3 HOUR MARATHON

AVENUES FOR CHANGE : RACE TO THE STONES 100K

“Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told.” Wild, Cheryl Strayed With a medal around my neck and a WMN RUN 100 wreathe on my chest, I sat down on the floor next to a pile of my own vomit, with a tingling nose, a … Continue reading AVENUES FOR CHANGE : RACE TO THE STONES 100K

STADIUM RACING WITH THE NIKE MILERS

This Summer saw the return of the Anniversary Games, combining a weekend filled with athletes from all over the globe, and all manner of athletic sports in a traditional nod to the 2012 Olympic Games. On the opening night of this years’ games, myself and 20 other Nike Milers were given the opportunity to take to the stadium before the professionals, and race a mile … Continue reading STADIUM RACING WITH THE NIKE MILERS

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

PARIS : TRACK MAFIA INTERNATIONAL

Ahead of cheering on friends that ran the Paris marathon, and after spending a good few days rambling around beautiful Parisian streets (and eating our weight in pastry) we decided to see out our stay by running a few laps on this hidden gem – centre sportif Emile Anthoine. The track is free to use, easy to get to, and with plenty of changing space. … Continue reading PARIS : TRACK MAFIA INTERNATIONAL

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