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Finish Line Abingdon Marathon
The Abingdon Marathon is a great alternative to big city marathons like London. It’s run at the end of October every year and a fantastic […]

The Abingdon Marathon


Dynamic and static stretches
Stretching – what, how and why?! Stretching can sound like yet another thing we know we should probably do, but don’t! Even if you commit […]

Dynamic and Static Stretching


MarathonTalk Run Camp Austria 2017 AIM The aim of this run camp was to explore the location, test some running routes and the Villa, to […]

MarathonTalk Run Camp Austria 2017



Night of the 10,000m PBs is a brilliant concept with amazing atmosphere, exciting racing at Club to Olympic level, and spectators watching the action right […]

Night of the 10,000m PBs


Seville marathon route
Seville marathon review, 2017 edition Reading note: I’ve written about this in detail as the little things can be important when you’re choosing a marathon, […]

Seville Marathon Review





I’ve run around 35 marathons, including around 10 Londons. Most of us know about the famous London Marathon ballot. But by my calculation, there are […]

How to get into the London Marathon




Royal Parks Half Marathon 2015 Along with a stunning route, the Royal Parks Half Marathon also always seems to secured beautiful autumn weather, perfect for […]

Royal Parks Half Marathon


Conker your goals: What squirrels can teach us about autumn training AUTUMN TRAINING Seasonal scenery Autumn is a fantastic time of year to run or […]

Autumn Training Tips


Motivation’s a big deal.  It’s one of the things I’m asked about most.  It seems to come naturally to some people.  To others, I look […]

How to get motivated



How to make time to train
Most of us are time-poor.  Family, work, friends, home; it can be a challenge just fitting the basics in, let alone training.  We often wonder […]

How to make time to train



How to run marathon
Spring. A time of daffodils and lambs for most people. But for many runners, the blossom and the lighter mornings signal that Spring marathons are […]

4 Steps to Spring Marathon Prep



reasons to race, why race, run, tri, bike
Racing doesn’t mean you have to be a competitive person. You can race for many reasons. Racing is hard but the rewards are worth it. […]

5 Reasons to Race


Recovery after sport, recovery after workout, run recovery, race recovery
If you chat to other runners and cyclists, you probably talk about how hard or long your workouts were. Much less-talked about is recovery. Maybe […]

How to recover after a workout




How to run a PB or PR
Personal Best. Those magic words. Most of us love our PBs. Rightly so, we train hard for them. So what if you want your PB […]

How to push to a PB