A change of sporting direction…


Wow! It’s been a while since I’ve written on here. Need to get better at doing this, and after listening to Lauren Fleshman on the Marathon Talk podcast last week I’ve decided to start writing about my running journey.

As many of you will know, I’ve raced my bike for the best part of the last decade. My last race was the Haughcross summer cyclocross race in August 14. I felt empty that day and didn’t have any enthusiasm to keep racing. I started training for the winter season, which involves doing a bit of running and just kept on going!

I’d run a bit before, back in 2011 after I broke my collarbone, but stopped when my shin splints returned with a vengeance. So this was a risky thing to do but what the hell. And so I stopped training to race a bike and started running.

That was October 2014, and since then I’ve done a few 5k races, a handful of Parkruns, a couple of 10k’s, a 10 mile race, and the Edinburgh half marathon! And the best bit? No sore legs!

I’ll write more soon about the training that I’m doing, the kit that I’m using, and the races that I have coming up, but for now I just wanted to get back writing. So to finish, here’s a picture of me racing. Adios for now!

Brig Bash 5 mile race, 1st July 2015
Brig Bash 5 mile race, 1st July 2015

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