It is exactly a week ago that I stared right into the eyes of my nemesis at the starting line of the Vitality Oxford Half Marathon. Scrolling back to 2015, exactly year ago, I had the most disastrous run to date, at this very same event. Instead of collecting the finishers’medal in 2015, I had to pull out after only a couple of km’s due to my ITB playing up, and limp back to the race village, leaving behind a group of friends who were also racing that day. I felt especially frustrated because at that time, I had barely just recovered from another injury, impacting…

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Here we go again, a semi-decent summer here in the UK is over! Today is what you would call here in the UK a very typical Bank Holiday – I could have placed my bets on the fact that it was going to be a miserable and rainy day when you just do not feel like leaving the comfort and warmth of your home and end up doing none of the things you had wanted to; and of course that I would have my traditional autumn starter cold as well! I used to be quite sad about the start of September…

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