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From Runner to Jogger

Since I ran Brighton Marathon, the amount of running that I’ve put myself through has dropped massively. It was a mixture of things really. I injured my foot during the race and had to let that heal, then my body just started acting weird every run.


A Grand Don’t Come For Free

In the last couple of years I have come quite close to running 1,000 miles for the year but fell short each time. Last year I ran 954 and barely tried to reach the milestone of 1,000 towards the end of the year. I didn’t believe in myself and subsequently failed. That negative lifestyle grew more and more into the…


#RUNHAI – Day 4

Saturday was all about getting some much needed rest ahead of the Half. We had a free morning so I decided to do a bit of shopping and picked up gifts for friends, I popped into a small shop and found something wonderful, Birthday Cake Oreo’s! I also found apple fanta, the less said about that, the better. In the…


#RUNHAI – Day 3

I woke up on Friday in my comfortable bed and said to myself, “I went to a Hip-Hop night in Shanghai” I felt so far from East London, it was great. Our schedule for the day took us towards Shanghai’s Olympic Stadiums for the Running Expo. All Nike+ users could pick up a free courtesy bag from Nike and all…


#RUNHAI – Day 2

After getting some rest and adjusting to the 8 hour time difference in Shanghai, it was time to meet all of the crews and do some bonding. Nike had arranged a coach to ferry us around town in and it was the best coach in Shanghai really. SILLY THING added each crews logo to the coach in 3M! We were…


#RUNHAI – Day 1

I spent last week 2,000 miles away from Hackney Wick as I traded my usual stomping ground for the Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai. I was involved in Nike Running’s #runhai event which saw 13 crews from Asia, Western Europe and America take over Shanghai for a week to #bridgethegap. We were hosted by the Dark Runners of Shanghai, Nike China and…

26.2 Miles of pain

Why I Run Marathons

I took my last turn on The Mall when it had finally dawned on me, I was about to finish my first marathon. In less than a minute I was going to cross the finish line of the 2012 London Marathon and finish 121 hard days of training. I was going to receive a medal which emotionally weighed more than…