04/08/2013

The York 10K Race Review…This weekend I took the train from Kings Cross  on the Swift Nick trail to York, a beautiful northern city that was home to the Romans, and the Vikings, and the capital of William the Conqueror. Jane Tomlinson… The race was organised in memory of cancer campaigner Jane Tomlinson and her…

27/07/2013

Running on a Saturday? Whatever next! Or…The Orange Appeal for Osteoporosis 10K Greenwich Park Race Review The lack of training for the Berlin Marathon (in 9 weeks) has forced me take a new direction and register for a lot of back to back races. I now have 3 in 3 weeks (all 10s) to get me up…

13/11/20113

The Walt Disney World Wine and Dine Half Marathon Spectacular Spectacular! This race had been in my calendar a while and I was super excited from the moment I decide to run through Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. I had raced the North Carolina Half Marathon in Charlotte, around a NASCAR arena, and then in…

11/08/2013

The third race in three weeks or…Finally on that Road Movie to Berlin or…Yes! We have no bananas! “Yes! We Have No Bananas” is the title of a novelty song by Frank Silver and Irving Cohn from the 1922 Broadway revue Make It Snappy. Sung byEddie Cantor in the revue, the song became a major hit in 1923 (placing No. 1 for five weeks)[1] when it…

15/06/2013

The 20 week sub-4 hour Marathon Program or… WTF am I doing running 26.2? or… A Road Movie to Berlin or… I actually cannot remember where I got this training program. It was online. It was probably a Yasso one, but I am not sure any more. I copied it into Excel and printed the…

01/12/2013 Additional

So the Movember 10K in Greenwich was the last race of 2013 and dear readers, you know what that means? It is the annual bling review. So here it is… the medals of 2013… Tunbridge Well Half Semi de Paris North Carolina Half marathon Crescent City Classic (10K New Orleans) Rock and Roll Half Edinburgh …

15/06/2013 Additional

THE RUNNERS KNEES INAUGURAL #VIRTUAL10MILER.. In December last year I ran the #virtualhalfmary, the brainchild of Michelle and Brenda but what was it and what will the RunnersKnees #virtual10miler be? In short, it’s a race held on one day (29th June) where all racers run the same distance (10 miles), track it and post results and…

08/06/2013

Obligatory Race Photo Catchup…So here they are, the obligatory race photos from the All State Crescent City Classic, run in New Orleans on the 30th March, and the BUPA London 10K on the 27th May. Hot, sticky and that was just me. The humidity was terrible. I need to stop eating. Clearly being a fat…

19/06/2013

The Inaugural RunnersKnees #Virtual10Miler So this is how it works…. or…How to run a virtual race1. First choose a day. For me I have chosen the 29th June 2013. 2. Next. Advertise. You would have seen me tweet the shit out of this. I want 25 runners across the globe. Once you have 25 runners,…

07/06/2013

New Races…Due to travel and holidays I am going to be shy two races this summer. The London City Race and the Gunnersbury 10 cannot be run. Saying that, the latter is run by a small organisation around London parks and have pitiful bling and no chip timing. It was that organisation that ran the…

24/06/2013

The Torbay Half Marathon 23rd June 2013 Race ReviewI am sitting, writing this, in a great deal of discomfort. That, in itself, is not a bad thing. I have been without discomfort after a race for a while, probably Paris, that I ran a week after Tunbridge Wells. It reminds me of the early days,…

03/05/2013

The Shakespeare half marathon (Stratford Upon Avon) or The Race that never was… The weekend of the 28th April I was to run the last race of my inaugural year as a runner, as next month (May 27th) I would have come full circle and returned back where it all began, with the BUPA London 10K….