Tag Archives: London Marathon

Not the New York Marathon

When, at the start of autumn, your boss tells you to go to New York on a shopping trip to acquire some new books, it’s inevitable that you pack a pair of trainers. The New York Marathon is one of … Continue reading

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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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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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Official publication of the paperback of Why We Run

For the first year of my son’s life I hardly ran at all. Amid the chaos of the early months of fatherhood, the furthest I ran was the double London Marathon from Big Ben to the start and back, and … 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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The book gets launched in the Highlands!

The publicity tour for Why We Run began this weekend, even though the book is not out until next Thursday (14th, April). First there was a talk at the excellent Saffron Walden Festival which ended up being a free-for-all discussion … 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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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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