Six years ago, I accepted a challenge to run a half marathon every month and passed it with flying colours. The training was easy (two stone lighter and six years younger) and I consistently hit sub 2hr half marathons. So, for my impending 50th birthday, I thought I’d do the same throughout 2023. I started […]
This April, Saltwell member Rosie not only ran the London Marathon but recorded a video while doing it! Thanks to Rosie you can find what it’s like to be part of one of the biggest and most iconic races in the world. Watch her video below to soak up the sights and sounds of a […]
Chicago Marathon Prologue I’ll start my report with a little insight into my training, it was hard. Don’t get me wrong marathons never ‘easy’ but after training and running 6 of them some feel less difficult than others. I didn’t ‘feel’ it this time, I felt sluggish, unmotivated and just generally meh. It’s not the […]
Athens Marathon – The Authentic Any self-respecting marathoner knows the legend of Philippides, the Athenian soldier who ran from Marathon to Athens to deliver the news of the victory of the battle of Marathon, losing his life for the effort. There was something magic in the idea to follow the steps of Philippides, running from […]
The road to Chicago started on a whim, I knew Darren was going for all 6 stars and when he mentioned that he was applying through the ballot I thought “let’s chuck my name in” never expecting to get drawn out. The application process is really easy and you find out around 6 weeks after […]
The build up It’s around 7am and the alarm goes off. Its Sunday the 16th September, Marathon day. The previous night was spent frantically searching for somewhere that sold pasta for my breakfast. Weird I know but out of everything I’ve eat/tried pasta seems the best thing for me plus it served me well […]
Our very own Charlotte Pround is this weeks intervee on the popular Marathon Talk podcast. https://marathontalk.com/shows/episode-443-charlotte-proud/ . Very inspirational and well worth a listen.
The start 5am and the alarm goes off, what the hell am I doing is my first thought. True to form all my gear had been laid out the night before, at this ungodly hour I want to have the minimum of fuss, so a quick toilet break and change and myself and […]