The Tubby Runster - The Road To London 2021

  • Filter
Andrew Smullen


Blog started:

The Tubby Runster - The Road To London 2021

Do you like tubby blokes? Do you like tubby, middle aged running blokes? Do you like watching people suffer?

If you can answer yes to all of those questions, this could be the blog for you. After an injury at the London Marathon 2015 (and the subsequent struggle to reach the finish) saw me retire from running after 5 marathons, 2019 has seen me sign up to do it all again.

Am I stupid? Will I triumph or will I fail? **** knows, but I'll record the whole car crash here for your delight. Come along for the ride and follow me on Insta (@tubbyrunster) to see how it all pans out.

#vlm2020 #londonmarathon #marathontraining #tubbyrunster #teamorange

Blog Statistics

52Blog Posts

No Turning Back

London Marathon race day is upon me, the nerves are crushing, the smell of deep heat is overwhelming but I’ll be heading to the start line to give it my best shot. I’m not 100% fit so what that best shot will be is in the lap of the gods. A heartfelt...


Hey Runsters!  When we last saw our intrepid runster he had been struggling to get back on the horse after holidays and new working commitments had driven a stake through the heart of his marathon training schedule. Yesterday though, with just two wee...

Working 9 ‘til 5!

Hey Runsters! After the success of my 19 miler a couple of weeks ago I’d like to tell you that I’d built on that success…..but I can’t, so I won’t. For many reasons (not least that I have a new job working the same hours as Dolly Parton) I haven’t don...

Slow & Steady

Hey Runsters!  With heavy cloud cover and even some light drizzle this morning I could be forgiven for my assumption that today’s run would be cooler. Not a bit of it though. I’m sat here in recovery sweating like Boris Johnson in receipt of a CSA let...

Sweaty Betty

I don’t know if it was the heat, the humidity, a lack of water or plain old running anxiety but I just wasn’t feeling it today. It took me a good couple of miles and walk breaks to get into my rhythm but once there I plodded along and hit my target: so ...

Getting Ahead

When we last saw our intrepid tubby fella he had boldly printed out a marathon training plan without a thought for his own personal safety. That's the kind of guy he is. With all kinds of bluster about 'getting ahead' before the training plan starts on...