11-Minute Miles:

Find me on TwitterFirstly, an apology. This blog hasn’t been updated nearly enough over the past 6 months. I could blame this on being busy at my new job (I am now Multimedia Designer for the fabulous Runner’s World), but in reality, working there should have provided me with plenty of material for a blog about running.

Secondly, some congratulations. After some rigorous training with Coach Jog A Lot, Lady Jog A Lot completed the Royal Parks Half-Marathon (her first) in under 2 and a half hours. I was there to cheer her on (trekking around London and spotting her an impressive 6 times) and was very proud and impressed with how well she did. Hopefully she’ll be up for writing a review of the day soon, as it was a great event as a spectator.

Thirdly, some exciting news. As some of you may know, I was sadly denied a ballot place for the 2011 Virgin London Marathon (again). As I entered for the first time three years ago, I’ll be entitled to a guaranteed place in a couple of years (a scheme which the VLM team have now phased out), where I can hopefully finally crack sub-4. But this week I found out that I’ll be running in 2011 as a Runner’s World Pacer!

Now this is a very proud moment for me. Although I ran quite well as a school kid, cigarettes and alcohol through my teens meant that I didn’t get back into running properly until about 4 years ago. In that time I’ve run a fair few races, improving on my PBs (almost) every time and can run a marathon well under 4:30. Runner’s World wouldn’t put me in a pace group unless they didn’t think that I’d be completely comfortable completing London well under an allotted time. So in 2011 I’ll be pacing the 11-minute mile group.

I’m so pleased to be part of this event once again. I will be training my arse off over the next few months, making damn sure that I am in the best shape I’ve ever been. I’ll also be up and down the country at some of Britain’s great half-marathon events before April, so I hope to see some of you there. But it’s an honour and a privilege to know that I can hopefully help some people meet their targets come race day and it’s a role that I’ll be taking very seriously.

If you’d like to know more about the 2011 Runner’s World Pace Team, there’s a Q+A page here, where you can find out where the team will be over the next 4 months.

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