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Michael Sheldrick


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London Marathon Training Blog

I've been a member on here for some time, but not really posted anything. Was going to reserve such activity till getting a place in the London Marathon,On the 4th time of asking, I've gone down the charity route.So here I'll be documenting my progess so feel free to read on, first post due shortly

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Reflections: The Big Race

All the preparation and planning was over. The fundraising done, target smashed! My bag packed the night before, the race number attached to the vest. Tracking chip tied to shoe. The alarm was set for an early start 05:30 on Sunday 24th April 2016. The ...

Its Taper Time

With 3 weeks to go to London Marathon 2016, many runners will be using this weekend to cram in some big mileage before easing back ahead of race day. Last weekend, taking advantage of extra time over the bank holiday, I went out on largest effort to dat...

It’s not about me

It’s not about me With just 6 weekends to the big event, it is important to remember why people actually take on the challenge. Many runners will tell you that it’s about the challenge, but often it’s about using the marathon to raise money for charita...

Slow and Steady

The old mantra proves to be true. With less than 2 months to go before the big day, it seems more important to up the mileage. A fortnight ago I made 13.5. Last week, I just about managed 12 miles, with the last 2 feeling particularly tough. On that bas...

It gets Serious

It gets serious I have reached the next major milestone. On Friday night, I managed a solid 13.6 miles in a total time of 1:52:27. So that’s it, I’ve reached the half way point!  It went pretty well actually. I made a conscious effort not go off too har...

New Year, New Gear

Firstly, a very happy 2016 to you all. As it is the new year, naturally, it is now time to really get stuck in to the training.  Seriously need to be getting the miles in. I’m sure I won’t be alone in this, but one of the best ways (I find) to keep ...