The start was a bit of a disaster to be honest. My alarm went off at 5am and I was instantly awake. I popped out of bed and went about making myself some… Read More

Tomorrow I am running the 2014 Dubai Marathon. To put it lightly, running out here kind of sucks. There’s no where to go so my ‘routes’ get repetitive, it’s hot even when it’s… Read More

The past few weeks have seen a flurry of top marathon places being doled out, and a whole host of first-time marathoners bricking it thinking “Oh gees, now I ACTUALLY have to run… Read More

It was an early start. Abu Dhabi is just over an hours drive from Dubai and the race started at 6:30, with runners to arrive no later than 5:45 for registration. What a… Read More

The best thing about running in a new country is discovering all the awesome running nutrition they have on offer that you don’t get at home. I am mourning the loss of Torq… Read More

I think a Camelbak is a good solution to my hot running problems and will help keep me hydrated on long marathon training runs. Thing is, I have this weird thing about plastic… Read More

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. On the whole I agree with Benjamin Franklin. If things aren’t going right, switch it up and… Read More

What a couple of weeks for marathons. It’s taken me ages to get this post out – there are too many things to say and too many feelings to try and assimilate and… Read More

For the Brighton marathon yesterday I asked everyone I knew for song suggestions to fill up my playlist and help me carry my friends around the course. I asked my Dad, who despite… Read More

The journey to today has been a tumultuous one. As well as the usual troubles of balancing training with work, increased volume and injuries and niggles, I also missed two weeks whilst I… Read More