For the record, or perhaps just for therapy, I need to name some of the ugly truths no one tells you about distance running. I remember vividly the moment I committed to running my first marathon. It was all about the challenge, the big experiment and the excitement of having a huge goal. I knew […]
Running with music – right or wrong?
Running with music, right or wrong? I Googled the topic and there’s a whole lot of discussion. It took me a while to figure out my own position and I put it down here for the record. As a rule I do not listen to music when I run; but as a tool, music has […]
New York City Marathon
Applications for the 2018 New York City Marathon opened this week. If running New York is on your bucket list then this post is for you. I’ve updated an early New York City Marathon review from 2016 to celebrate. Run, volunteer or cheer from the sidewalk in the New York City Marathon and you become […]
Marathon fundraising tips
Fundraising can be tough. It generates a range of emotions, just like the race itself and the four months of training it takes to get there. Today I share some marathon fundraising tips that have helped me.
Looking back on 2017
The close of 2017 marks my third year of running and it’s been truly eye opening. I took great pleasure and a huge sense of achievement from learning, training, racing, and travelling to beautiful places, with the people I hold most dear.
New Year Midnight Run
Winter was falling over Manhattan and we were planning our Christmas trip back to the UK to see family. It was belligerently mild. The characteristic cold snap hadn’t descended. We approached the end of our fourth year in New York and hadn’t yet seen in a new year in the Big Apple. We had wanted […]
Jingle Bells Jog
I’m an idiot! I didn’t check the calendar. This is how I came to fly back from a Santa Cruz work trip and get back home to the Upper West Side at 1 a.m. The annual NYRR Jingle Bells Jog started in eight and a half hours over in Brooklyn.
Big Sur International Marathon
The Big Sur International Marathon is a bucket-list road race on what is picturesquely billed as the ‘ragged edge of the western world’. It’s a point to point race along California’s Pacific Highway 1 from Big Sur to Carmel and is arguably the most scenic road race in North America.