A week ago today, I ran the London Marathon for the second time. My first race, in 2013, was ever so slightly ruined by being tripped up after the half-way point. I managed to finish (in 4 hours 51 mins) with a right knee swollen to the size of a large grapefruit. As a result, […]

As per my last post, I’m working towards a big goal: completing the 2015 London Marathon on April 26th. Not to be taken lightly. After my last marathon experience, I’m looking simply to finish injury-free and faster than my first time of 4:51. Not too much of a stretch, hopefully. I’d love to get in […]

Wow. I had all but given up on the idea of running a marathon in 2015, when I got the call. One of the very nice people over at Epilepsy Action got in touch this afternoon to ask me if I wanted to have one of their charity places for next year’s London Marathon. I said […]

Right. No more messing about. I’m running this October’s Royal Park’s half-marathon in aid of Epilepsy Action. Regular readers of my blog will know I’ve lived with this condition for years and have found the support from Epilepsy Action invaluable. I ran the 2013 London Marathon for them, but in the process sustained a nasty […]

So…I went to see my orthopaedic specialist the other evening. And the news wasn’t great. He’s diagnosed a meniscus tear, requiring surgery. Because my injury happened in April (thank you fellow runner at the London Marathon), because I’ve rested and stretched and avoided long runs and because the pain is getting worse: he recommends surgery […]

So…I had my appointment with the orthopaedic specialist and those of you who had placed bets on me needing an MRI can cash in now. He thinks I’ve damaged cartilage in there but wants to get a good look inside. Good news: I may be able to get the scan done in the next few […]

So with just a few weeks to go until this year’s Royal Parks half-marathon, I’m waiting on an appointment to see a specialist about my knee. Those of you with long memories will remember that I was tripped up during this year’s London Marathon (thanks again, inconsiderate tool!) and wrenched my knee while trying to […]

I may well be… I’ve just entered the ballot for places in the 2014 London Marathon! I know I had a really tough time of it at this year’s event, but I’m confident I could shave at least 30mins off my time next year. (If I can avoid getting tripped up and injured again!) I […]

I survived the London Marathon – but only just! I know it’s been almost a week since I ran it, but the fact that I had to get up at 4am the following morning to fly to Jersey on business and the unrelenting workload since then have combined to make blogging about it all…a bit […]