Cardiff Half Sub 90 PB Success – Third Time Lucky!

February 1, 2019

Ah the sub 90 minute Half Marathon. It has become an achievement that lots of runners aim for. It has been a goal of mine for a few years now. In 2018 after several years of trying to beat 90 minutes in the Cardiff Half Marathon I finally did it. Sorry it’s taken me so… Read more »

My Cardiff Half 2017, No PB But Lessons Learnt

October 9, 2017

My plan for this year as many of you know was to beat last years 1:30:00 PB. However, things didn’t quite go to plan. On the day I completed it in 1:31:43. I say ‘completed it’ – I got over the finish line, just, and collapsed into the barriers. I tried to walk to collect… Read more »

7 Brain Hacks To Help You Smash Any Half Marathon

September 29, 2017

Are you running the Cardiff Half Marathon this Sunday? Or do you have any other races coming up? I’ve got some handy mental games that you can use to help get you through the tougher/darker moments of your race! I’ve been running the Cardiff Half for several years now. However, even with all the experience… Read more »

Severn Bridge Finishers Medal & Bib

2nd Place At Severn Bridge 10k Race Fueled By Fat!

August 31, 2017

Last week I was offered a place at the Severn Bridge 10k race on the weekend. A friend at work had to drop out due to injury. This was perfect timing for me as I was hoping to enter a 10k race before the Cardiff Half Marathon came along. Why enter a 10k race while… Read more »

A Tough(est) Weekend

June 19, 2017

Slightly later than planned but better late than never! I must firstly thank Gareth at Obstafit for asking me to write this post. I must also thank Gareth and Mikey for all their coaching and training.  I credit them  completely for teaching me how to climb over walls properly and get up ropes! Thanks also goes… Read more »

Gareth Adam & Andrew at the end of Toughest Race

Cardiff Half Finish

Cardiff Half Marathon, Chasing a Sub 90 Half

October 3, 2016

So far It’s been a busy year for road races. Did the IAAC World Half Marathon in Cardiff in March, the Edinburgh Marathon 31st May, Swansea Half 26th June and on 2nd October I did the Cardiff Half Marathon. Also ran lots of obstacle races in between, so it’s been a full on year for… Read more »

Mens Health Survival Of The Fittest 2016

September 26, 2016

I’ve been doing the Mens Health SOTF Race for a few years now in Cardiff. It gets better each year. I remember a few years ago, the obstacles weren’t great but I always enjoyed it because the atmosphere was always fantastic. Nowadays Rat Race/Mens Health have upped their game, lets be frank they had no… Read more »

My Menshealth Race medal 1016

Dirty Dozen Usk

Dirty Dozen Race Usk 2016

July 17, 2016

First of all, sorry it has taken so long to get this blog post up. We’ve been very busy lately planning races and bootcamp sessions etc though that’s no excuse for slacking! In July we all did the Dirty Dozen race in Usk. For those that did it i’m sure you will all agree it… Read more »

Swansea Half, Chasing a PB

June 28, 2016

The Swansea Half Marathon I’d decided was going to be a fun race for me, I told everyone who asked that I was going to take it easy. After months of hard training for the Edinburgh marathon, I was going to run a comfortable pace at Swansea and just enjoy the race atmosphere. Deep down… Read more »

Swansea Half Name Badge

Ga & Mike at Toughest Race Pippingford Park

Toughest Race Pippingford Park 2016

May 5, 2016

One of the biggest players in the Euro OCR Industry brought its Race to the UK for the first time this year. Nordic based company Toughest decided to pick Pippingford Park London to be the location for their first UK Race. There was a lot of hype around this race with some huge signature obstacles… Read more »