View from the back – race review of the Brecon Beacons Trail Marathon

2 weeks ago I spotted a Facebook post from The Trail Events Company looking for volunteers to tail run the Breacon Beacons Trail Marathon. They were offering you a free race entry at any of their other events and as I happened to be looking for a long hilly run for that weekend to help … Continue reading View from the back – race review of the Brecon Beacons Trail Marathon


8 tips for Marathon tapering

It’s spring marathon season and lots of first timers will be coming to the end of their marathon training plan and considering tapering before the big day. Having done many marathons and endurance events in the past I’ve been in this situation many times and have improved my tapering practices over the years, often learning … Continue reading 8 tips for Marathon tapering

Preparing for an unexpectedly hot marathon

Its typical. Us Brits train for a spring marathon all winter, through the dark, cold, snow, rain and strong winds and then race day comes along and its predicted to be the hottest April day on record! Its 3 days before the 2018 London Marathon and forecasters are predicting one of the hottest marathons in … Continue reading Preparing for an unexpectedly hot marathon

Belvoir Challenge: Race Review

  Belvoir Challenge - 26.2 mile distance 24th February 2018 Event Website This is a trail run organised by the local community of Harby, Leicestershire and is aimed at raising funds for the local primary school. With this in mind, I was surprised to see an entry list of over 1,000 participants across the 26.2 … Continue reading Belvoir Challenge: Race Review

Gayton 10k Race Review

Sometimes its nice to just enter a race for the fun of it. I'm well into my Marathon training schedule now and to be honest I should be doing a long run on a Sunday. However, I switched things about a bit and did my long run last friday so I could enter this event … Continue reading Gayton 10k Race Review

Milton Keynes Marathon – Training Diary

  I love the lead up to Christmas. The last few weeks of the year, once all events are complete, are spent researching and signing up for new events in 2018. I’m full of excitement for adventures to be had and pay little attention to what training is needed to complete them, after all they’re … Continue reading Milton Keynes Marathon – Training Diary

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

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