Essential Guide To Running Your First 100k + 100k Training Plan

Running 100k is no joke. If you’ve conquered a few marathon-length events, you might be intrigued by the notion of going even further.   100 kilometers is 62.14 miles, to put it in perspective. Stepping up to running any ultramarathon – let alone 100k – requires an adjustment in your mindset, pace, and fuel/hydration strategies.    … Read more

The Way Of Legends – Race Report

In September 2016 I ran the inaugural edition of the ‘ The Way of Legends ‘ stage race through Northern Spain.  Steeped in local history, culture and gastronomy, this fantastically-supported event is a first-class example of boutique ultra-running, and is set to become a regular race on the must-do multi-day lists.

By Thomas Watson

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Running Motivation – How To Kick-Start Your Enthusiasm

Do you need some inspiration or practical tips to get you running? We’ve all suffered from waning motivation, slumps, or a general lack of interest at some stage. It’s easy to rationalise to yourself some reasons to skip your run and stay on the sofa. In times like these, it’s helpful to have some goals … Read more

Mumbai Marathon (SCMM) – Race Report

City marathons are a total different beast from trails and ultras, and the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon offers a unique chance to see the Island city from streets that are usually teeming with black-and-yellow taxis, cars, bullock carts and the odd Bombayite.  Between Victoria Terminus, Marine Drive, Chowpatty Beach, Haji Ali Dargah and the Sea Link bridge, the route takes in a load of great sights and locations – despite there being a little bit of re-tracing your steps.

Living in Mumbai, this has become my local race and the only city / road marathon I’ve taken part in for ages.  This year was my third year in a row at the race – so I felt it was a good time to do a wee write up.

By Thomas Watson

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