While my weekly blog posts cover a wide range of topics connected to running, I’ve written three specific series of posts. For ease of finding and reading, the series can be accessed from here.

Either click on the title above to go to their page or access them off the menu at the top of the page or via the links below. (All open in new windows)

How to Improve at running

My guide to building your own run training plan on the way to improving. Alternatively if you would like my help and guidance, you can send me a message using the Contact page.

The Ageing Runner

A series of five posts which looks at what happens to runners after the age of fifty, how their times can still be very good and how to delay the decline.

  • Part 1 – Overview
  • Part 2 – Ageing Sprinters
  • Part 3 – Ageing Middle Distance runners
  • Part 4 – Ageing Long Distance runners
  • Part 5 – How to hold off the effects of ageing

Maffetone training review

Dr Phil Maffetone has become renowned in recent years for his Maffetone Method – a low heart-rate training system. In this five part series, I explain what the true Maffetone Method is and then look at how runners focus on the age-related heart-rate training formula and critique its effectiveness.

  • Part 1 – Maffetone training explained
  • Part 2 – My experience of MAF training
  • Part 3 – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
  • Part 4 – The Myth of MAF
  • Part 5 – Why MAF why?