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

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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 not … 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

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