Recovery…

Post-marathon recoveries are tricky things to get right. After London in April, I abandoned the sport for a fortnight, then ran 30 miles in the following three days. My body was all at sea. There was an illustration of how not to recover after a marathon. After the Lakeland Trails Marathon  in July, I was running sections of the…

A glimpse into the world of the ultra-runner

I raced in the Streatham Common six-mile championship yesterday morning. After a little over 40 minutes and six up-and-down miles, it was over. I warmed down, trotting a further lap of the common. On my way home, I glanced at my watch: midday. Some 40 runners would be beginning the Sri Chinmoy Self Transcendence 24-hour…