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Real Runners

Real Runners

23 May 2018 - During the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Expo, I did a quick filmed interview for a social media platform and was asked where I would be supporting the runners during the ultra, as a vibe point co...
Family Ties

Family Ties

03 May 2018 - Running and all the running related sports have a wonderful way of bringing people together. Friendships are made, or rekindled, romance comes out of chance meetings, and sometimes you even have fa...
Snotty E-mails from my Muscles

Snotty E-mails from my Muscles

09 December 2016 - Muscle memory is an overused term in running circles, especially when you haven’t raced hard for a while and suddenly try to blitz a few kays without giving your legs proper warning! - BY MOD...
Press Truck Misadventures

Press Truck Misadventures

28 October 2016 - From losing clothes and being attacked by a branch to surviving frostbite and beer before sunrise, I’ve had some interesting times as a running journo! – BY MODERN ATHLETE EDITOR SEAN F...
Fear-busting for Beginners

Fear-busting for Beginners

21 October 2016 - Convincing somebody to take up running usually requires getting a few fears out of the way first. Here’s how to go about ‘defearing’ them. – BY MODERN ATHLETE EDITOR SEAN FA...
Just Keep Going

Just Keep Going

14 October 2016 - Running is like a relationship: We can take the easy way out, but we push on, through the hard times, because the rewards are worth it. – BY MODERN ATHLETE EDITOR SEAN FALCONER A few days...
Runner Sean and the Seven Dwarfs

Runner Sean and the Seven Dwarfs

07 October 2016 - Four Seasons in one day is nothing on what I go through each day... No, I do the Seven Dwarfs in one day ritual in my running! - BY MODERN ATHLETE EDITOR SEAN FALCONER (With apologies to the origin...
Records, Bests, and the Rest…

Records, Bests, and the Rest…

27 September 2016 - A few weeks ago we watched Wayde van Niekerk run 43.03 in the Olympic men’s 400m final to set a new World Record. It was a truly amazing performance, considering he was in the outside lane an...
Finding the Balance

Finding the Balance

09 September 2016 - There’s a story about a triathlete and a frog that I often think about when I speak to people about fitting training into their busy schedules and finding the balance between training and liv...
Here's to you, Mr Doughnut Man!

Here's to you, Mr Doughnut Man!

02 September 2016 - While commentating at a recent half marathon, I think I was asked the best ever question by a runner before a start, so this blog is dedicated to Mr Doughnut Man, who really made my day.  ...
When You Gotta Go...

When You Gotta Go...

26 August 2016 - I really love running, but every now and again my bladder decides to slow me down a bit with its habit of calling emergency meetings… and then not showing up!   So there I am, r...
Are Running Goals Necessary?

Are Running Goals Necessary?

19 August 2016 - I think that setting running goals and using structured training programmes do work, but sometimes you can just run purely for the joy of running.   A clubmate recently told me she was...
Strike a Running Pose

Strike a Running Pose

12 August 2016 - I read somewhere that the first rule of race photos is that no one looks good in their race pictures. The second rule of race pictures is that no one looks good in their race pictures. Looking thro...
The Dreaded First Bail

The Dreaded First Bail

05 August 2016 - Bail is like a ‘four-letter word’ to many runners. Don’t say it, don’t consider it, don’t even think of it! – BY SEAN FALCONER   The other day I was...
What’s Your Excuse?

What’s Your Excuse?

28 December 2015 - Sometimes we have voices in our heads that can prevent us from getting out the front door to go running, and sometimes we find new voices that can get us going. - BY SEAN FALCONER A few weeks b...