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Tapering for the 2021 London Marathon

Tapering for the 2021 London Marathon

It is now less than 2 weeks until the 2021 London Marathon.  I cannot believe how fast the time has gone from gaining a place until now.   I will be the first to admit my training has not gone to plan, and I wish I had done more - I think everyone does.  Now is the...

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Final training push for the London Marathon

Final training push for the London Marathon

It is only a few weeks until the 2021 London Marathon. Recently my training has ‘stumbled’, and this week I need to pull up my socks!  A busy workload, weather, and lack of motivation haven’t helped…. We all go through periods of uncertainty, self doubt and ‘lack of...

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First day of training build up for London Marathon

First day of training build up for London Marathon

It is Monday, it is not raining, and the day has been full of clear blue skies.  I have worked productively all day.  It has been a good day.  All of this is secondary though to one thing... first day of London Marathon training build up is done! I am running to raise...

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Wow!  I am running the London Marathon 2021 for MapAction

Wow! I am running the London Marathon 2021 for MapAction

I have very kindly been offered a place at the 2021 London Marathon to help raise funds for MapAction. I will be pulling on my trainers and putting in the many miles and hours of training so I can give my best on the day of the marathon... all to maximise awareness...

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London Marathon 2020 – done!

London Marathon 2020 – done!

As I said in my previous post on this years London Marathon: "Wow!  This year is the 40th year of the London Marathon.  This is one of the most iconic mass participation event in the world, and this year it is celebrating 40 years… amazing."  Even...

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Running the virtual London Marathon 2020 – 40th year!

Running the virtual London Marathon 2020 – 40th year!

Wow!  This year is the 40th year of the London Marathon.  This is one of the most iconic mass participation event in the world, and this year it is celebrating 40 years... amazing. This year is different to all before.  We will be running a virtual race - no big...

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Running an Ultra Marathon – compete or complete?

Running an Ultra Marathon – compete or complete?

As I begin to wind up my training towards reinvigorating my passion for long runs, for example next years Threshold series 52 mile Race to the Tower Ultra Marathon (I am running in support of Dogs Trust), I reconsidered a question I was posed years ago - to compete or...

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Ultra running for the Dogs Trust

Ultra running for the Dogs Trust

I am running the virtual London Marathon 2020 (26.2 miles) and the Race to the Tower 2021 ultra marathon (52 miles) to raise funds for the Dogs Trust. Please help me support the Dogs Trust: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/EdwardWallington​ I have a wonderful dog...

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Getting back in to running

Getting back in to running

It has been a little while since I had a really good series of runs. From a batch of injuries to lack of motivation, I am only really getting back into serious running now. I was certainly lacking motivation. To get myself going again, I started slowly, limiting...

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