My ‘Roving Reporter’ race report for Isle of Wight half marathon in August, published in Running magazine.
My third race in Spain, previous being Barcelona Marathon and Rock ‘n’ Roll Madrid, and it was back to the marathon. It was my first time to Seville and I was anticipating a flat course. Everything was seemingly in place for a good race despite my niggling hamstring injury.
Yesterday morning we headed out for a leisurely 7 km run along the Guadalquivir River to help Dano shake off his aches and pains from Sunday’s Seville Marathon and to get some snaps.
With the last race of 2014 done and dusted in November, my thoughts for training in 2015 (and first race of the year, Seville) were already forming. How was I going to strengthen and cross-train, increasing frequency of both, and what areas could I improve in? I was still chasing a sub 3:30 marathon.
Tokyo is an amazing city to visit and we tried to fit in as much as possible in our nine days there. These are our destination tips if you are there for Tokyo Marathon or other.
After a summer of half marathons and the odd Park Run it was time to get back to the big 26.2 and another new destination, Budapest. After nailing my fastest marathon (3:32) in Tokyo at the beginning of the year, I was again aiming for a sub 3:30.
It’s been a couple of months since we last blogged so here is a winter running round-up of activity since our last race in November, from sparkly new kit, Seville Marathon training, trail running in New Zealand and the UK, and trying our ‘legs’ at Turbo Training.
If, like us, you fancy a nice little team event in a lovely location after a year of lots of running get yourselves to Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes on France’s Côte d’Azur next November.
BUPA Great South Run, the 10-mile smaller sister of Newcastle’s Great North Run, is officially our favourite UK run to date and one we would return to.