Can I compare thee…?

Running’s weird: races are all about who comes first, but so few people can realistically train for that level of success, why do the...

No one is making you

I just read a social media post from one of my athletes, “Sadly, I can’t go to xxx because I have a 12 mile run to do.” Just reminding...

Just do it

I’m a great procrastinator and so a phenomenal planner. I have to be, or a new shiny thing will distract me. Today, I thought that other...

Reflections on a theme

1st January is rather arbitrary for a beginning, isn’t it? It has no solar/seasonal significance and doesn’t even fit with any ancient...

Guilty feelings

My excellent friend and colleague Joanna (see her fabulous work) once reminded me that I can do anything, not everything. I’m struggling...

Making it a routine

People sometimes ask me how I manage to get my training and fitness activities wedged into my week. Routine is key! Although I’m trying...

What do you do?

When life’s a bit much and things are getting you down, what do you do? I try to avoid getting that far, thinking carefully about what’s...

It’s always a choice

Anyone who ever speaks with me about anything will know that this is one of my catchphrases. As I sit here, with a gale blowing outside...

Is it working for you?

Yesterday, I had the great privilege of leading an outrun with Tilehurst Runs Together. We ran 7 miles around our little town (or is it...