Tom's blog 19.9.18

By editor September 20th, 2018

I always find September as a runner a slightly strange month – on the one hand there’s excitement and renewed motivation to get the training in after some time off at the end of the summer, but I a

Tom's blog 4.9.18

By editor September 4th, 2018

As I’m on the comeback trail and trying to gain fitness, I’m constantly reminding myself of why I run and having just come back from a lovely holiday on the Cornish south coast, I’ve been reminded

Tom's Blog 12.7.17

By Tom's_Blog July 12th, 2017

Stick or twist? That question has been going through my mind as I have felt in no-man’s-land the past week or so. The Snowdonia Trail Marathon is now less than two weeks away.

Tom's Blog 4.7.17

By Tom's_Blog July 4th, 2017

Well I’m not a superstitious person but having written in last week’s blog about managing my training load to ensure I get to the start line fit and healthy, I woke up the very next morning with a

Tom's Blog 26.6.17

By Tom's_Blog June 26th, 2017

I really enjoyed the annual Friday 5 in Nowton Park – to tweak a football cliché, it really is a race of two halves – once you are on the start of the gravel track you can get your breath back and

Tom's Blog 20.6.17

By Tom's_Blog June 20th, 2017

One of my most cherished running possessions is a letter the late Chris Brasher wrote to me about 20 years ago where he emphasised the importance of speed work – given his status as a genuine legen

Tom's Blog 13.6.17

By Tom's_Blog June 13th, 2017

Fairly run of the mill training week the past week – I’ve struggled a little bit for motivation after the buzz of the race in Grassington the previous weekend and a busy domestic life over these co