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Staying Positive When Injury Strikes

Staying Positive When Injury Strikes

Staying positive when injury strikes is one of the biggest challenges. Sadly as an athlete I’ve got a lot of experience to call on here. From not running for nearly a year after rupturing my plantar fascia the day after the Commonwealth Games, to frequently missing...

Finding the right running paces for you

Finding the right running paces for you

One of the most common mistakes made by new runners – or even by more experienced runners – is to do most of their running at one running pace. There’s a misperception that good runners run fast all of the time. It’s true that to get faster you need to run faster –...

Why Run Together is so great if you want to start running

Why Run Together is so great if you want to start running

Do you or anyone you know want to start running but you are put off by the thought of joining a running club? Then Run Together is for you. It’s been four years since I joined Run Together and started my own group as a Run Leader. In that time despite becoming a fully...

London Marathon Training Starts Today…

London Marathon Training Starts Today…

  It’s more than 8 months until the London Marathon 2020 but I’m starting my marathon training today. The Good For Age entries are open now. Contrary to popular belief the best way to get into London is not to take your chances in the ballot. Nor start...

The Third Quarter

The Third Quarter

No matter what the distance – from 800ms to the marathon – the hardest part of any race is always the third quarter. It’s after the start but before the end and its where a good run can be won or lost. But with the right coaching and a good race plan you can make the...

The ONE session that makes all the difference…..

The ONE session that makes all the difference…..

Is there really ONE session that can make all the difference to your running? Of course, we all know that its consistency of training over time that makes the long-term difference but for every athlete (and coach) there’s always one session that they rely on to give...

How did I get here?

How did I get here?

Like most people, I was introduced to athletics at school and joined Thurrock Harriers, the local club where I had my first coach, Roy Howe. From his coaching I learnt lessons I still value today – to train hard, how to race and the importance of confidence and...