Countdown to Chicago

    It is finally here, the peak of marathon training. This is where us runners bash out our last long runs (normally 18-24 miles) and prepare for the taper!…

A Runner’s Body

  You don’t have a typical runners body, though?   Being in the world of fitness, I have unfortunately had many a comment on my shape and size. Most of…

Active Holidays at Afan Lodge.

  Marathon season is upon us, which means there are a ton of races on across the UK; covering all distances. With Chicago marathon coming in thick and fast, I…

Love Trails Festival

#AD    As you may have seen from my recent events, I have been getting stuck in to the trail scene. Building my stamina on rougher terrains and gaining some…

Two Books For Training: Plan for Chicago

  Back in April, I had a minor operation on my knee that meant I had to take a couple of weeks out of training. It wasn’t something that I…

Salomon Trail Festival

#AD   This year is all about the trails.    I have been a road runner for most of my running life and not because of preference, it is just…

Oxford Town & Gown 10KM – Muscular Dystrophy

#AD   After having a much-needed break since my marathon in March, I have been working on my general running fitness. As my NEXT marathon plan doesn’t start for another…

Marathon Des Vins De La Côte Chalonnaise

  As most of you may know, I ran my latest marathon in the Burgundy wine region of France. The Marathon Des Vins De La Côte Chalonnaise. Here is my review…

BIRTHDAY #OOTD/#OOTN

#AD   It is that time of the year again… BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS!   This weekend (and last) I’ll be putting my glad-rags on, swapping the trainers for a pair of…

What’s On The Menu?

  Diet.What does that word mean to you?   In nutrition, diet is the sum of food consumed by a person or other organism.[1] The word diet often implies the use of specific intake of nutrition for health or weight-management reasons…