Tough 10k Oxfordshire: Race Review

Cancer Research Tough 10k: Oxfordshire (Cornbury Park) 10k Trail run – rating ‘Tough’ Event Website As the winter starts to set in, it’s nice to mix up my training and take on something different. For this reason, the Tough 10k series are excellent events. 10k is a nice distance that for me doesn’t require any … Continue reading Tough 10k Oxfordshire: Race Review

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Major Achievements

Running Ultra / multi day Cotswold Way Ultra 2016 (107 miles, 3.5 days) Lakes in a Day 2017 (50 miles, 18 hrs, 46 mins) Thames Path Challenge 2016 (52 miles, approx 11 hrs) Marathon Manchester 2016 (3 hrs, 58 mins) Brighton 2015 (4 hrs, 8 mins) Milton Keynes 2017 (4 hrs, 14 mins) Stroud Trail … Continue reading Major Achievements

Holdenby Duathlon – Race Review

Holdenby Sprint Duathlon: 5k run, 22k bike, 5k run October 29th, 2017 Also available: Olympic Duathlon (10k, 39k, 5k) and Run (5k or 10k) Event Website Three days ago, I was sent an email saying “Hi Paul, we noticed you haven’t signed up for the Holdenby Duathlon yet”. Hmm, so I haven’t! Within a few hours I’d corrected … Continue reading Holdenby Duathlon – Race Review

6 years on: A review of a self supported cycle from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

Just over 6 years ago, a good friend (Minesh) and I took off on an incredible adventure, cycling self supported from John O’Groats to Land's End. Blogging wasn’t such a big thing at the time so most of my thoughts and memories were captured on daily Facebook posts. I thought now would be a great … Continue reading 6 years on: A review of a self supported cycle from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

Lakes in a Day: Race review

Lakes in a Day – 7th October 2017 50 Mile Ultra run Event Website After completing my first 50 miler in 2016, I wanted to set myself a similar target for this year. One of the things I love about running is being able to explore new areas at a leisurely pace that only running … Continue reading Lakes in a Day: Race review

Musings on a long walk: Marathon Running V’s Marathon Walking

I am privileged to be an ambassador for the National Running Show. Through this community I was recently given the opportunity for a late entry into the Shine Walk,  a 26.2 mile walk through London at night in aid of Cancer Research UK. Now, if you mention the words free, entry and marathon to me in … Continue reading Musings on a long walk: Marathon Running V’s Marathon Walking

Focus on what you can control: 5 reasons to run a race recce

In 3 weeks’ time, I’ll be running the Lakes in a Day event, a 50 mile ultra run from the top of the lake district to the bottom with over 4,000 metres of ascent. For me, as I would guess for 99% of people, this will be a huge challenge, pushing me well beyond my … Continue reading Focus on what you can control: 5 reasons to run a race recce

Making the most of a bad situation

This week started off great. I was on a real high from last weeks Northampton Half Marathon, having really enjoyed the course and set an unexpected PB. I took 2 rest days on Monday and Tuesday and spent my lunchtime training sessions with some good stretching and core work. By the time Wednesday came around … Continue reading Making the most of a bad situation

Northampton Half Marathon: race review

Northampton Half Marathon, 3rd September 2017 13.1 miles, 1hours 45 minutes Event website Being a true Northamptonian, entering this race was a no brainer. Logistics for the race were straightforward. They had registration open on Saturday which I took advantage of which meant there was little to do on race day other than get myself … Continue reading Northampton Half Marathon: race review

“You are spoiling us, Mr Ambassador!”

Well, what a few weeks! I’ve been focusing this summer on developing my own Social Media presence, with the emphasis on running. One of the main reasons was to start documenting the races I’ve run, the training I’m doing and my general musings on running, fitness and exercise. This was mainly for my own benefit … Continue reading “You are spoiling us, Mr Ambassador!”