Running

5 things I learnt training for a major marathon

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Marathon runners consider there to be six major marathons, namely Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, New York and Tokyo. I’m not happy with this list for two reasons, The Medihelp Sunrise Monster is not on that list and it’s a son of a bitch Three of the races are in America and I think we need […]

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How to track me, come race day?

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You will be able to track me on the official marathon app. The Virgin Money London Marathon mobile app powered by TCS has built in tracking facility – also accessible via the official website – that will use my timing chip to calculate my location on the course. The app also features pubs on the […]

London marathon

I am not a runner

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Small talk irritates me. When you have been dating someone for some time, you will be constantly asked when you are getting engaged. After that, you’ll be asked about marriage, kids and ultimately retirement. Humans can be extremely predictable and boring when it comes to conversation. When it comes to running a marathon like my […]

London marathon

I haven’t been sued by Nike…yet

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Some people have said to me that they really love the name Run Hit Wonder. I must admit, I wasn’t the first person to use it. Nike used it before me and they haven’t taken legal action against me….yet. The Run Hit Wonder race was an annual event organised by the Swoosh gang. Every year […]

Gear

Adidas Ultraboost 19: Holy cow balls

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I am now 150 odd kms into the new Adidas Ultraboost 19s and, I must say, Adidas have created something truly magic. I love Adidas, it’s no secret. I love the story behind the brand – how Adolf Dassler had a tiff with his brother and they split to start two of the greatest shoes […]

Becoming Kenyan

I’ve run more than I have written

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I’ve been really bad penning down some thoughts regarding the 2019 Virgin London Marathon. With 28 days left, now is a good a time as any. It feels like yesterday since I received the phone call to inform me that I had received an entry into the prestigious race. How time flies! I have watched […]

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The mental health benefits of exercise

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Posted by Joe Wicks in Wellbeing (https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/the-mental-health-benefits-of-exercise-143) The mental health benefits of becoming more physically active are becoming more and more prevalent. In this post, Kieran Alger explores the mental health benefits of exercise. How do you feel after a workout? Even when you’re purple faced and desperate for a lie-down, you feel pretty pleased with yourself for giving […]

Running

#becomingKenyan

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I love Kenya. In my previous job I was lucky enough to spend some time in Nairobi and Mombasa and I absolutely love the two cities. When my friend invited me to complete my first full marathon, I was in desperate need of inspiration. It was only natural that I looked to the East of […]