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Conti 24 hour Thunder Run

Hi Everyone, I hope you are all well?

Well there you have it, Last weekend I undertook my 24 hour running challenge and it was super tough! In this post I will try to bring you an insight into my run and just how hard it really was. 

On the 20th July I lined up on the start line with a couple of hundred other runners waiting to begin 24 hours of running. There were roughly 3000 runners at this event some running in teams of 8, 5, pairs and like me solo. In the male solo category I was 1 of 98 runners. I can't explain to you how amazing the atmosphere is at this event, from the moment you arrive and start setting up your tent you can feel a buzz in the air. As midday approached the count down from 10 started, everything since February when I started training for this event has led up to this moment. Then I heard the air horn that signaled the start of the race and the start of a very long 24 hours. As the runners in front of me started to move forward a loud cheer of encouragement fr…
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Newport Marathon Race Report

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I hope you all have been keeping well and I have seen a lot of you read my race report on the Frenchay 10K, if you haven't please check it out. This weeks race report is about how I got on at the Newport Marathon, which believe it or not is my first official marathon! The marathon took place on Sunday the 5th May 2019 and is claimed to be one of the flattest marathons in the UK. It is so flat that 70% of people who run it claim a personal best (PB) and the record for the course was also broken this year. The guy that won ran it in 2 hours 31 minutes and 34 seconds 😲! he ran it so fast if he lived in Bristol he would have finished the marathon, got back to his car and driven home before I managed to get over the finish line. This year there were 6000 people taking part in the marathon and the 10k that is the same day. 

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Frenchay 10K Race Report

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As I am not currently writing my blog at the moment (Please see previous blog entry) but I thought I would keep in touch by writing a couple of race reports. So her goes my first attempt at doing just that!

On a chilly Sunday morning on the 28th April I took part in the Frenchay 10K and for those of you that don't work in kilometers like me its a 6 mile race. Why are shorted races in kilometers?, I don't know and one day I shall remember to look it up! According to their website Frenchay 10K was one of the first 10K events ever set up in this country in 1980! It was set up to raise money for local charities and today was the 39th time is has been held. The event set up was pretty good, the race HQ was on the Glenside UWE campus. There was plenty of onsite parking (which is unusual) and off site parking in the near by housing estate where we parked. Inside race HQ there was plenty of room for all the runners to prepare. We hadn't signed up online before hand so …


Hi everyone,

Hope everyone has been well?! and sorry for the sudden radio silence!

I was becoming increasingly worried that you guys might be getting a bit bored of what I was writing and I found myself repeating things quite a lot. I am currently working on a new style for my blog and I should have something put together in the next few weeks. I will also be putting a couple of race reports on here over the coming weeks so please come back to read them. In the mean time I have put a few pictures below of how my training is going.

Take care everyone and thank you for all the support each and every one of you has given me!