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Are you built to be a runner?


“I’m just not built for running” this is something that I often hear from people as an excuse for why they don’t/can’t run (often after expressing a desire to run, or admiration for runners). I disagree with them almost every … Continue reading

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Daegu Worlds – My Thoughts


Whilst just quietly getting on with my 3 runs a week, I was glued to the box for the last week of August for the IAAF World Championship in Athletics in Daegu, Korea. I’ve been pretty busy since hence no … Continue reading

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Running on Holiday


July mileage: 35 (7.5/wk) I spent the first week of my holidays in the French Alps with friends, and then the second week is in the Netherlands with family. I’m not really a beach holiday kind of guy – mainly … Continue reading

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Running in Paris


Paris is a famously beautiful city, and the third most visited in the world. It’s known for it’s neat stone Hausmann buildings and great monuments such as the Tour Eiffel, Notre Dame and Arc de Triomphe. But what is Paris … Continue reading

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Running to be happy – or just happy to be running?


June mileage: 4 I’ve not been posting much recently, things have been a bit hectic in my life – I’ve hardly had time to run, let alone blog about it! Until today, I hadn’t run for over a week. To … Continue reading

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Starting from scratch – tips for beginners


May Mileage: 2 (it’s not much, but it’s a start!) Injury Update I went for my first run in two months last Saturday. Earlier that week I’d been out and done a few strides to see how my shins would … Continue reading

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Sammy Wanjiru


Samuel Kamau Wanjiru November 10, 1986 – May 16, 2011 The big news in the Athletics world this week was the sudden death of Olympic Marathon champion Sammy Wanjiru. He fell 6m/18ft from a balcony at his house in Nyahururu, Kenya, … Continue reading

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