Leith Hill Half Marathon – 29 February 2020

My race recap of the Leith Hill Half Marathon from last weekend is now online. Click here or use the drop down list at the top of the page, under Race Reviews.

I recorded most of the race on my new 360 degree camera, so check that out above and if you’re so minded, click through to YouTube and hit subscribe.

It really does help! And my race recap and video of the following day’s Big Half will be up later this week.

Throw Back Thursday to HM PB

It’s been a particularly long week and while I’ve got a few runs in (some good, some not so good), it’s been difficult to do anything worthy of blog content.

So this week I’m going to settle for a Throw Back Thursday – to RunThrough Victoria Park Half Marathon in March 2018.

Low resolution retro

That race is still my Half Marathon PB – 1:22:48. I haven’t run many pure half marathons in the past year, with the focus on ultras. But now the sub-3 hour marathon training is back on there should be a few speedy half marathons along the way.

Here we go again…

So this is a fairly big one even for me, even if the ultras are “baby” ultras. Thursday, Friday, Saturday morning, Saturday evening and Sunday 🏃

Saturday will be the hardest to judge. Get around the morning ultra as fast as I can to give myself a longer rest before the afternoon one, or treat it like one long ultra with an enforced lunch break? 🤔


Not entirely sure I even have this in me at the moment if I’m honest but I’ll give it everything. Run until I drop and then start crawling 🙌 after this it’s three weeks race free to recover before the Cotswolds Way 100km.

As ever, I’ll post a combined race report of the five-in-four after they’re run.