Body falling apart

I knocked out 222 miles in February, 13 fewer than January (a month that was, however, three days longer). As you can see, I’ve become pedantic about mileage. My London Marathon training of years gone by has traditionally flagged in February, my efforts plagued by injury or plunging motivation. Not this year, it seems. Not so far. With the marathon now six-and-a-half…

Roding Valley half-marathon

There are plenty of pre-London Marathon half-marathons to test one’s mettle: Bath, Brighton, Fleet, Reading, Silverstone. Unfortunately, they are/were all fully subscribed. Hence I found myself in Essex  today, taking part in the 29th annual edition of the Roding Valley half-marathon. After running a short loop around Woodford, we commenced a long loop, with the…

Moray Roadrunners 10k road race

The last time I was in Elgin to run was the Moray half-marathon in September: a distastrous 87-minute slog after my right calf went ping a mile after the start. Today was far better. Despite wind, rain  and an undulating course around Elgin, I finished the Moray Roadrunners 1ok road race, part of the Northern…