Running should be fun:
I organise races - GB Beerathon, undertake challenges - leading London Marathon for 400m and run:
Trail – The OMM and Mudman.
Adventure – UK Challenge, Questars.
Assault course – Dirty Weekend, Spartan.
Wacky – Pamplona, Medoc Marathon.
Runners World Pacer.
The common denominator is the afterparty. I train smart and use nutritional breakthroughs to race hard. I'm looking for new challenges, what you got?
Monday, 1 April 2013
The Magnificent Six
I have been volunteering with Street Child and decided to run the Sierra Leone Marathon in May to raise money for them. I know my friends and they know me, so to raise the money the charity deserves I realised that they wouldn't just sponsor me for running a marathon, even if it is in 31C and 90% humidity; I've run plenty of marathons before, so I was going to have to do something special to get their attention.
I had my London marathon place guaranteed and having never started from the Championship start, I wanted to experience the atmosphere. I was invited to be at pacer at the Brighton Marathon and then recieved an email about the Dirty Weekend and my challenges were set:
1) Pacemake the Brighton marathon in under 3.15 (with no tapering) – top 7% of marathon runners.
2) Run the London marathon a week later and be winning the entire race at the 400 meter point – will take some positioning and going flat out to catch Mo Farah, he’ll be averaging 71 seconds per 400 and I’ll be starting downfield.
3) Finish the London marathon in a good for age time of sub 3.10 (with no tapering) – top 5% of marathon runners. Brighton and the 400m sprint start could easily scupper this.