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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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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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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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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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My Lesson from London

I sat in a different seat on Sunday, one where I got to scream and shout all day long at incredible people doing this incredible thing, called the London Marathon. It’s been a while since I’ve been on that side of the fence and last time I was I had no appreciation for what these […]

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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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