Category Archives: Virgin London Marathon

A little less conversation, a little more action

Yesterday marked the anniversary of my starting “Honge on the run”. How did I remember that? Because yesterday was also Virgin London Marathon 2013 ballot results day. I wasn’t holding out much hope of being lucky enough to get in … Continue reading

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Virgin London Marathon 2012 Race Report

I don’t even know where to begin. I’m a marathoner! Here’s a quick summary: I ran the 2012 Virgin London Marathon in 4 hours, 44 minutes and 37 seconds. I ran every single step. I didn’t even stop to go … Continue reading

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Two sleeps to go

Two sleeps to go. I’m far too full of nervous energy to write a coherent blog post, so instead I present to you a list of marathon related facts, worries, and what-ifs. 1. Yesterday I went to the Expo It … Continue reading

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Marathon week

It’s now officially less than one week until I will finally be running the London Marathon. I feel like a kid counting down the days until I go on holiday. Except that instead of a caravan in France, next week … Continue reading

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Keep rollin’, rollin’, rollin’…

11 days to go. Another day, another niggle. My life now revolves around the foam roller. So I though I should pay tribute to my new best friend… Oh my favourite blue piece of foam. So many hours spent rolling … Continue reading

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The highs and lows of marathon training

12 days, 16 hours, 31 minutes and 26 seconds… 25… 24… 23… 22… well, you get the picture. The marathon is less than two weeks away, and THANK GOD my legs have started to play ball again. My brain, on … Continue reading

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Tapering update

This morning I ran a nice, steady, comfortable 5 miles. It was the first run in a while where I felt like things were improving. Yes, I still have some niggles. But they’re improving. My physio’s interpretation of this phenomenon: … Continue reading

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