Running

100 Miles in January

OK, strictly speaking, it was 99.3 over 19 runs. My target was 100 miles for the month, but who's counting? It's also felt pretty tough, even to cover this mileage at an average pace of 8'17" over the month. That's reflected in my average heart...

Apple Watch

Just bought myself an Apple Watch. Resisted when the first series was released for the fundamental reason that it had no GPS. I found it such a major omission from what appeared to be a great product that I couldn't understand what they were thinking...

New Treadmill

Not the biggest fan of treadmill running (who is?), but keen to keep consistency with hill repeats and intervals and let's face it, in grey, miserable, rainy Manchester a treadmill makes sense. Didn't take too long to assemble the Proform Premier 1300 and I gave it...

Sub 90 Great North Run

This is me at the start of the 2016 Great North Run. It's a half marathon I've run more times than I care to remember and in 2016 it formed part of my training for the New York Marathon. This year, it's my primary focus. My...