THE RACE The Swiss City Marathon event is huge but what I hadn’t anticipated was that many attendees were opting to run its shorter races that day. The entire “marathon event” is comprised of a marathon, half-marathon, duo-marathon (where you partner with someone and each of you runs a half mara’) and a 10k race all held on the same…

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I ran my first marathon! The month leading up to the marathon was busy and as a result I barely had time to run, let alone sit down and write. Last October, my work transported me to Seville, Derby, Paris, Milan, Padua and Venice… all within the final few weeks leading up to marathon weekend in Switzerland. I was exhausted…

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This is not a sponsored post, nor am I affiliated with Ronhill by any means. I don’t tend to write sportswear reviews because I’m becoming increasingly aware of its impact upon the planet. As I mentioned in a previous post, running kit can take 200+ years to breakdown so I prefer to buy just the essentials. After signing up to my first…

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Out of the two months I’m working in Spain this year, 10 days of these were spent in the medieval city of Girona. Surrounded by mountains and natural parks in all directions, it’s known for attracting cyclists from all over the world. You’d be forgiven for overlooking this small city in favour of larger areas of Catalonia such as Barcelona.…

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Tip 8:  Enter another race beforehand Don’t go forgetting my pointers about over training, but if you can keep within the 10% mileage rule I suggested in the previous post then it could pay off to get more racing experience in before your big half. If you have several months until half-marathon-day (HMD), then I’d suggest a 10k a month…

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