Ramadan: A Marathon Not A Sprint

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In April 2018, I ran my first marathon : The London Marathon. After months of training I ran for 6 hours non stop on the hottest day of the year, and the hottest London Marathon on record. In sweltering heat, the water ran out in the last 6 miles. From mile 20 water stations were […]

My London Marathon 2018 & Top Tips

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Pre-Marathon Psychology – Tip 1 – Stay Positive It was the night before the marathon. I had spent a week trying to push out every negative thought, determined not to get nervous. Four people had tried to pop by bubble by telling me I was going to hit a wall. I found that to be […]

Pray, Run, Repeat

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  Studies show prayer and other aspects of religion can reduce stress and promote a positive outlook. I am a person of the Muslim faith since 1999 and have committed to 5 times daily prayer and have thankfully never skipped one in all these years. As a Muslim, Islam teaches me, that God is not […]

How we raised £16k in 8 months

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  So thats £2k per month, £500 per week, £71.50 per day, for water wells in the Gambia with Penny Appeal, as part of my London Marathon fundraising. How did we do it? They say “it takes a village” and in this case it took a global village. People from all over the world helped me […]

Tapering – 3 weeks to go until London Marathon!

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So this Monday I did my last long run, which was also my longest EVER run. While many marathon runners would have reached 20 miles this week before tapering, I only managed 15. A few months back I thought by now I would have joined the 20 Mile Club, but due to a few circumstances, […]