Chicago Marathon 2019 review

I was exhausted, mentally there was no way I was giving up, but I was suffering and my head was down. I happened to glance up and saw a person dressed as a T-Rex dancing away with a sign that…

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Could you run a marathon and not tell anyone?

Somebody once said that climbing Everest is a challenge, but the bigger challenge would be to climb it and not tell anybody. The same is probably true for running a marathon. Would you admit that you’re only running a marathon…

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Chocolate Espresso Cake

This chocolate espresso cake recipe always, always goes down a treat with fellow runners, with comments like “Awesome!” and “Mmmmm” regularly heard. And it’s so simple that Ami makes it as it’s mainly just bunging the ingredients together. It’s an…

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The only way is up!

“The only way is up”, sang Yazz and the Plastic Population, and it certainly is if you’re attempting to go up the Col du Tourmalet. Except I wasn’t doing it the easy way, rather than drive up it or cycle…

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Tokyo Marathon thoughts

The 2018 Tokyo Marathon is my fifth World Marathon Major in my quest to get World Marathon Majors Six-Star Finishers Medal. I wasn’t meant to run it this year, but peer-pressure got the better of me and I entered. And…

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