Fuelled by positive media write-ups Did you see these two articles written by the Finnish media about me the day preceding the Paavo Nurmi Games, Turku? It may sound odd, but reading these gave me a confidence-boost despite the interrupted preparation. Because it made me think, well, if they want to share my story with... Continue Reading →
I spent last week in Belfast, Northern Ireland. But one of the trip highlights actually took us a few hours' drive out of Belfast to Cuilcagh, Ireland. So, I guess I can add this to my travel diaries, right? Read on for a funny rundown of events on the the 15km, 3.5 hour mountain trail walk.
UK lockdown rules are loosening, airports are open and holiday travel abroad is now allowed! It's been a while so read on for travel tips on what to pack and how to get the most out of your ever-limited cabin bag allowance from a frequent flyer.
My quick trip to Amsterdam to break up my indoor and outdoor athletics season training was filled with fun, food, cycling, museums and perfectly-timed, chance encounters.
I recently shared my thoughts on the perks of training alone. So now, let me give my two-pence on probably the preferred alternative - training with a complete, holistic coaching team. Aston Moore has thankfully taken over the in-person coaching role that I clearly so desperately needed (but didn’t realise I did). Being... Continue Reading →
Day 1 - Welcome to The Gambia Passengers arriving on the 6 hour flight from London Gatwick to Banjul Airport were greeted at the airport with songs, dance and drums. What a welcome! Thank you, The Gambian Experience for the warm welcome. And to top it all off, at the end of the day, as... Continue Reading →
Are you about to visit Barcelona or currently sat in your hotel or apartment wondering where to eat in Barcelona? Well, here's a few ideas to inspire and satisfy you... Carballeira, la Barcelonetta Lunch or Dinner... You won’t have tasted as sublime, thin-sliced baked potatoes as these. The sea bass was not the best I... Continue Reading →
I was in Barcelona the day before this week’s terrorist attack. I only heard about the news after receiving a few messages from concerned friends and family asking me whether I was still there and am I ok. No, I got back yesterday. And yes I’m happy, safe and well in Manchester – well, as... Continue Reading →
Portugal, it's been real! If rejuvenation and restoration is the aim of your brief encounter with sea, sand and sunshine, here is your travel guide to the Algarve in Portugal, specifically Monte Gordo, a small town beside Villa Real de St Antonio by the Guadiana River. It's beautiful and will certainly do the trick. The Aparthotel... Continue Reading →