Loch Ness Marathon – Race Report

A year earlier than I’d originally planned, yesterday I toe’d the line in my first marathon. I’d heard great things about the Loch Ness Marathon, and Inverness is a lovely town, so where better to start my marathon journey? My training had been consistent – I’d done every workout on the plan, every gym session, […]

2 weeks to go

This has been a good training week. Not spectacular, just solid, grinding out the workouts. Hard to believe this is the end of week 14 of my marathon training. It struck me yesterday that today’s long run would be the last time I’d do this kind of volume for a while – I’m going to […]

Week 5 – Almost a third of the way there!

Holy moly, this is the end of week 5 of my training plan, which means that the Loch Ness Marathon is only 11 weeks away! That means I’m almost a third of the way through the plan 😳 The training has stepped up this week. Not massively, but up until now it’s been lots of […]

My Addiction

I bought my first proper road bike back in Spring 2005. Within 6 months I would do my first road race, and in the following 10 years bike racing became a huge part of my life. It’s a sport that demands commitment – if you’re going to race, you need to put the training effort […]

Merry Christmas everyone!

So this is Christmas, and what have you done? Another year over, a new one just begun. I’m writing this a little earlier than I had thought I would, after The Circle & ACK’s Christmas Party yesterday afternoon. Given the reputation of some of my colleagues, I did wonder if I would be in any […]