Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Runs on my hit list next year

With the marathon in April, it makes sense to get a few medals along the way as part of training. When I did my half marathon last year, doing 'training' races really helped to push me and helped me to gage how my training was really going.

So here's a few on my list for next year.

1) F3 events

F3 events run a fantastic run series over the start of the year at Eton and Dorney lakes. With a choice of 5km, 10km, 15km or 20km they make great training runs, are super organised and have a great medal. For more information check out their website here.

2) Richmond Park by Capital Runners

Some of my most enjoyable runs have been around Richmond park. It makes a great training run due to its undulating paths and that famous hill. Capital runners has been organising inexpensive races here for years with several in the next year. Check them out here.

3) human race Kingston run

This is an oldie but a goodie. A few weeks before the marathon a great pacing run with a choice of 8.2 16.2 or 20.2 miles. A lovely flat course and superbly organised. Being well establishing in the London marathon runners diary, it's also a great place to meet other runners, get tips and get the buzz for the marathon. Find out more here.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Returning to blogging

Well, it's been a while. 


What with working a million hours a week, living in 3 cities in the last 2 years, job applications, and a million other excuses I'm back to blogging.

There are several reasons why I'm jumping back on the blogging bandwagon.

First in now full swing into London marathon training. I was lucky enough to get a ballot place this year. I still can't quite believe it. And I am more determined than ever to achieve my longstanding goal that is the daunting 26.4 miles.

In other news, I'm fulfilling another pipe dream of trekking to Everest base camp
In January. A 15 day hike in the Nepalese Himalayas. 

So will all the excitement I thought I'd start blogging again to keep you in the loop and to document the journey over the next few months. 

They'll be a mix of training chat, mountain photos and musings.

Hope you enjoy the ride!