Wokingham half in 1:12:19!

Angelo, Mike and I were down running in the Wokingham half marathon today in almost ideal running conditions (i.e. absolutely baltic). Huge chunks off all our PBs! 1:12:19 on a slight negative split for me – it’s still sinking in! I can forget about Glasgow now… let’s hope this one wasn’t short! Angelo and Mike …

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Gran Canaria marathon 2017

  A week later and here’s my marathon race report… Gran Canaria, my 17th marathon and substitute for Malaga which was cancelled just over a month ago. So, as most of you know by now, I finished 9th (and bagged some prize money, my first for a marathon haha!) in 2:40:57 with half times of …

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Malaga marathon 2016

My Malaga marathon cheat sheet. Course not quite to scale/accurate and I hope the wind calms a bit! Done eating, just waiting left. Not long until the C&C express train leaves for PB-town (via Paintown).   Edit:¬†marathon never happened, cancelled due to flooding!

Battling storm Angus

Headed down to Gosport today to face storm Angus over the half marathon distance to finish in 8th place with 1:14:42 (one minute behind PB but one exciting race battling the wind and making efforts to stay in groups). That completes 102 miles for the week at an average pace of 7:19/mile (faster than usual …

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Marathon heart-rate revisited

My recent minor detonation in the Frankfurt marathon has me looking at my training data more objectively again. I got caught up in shorter race performances and mission-creep set in on my lead-up to Frankfurt. Plotting out the heart rate based marathon estimate (assuming a marathon heart rate of 171 bpm and a linear relationship …

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Frankfurt marathon 2016

Here we go again! Frankfurt marathon for the second year in a row. Conditions are excellent and I feel pretty good. With recent half marathons of 73/74 mins and a good chunk of mileage in the bank can Matt, Axel and I poke in under 2:38? Maybe today is my day, as Frankfurt keeps telling …

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Thunder Run 2016

I’m sure you’ve all been dying to hear some of the gory details of our Thunder Run pair effort… The race in the end was won with 26 laps of 10km in 24 hours and 15 minutes. Christof and I ran 13 laps each following a rather simple plan of alternating laps. I managed an …

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St Ives 10k and County Championship

The St Ives 10k took place this morning and C&C had quite list of results including both mens and womens teams coming first. The course is fast I would say with only a few ups and downs. However we did run into a vicious wind on the very exposed airfield in kms 3 – 5. …

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Super maratona dell’Etna 2016

I’ve never had such a chilled out start to a race – sitting on the beach calmly watching the waves roll in. Pity we then had to get up and do a horrendously long run! Anyway, all the horrible details to come soon but for the time being I’ll say I finished the Vertical Etna …

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Pre-Etna

More scribblings of a madman or the battle plan for tomorrow? Well the plan is somewhat loose this time as the course has big ranges in temperature, gradient (although always up), wind and terrain. Plus I’ve never done anything quite like this before. So I’m going to go by feel and use my heart rate …

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