Chicago Marathon 2017

Blue skies, 45,000 runners, 2 million spectators and one iconic city. Chicago marathon is a pretty special race as far as running is concerned and it's easy to see why it's been a success for 40 years. 2017 marked the 40th addition of the race and Daniel Reynolds, Geoff Maidment and I, along with our... Continue Reading →

Chicago Marathon – The build up

I begin writing this blog sitting on an airplane heading to Chicago to, all being well, add my 4th sub 3 hour marathon major to my collection. I say heading to Chicago, we are actually heading to Detroit for a connecting flight and then on to Chicago but our destination is all the same. After... Continue Reading →

Week in Training 04/09/2017

Monday (04/09/2017) 2 runs - 3.1 miles & 5.3 miles - 1:04:36 Not feeling up to track, I decided a recovery run day would be sensible. I managed a daily double totalling just under 8.5 miles at a very leisurely pace. As previously mentioned I enjoy recovery runs for many reasons including being able to... Continue Reading →

The Viper 15 Mile Trail

This local trail race was reasonably low key and was brought to my attention by friend Craig Vernon of Mid Essex Casuals. Initially I only thought about entering and didn't enter straight away as I wanted to see how my week panned out prior to the event. The race fell on Bank Holiday Monday, the... Continue Reading →

Ipswich Twilight 5k

Following on from the Mudnificent Seven and Tour de Ford weekend, it was back to marathon training on the Monday.  The week started well as I fitted in two recovery runs, both at a leisurely pace aiding my recovery whilst getting some miles in. With the 5k on the horizon I decided to get my... Continue Reading →

Mudnificient 7 & Tour De Ford

Mudnificent 7, My first OCR as part of Team Muddy Kit. I was really looking forward to the race but also felt a little nervous as it would be my first obstacle race where someone other than myself might take an interest in where I finished. With just 8 weeks to go until Chicago I... Continue Reading →

Training Week 31/07/17

Training Week 31/07/17 - 06/08/17 Monday (31/07/2017) 4.5 miles - 33:03 My dad's 55th birthday meant time would be restricted in the evening but I wanted to get in at least a short recovery run after Sunday's bike ride. I decided an easy run before work would be the best option, so a quick run... Continue Reading →

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