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Rome Marathon 2017

Following my earlier post when i mentioned my race plan for 2017 one of my key races was Rome Marathon due to my failure to complete my VLM entry. Why did I choose Rome ? Due to me not completing my VLM entry I wanted to find a Marathon in Q1 of 2017. I based …

JP Morgan Challenge Chase London

Every year that time comes to run the Corporate Challange race. I enjoy the race as it is a good opportunity to socialise with fellow colleagues at my organisation. After returning from a training camp in St Moritz it was a good opportunity to identify my fitness prior to Ironman UK.  My initial issue was …

Fairlands Valley Spartans 3k Relays

This was an event that I had looked forward too as a team event with the Spartans. We waited until the week before to decide on our A and B teams. The A team was selected through performances in the MWL and recent training. The team included ¬†Grant Ramsey, Simon Jackson, Richie Bates, Myself and …

Boom – Sub three hour marathon achieved!

The idea to do a full marathon had been in my bucket list for many years. When I had been working for 5 years after university I tried my first ballot for London Marathon (2007). I was unsuccessful in the ballot but managed to get a fine adidas running jacket. After many years of Triathlon …

Is it a serious sports injury ?

After my race at Oakley 20 my recovery was to follow a bath and 2 days rest. A few days later my knee started to feel unstable. I decided to only swim and bike during the week and felt some pain on the bike. On Sunday 5th April I decided to go for a 10km …

Oakley 20 Mile

My final big run before Brighton was to attend Bedford Harriers Oakley 20. The race plan was to run as sub 3hr marathon pace. Therefore, based on the sub 3hr I worked out that I needed to run mile splits at under 6:50. Using the data I set my Garmin to 7:10 max to ensure …

Welwyn Half Marathon

In my final preparations towards Brighton Marathon I entered the Welwyn Half Marathon based at Gosling Sports Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. The race conditions were perfect for the race that was partially on an offroad path.¬†The route for the race is a gently undulating mixture of a residential setting and a rural taking in …

Time for a new start..

After 5 years of racing for Team Trisports it was a time for a new challenge. I made many friends at the club and was sad once I made my decision to leave. So why leave ? My choice was made as I wanted to run the herts midweek 10k series over the summer and wanted …