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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...

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...