Gareth John Marathon medal And now...relax!

After months of training for the marathon I did it! I finished in 5hrs 8mins – no threat to the podium, but having been unable to run even a yard only 5 weeks ago through injury, I’m pretty happy today.

Gareth and Evelyn John Nearly there

I’ve reached that point where the excitement of anticipation has been replaced by the reality of having to run. A lot.

Marathon Number Time to carb up

There's just three days to go before the marathon and that means regular trips to the.......

Reading Half Marathon Hobbling for Heart

I took part in the Reading Half Marathon at the weekend and my knees not doing so well. I also got overtaken by a pantomime camel!

Running Not long until the big run

Just over 5 weeks to go until the London Marathon. I’m now at the point where it’s scarily obvious that in the real world I’m not actually cut out for running.

Band playing live music Live music

You know, I never cease to count my blessings in having the opportunity to play records and talk a bit of nonsense for a living.

Marathon Marathon man

You see, this will be my 3rd Marathon. To do it once is brave. To do it twice is careless. To do it a third time… well that’s just certifiable.

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