James Barnard is Multimedia Designer at Runner's World, and blogs about running as Sir Jogalot (www.sirjogalot.com). He paced the 11-minute mile group at this year's Virgin London Marathon - the following is an excerpt from his blog.Two words sum up
Where Newcastle-upon-Tyne When September 18, 2011 First Man Martin Mathathi 58:56 First Woman Lucy Kabuu 1:07:06 Last Finisher 4:26:18 No. of Finishers 37482It was a chilly start to the 31st Bupa Great North run and with a forecast for a light drizzle later on, the conditions loo...
streets. (Although they do cross the same bridge again and have to cover some very cobbled roads).My last race of note was the London Marathon. So in comparison, the support around the course was always going to fall short, and with 14,000 Latvians running
Marathon. As you can see from my Garmin stats, the distance is slightly less than 5K. So, as yet, I can't officially boast about running sub 20-minutes.I ran this time at the peak of my physical fitness. It was two weeks before the London Marathon, after
to improve my pace, I added a special ingredient to my training. Hard work! Hard work in the form of group speedwork sessions every week. And during my training for the London Marathon this year, while adding a speed session or two, my office nickname
coughs, injuries, stomach pains) means no training.Unfortunately, this is all completely my fault. After a stag weekend in Valencia, my immune system was considerably weakened. This, followed by a flight back to London in a pressurised cabin
With one week left until my running leg of the Hyde Park Triathlon, I visited Bupa's London branch for a fitness assessment. The aim? To find out if I've got the potential to run a sub 20-minute 5K at my current level of fitness and if not, then how
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