Marathon Diaries Category

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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Edinburgh Marathon 5/12

Let’s start form the beginning. I turned up to the start line of Edinburgh marathon on tired legs, I had run a tricky off road marathon just 2 weeks prior and I had told my self over and over again that any chance at sub4 here was unrealistic at best. It had been insanely hot […]

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Arun River Marathon 4/12

It’s pretty obvious now that I love running locally, the South Downs is the Queen of running routes, and although I spend an awful lot of time running around some of the same bits, it never gets old! Arun River Marathon is the 2nd race in the annual Sussex Trail Events river series, and for […]

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Brighton Marathon 17 3/12

Let’s get one thing straight before I start. If you want to run a road marathon, run the Brighton marathon! It’s tough both mentally and physically, but it’s beautiful and the support is sensational. I’ve run it twice and will run it again and nothing will stop me from thinking that’s a good idea. As […]

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Steyning Stinger Marathon 2/12

You remember that time (about 4 weeks ago) when I said that Dark Star was going to be my hardest Marathon of the year, well I massively lied! Yesterday I woke up at 5:45 and tried to get dressed in the dark and make minimal noise to not wake anyone up (mainly the dog). I shoved […]

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A year and two halfs

This time last year I was well underway with marathon training for marathon number 1. it’s crazy to think i’m now sat here obsessing over number 5. I’d signed up for two half marathons as part of that initial Brighton Marathon training plan and low and behold I was doing it again this year; in […]

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