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12 Months and a Million Miles

This time last year I was getting ready to run the 12th (or 13th) of the 12 marathons in 12 months challenge. That seems like a lifetime ago, a dream land that I once lived in, a thing that if I did it now I’m not sure I could, or would! Advertisements

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The Unconventional Road – To Berlin

Most marathon training plans will take you through some 16 or 20 weeks of a staged increase in mileage and effort. Ever one to do things my own way mine hasn’t quite worked out that way. I’ve been on the fence of whether to run Berlin or not. It was meant to be my first […]

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Finding forward

It’s been 6 weeks would you believe it?! 6 whole weeks since i took a super duper run around rome and realised I was capable of moving again. Since then I’ve been running with zero pain, well not zero pain, but only the good pain, the pain that means your pushing and working hard. I can’t […]

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Worthing Half Marathon

It feels like forever since I’ve raced, in reality it’d only been about 50 odd days, but I’d been missing it. It’s no secret that I’ve been struggling with lack of progress, or that’s been my perception anyway. I’ve been focussing on speed to try and get myself close to where I want to be, […]

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12/12 Portsmouth Coastal Marathon

From the moment I set foot in Portsmouth I was happy, it was going to be a good day, filled with no expectations or concerns, just running the 26.2 for the last time in 2017. The day before I’d spent at the BBC studios being interviewed for national radio, I’d talked about suicide, running, and the year […]

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11/12 Valencia Marathon

I’ve been scared of writing out these words and breaking it down because whatever way I spin this, I come out of it sounding like a dick. Deep breaths this one’s gonna hurt. Before I say anything about my race I want to put in a huge disclaimer that Valencia marathon is incredible. It’s a […]

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10/12 Beachy Head Marathon

When I first started training for marathons, I would turn up to races not knowing anyone, feeling completely out of place, I was amazed by how everyone knew each other, the buzz and chatter was electrifying. I was (and still am) constantly inspired by the people I saw on social media and at these events […]

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Downslink Ultra 9/12

I’ve written this thing out what feels like a thousand times and haven’t quite found the words to do it justice, to do me justice. I rocked up at the start line feeling more nervous than I had in a long time. The feeling I used to get at the start of a marathon, the […]

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Marathon in a Day

When I first sent that message to my dear friend asking her if she thought I could run a marathon and she came back saying 100% yes, I didn’t believe her. I went through 20 weeks of training with highs and lows and injuries. I found myself on that start line still not believing her. […]

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Lunartic Marathon 6/12

  Running a marathon at night gave a whole new feel to the pre-marathon set up. My normal nervous morning routine of force feeding myself porridge and downing a coffee would now be a full day of waiting around for the clock to strike 8pm. I ate my biggest meal at lunch time, my normal […]

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