The January training weekend forms a key component of the Brathay 10in10 experience. The opportunity to meet the other sixteen runners fortunate (and crazy) enough to have been selected for Team 2017. Sharing stories of running, training plans, fundraising successes and failures. Understanding how to prepare in the right way. Learning more about Brathay Trust and its work with vulnerable young people. And yes, the opportunity to run the hilly and undulating course around Lake Windermere in the stunning Lake District.
After a rather predictable opening, my mind was well and truly blown! My thoughts on the fantastic opening week of Hull 2017: city of culture
Those nice people at the Rotterdam marathon have included a short profile of yours truly on their website. Looking forward to a flat and fast race in April.
As I finished my last run of 2016 I was able to reflect a little on my running experiences of the last twelve months. My attempt to run all six world marathon majors (the timmyslam) may have dominated my running calendar this year, but there were plenty of other great experiences and achievements too.
New York City Marathon 2016
What an amazing place to run a marathon. What a wonderful race to mark the end of my 2016 world marathon majors challenge. What a brilliant experience to share with my family; the conclusion of the Timmyslam.
Chicago marathon 2016
I have wanted to visit Chicago for many years, and it was probably the place I’ve been most looking forward to running in as part of the Timmyslam. It didn’t disappoint. At least, once I got there…
Berlin marathon 2016
It was my first visit to the German capital, and following a really good summer of training I arrived feeling ready and confident for the race ahead. But first, there were a couple of days for exploring Berlin the place.
Well, the Timmyslam may have taken a break over the summer, but it’s been full steam ahead on the running front over the last couple of months, with silly distances conquered, a successful return to racing, seeing others start their running journey and the launch of a big challenge for 2017.
London marathon 2016
It’s Thursday morning, I’ve just arrived home after an overnight flight, my legs still ache from Monday’s marathon and I need to sleep. But, I’m running the London marathon on Sunday, and I need to get myself organised
Boston marathon 2016
Running the Boston marathon is a dream for many runners, and the pinnacle of their running achievements for many others. But what is it about this race that makes it such an iconic event. Is it because at 120 years it is the world’s oldest annual marathon? Is it the picturesque course that takes you from Hopkinton in eastern Massachusetts into the centre of Boston?