2016 has been really special for me. I’ve worked really hard and run personal bests at every distance that I’ve run. I ran my second marathon in Manchester in April; I was pleased with 2.48, but I fell apart big time in the 2nd half and was determined to put it right with an autumn marathon.
After a bit of research (and encouragement from training partner Gary Blaber of MKAC who had already entered) I entered Abingdon at the end of October.
My training couldn’t have gone better. I gradually increased my weekly mileage and averaged 80 through the summer and early autumn. My results got better and better winning the Bedford 10k, Tour of MK, Northampton Half Marathon and breaking the club record for 10km; I felt ready!