There’s nothing like the launch of a new parkrun to draw a crowd – of parkrunners. The launch of Perry Lakes parkrun last Saturday was no exception despite a temporary … Continue Reading Perry Lakes parkrun
So it’s the second week of the year, and your new year’s resolution to take up running hasn’t quite turned you into the gazelle that you’d envisaged. In fact, you … Continue Reading No More Excuses! Start Running.
‘I’ve always wanted to run but it feels so hard and I’ve never managed to get that runners high you hear about,’ a new acquaintance lamented to me recently. Firstly … Continue Reading Patience, Progression, Perseverance. Essentials for the Beginner.
Since August I’ve had the privilege of coaching a group of new runners once a week. We’re all 40-50ish. Not that this matters but I think it is important. It’s … Continue Reading Nail your first race
There’s so much I want to say about Perth Marathon but travel and jetlag have delayed my race report a tad. The short version is that the race went so … Continue Reading Perth Marathon 2016
We’ve moved out of our house, the kids are on school holidays, the weather is cold, frequently wet and windy, and apparently my training is done. I won’t go on … Continue Reading Taper Madness
Several of the thousands of people I’ve informed about my upcoming marathon aspirations have wondered why, if I’m only going to do one, I haven’t opted for an iconic event … Continue Reading Moving & marathoning
I’m pretty sure that I’ve told ever single person I’ve met in the past two months that I’m running a marathon in June. Yet, until today, I hadn’t technically started training … Continue Reading Marathon Training – Day 1
Have you ever noticed how you come across something for the first time and then within days the same thing crops up in several Facebook/Instagram posts? Is it that you … Continue Reading GRIT Plyo & CXWorx
The thing is that I was over hungry. A soccer club committee meeting had gone over time and lunch had been on the light side so that by 18:30, … Continue Reading Lesson 1326 – NEVER EAT FISH & CHIPS THE NIGHT BEFORE A RACE
A quick interview with this month’s Runner’s World cover girl.
Two weeks after my falling out with running, two weeks of assuming that any morning now, I’d wake up and have a desperate urge to run, and I’m in danger … Continue Reading Faking it
Dear Running There’s no easy way of saying this so I’ll be blunt – I think we need a break from each other. Just for a little while. I imagine … Continue Reading When love goes sour
Today, I crawled up out of my comfort zone and took my fear of everything that has feathers, beaks, fur, wings, scales, legs, or a pulse and ran with it around Bold Park, … Continue Reading Off the Beaten Track
So now that all the hooha has died down over the change of date and re-change of date for the SCKL Marathon, the countdown to the race has begun. Only … Continue Reading SCKLM Preparation & WAMC Lake Gwelup Race
I have never participated in the Standard Chartered KL Marathon event though I do have one unused half marathon bib (due to injury) from 2013. I no longer live in Kuala Lumpur … Continue Reading Suck it Up Runners or #SCKLM4October