Category Archives: London Marathon

Chris Brasher, The London Marathon and the quest to break two hours

I started writing this post at 2am on the morning of the 2012 London Marathon. As I finished my carb-packed breakfast, I thought it a fitting homage to Chris Brasher, the Marathon’s founder, who called up the current organiser, David … Continue reading

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NOHTARAM NODNOL EHT

The boss has gone away for Easter and the sun has turned to snow. It can mean only one thing – the final countdown to the London Marathon has begun. Last year I put word out that a few of … Continue reading

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Double London Marathon – Job done

For those of you who didn’t notice, yesterday was the Virgin London Marathon, which meant that there was over 37,000 people tramping through the city, and even more standing at the barricades cheering the runners along. What a day! The … Continue reading

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Squeaky bum time

Am I the only one sitting in the sunshine feeling slightly nervous about the London Marathon? April weather is not supposed to be this good, and if the sun stays out on Sunday, it could all get a bit tasty. The … Continue reading

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It’s The Final Countdown

With just over three weeks until the London Marathon there’s not much more running you can do that will make any difference. If you’ve stuck to your schedule since Christmas you’ve got the miles in the bank and, except for … Continue reading

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Running blind-folded

There are three months until the London Marathon. So far I have been able to get out almost every day since early December, and the mileage has slowly being growing from six to nine, twelve and now fifteen miles at … Continue reading

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The countdown for the 2011 London Marathon begins

Happy New Year, all you runners out there. Particularly to those who are training for the London Marathon for the first time. With 3 months and 12 days to go, the clock is really starting to tick. When talking about … Continue reading

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Running London for the MIND charity

To celebrate the publication of my book, Why We Run, which comes out in time for the London Marathon next year, it seems only sensible that I booked myself a place at the start line on Blackheath on Sunday 17th April. Officially … Continue reading

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Mud, mud, glorious mud…

There’s nothing like a bit of mud to separate fair-weather runners from the rest. This autumn – in London at least – has seen some sparklingly cold days with not a cloud in the sky. I think I might even … Continue reading

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Matching my son, pound for pound

Approaching his tenth week, Mrs H decided that it was time to weigh the boy again, since he was suggested at his last visit to the doctor that he was a touch on the light side and in need of … Continue reading

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