For every runner out there, race planning and preparation should always be an ongoing process.

There’s lots of factors that go into deciding which race to run, such as timing (date) and the ability to train well for the event with a solid and comprehensive build-up.

Investment in carefully planned scheduling can make the world of difference when it boils down to your results — and you also need to be quick off the mark when signing up for those popular race days!

For now, though, Covid-19 has obviously disrupted all such race plans for everyone.

I am, however, planning to run the EDP Rock ‘n’ Roll Madrid Marathon on November 15th this year, and potentially, also the New Forest Marathon on September 13th — should both races be given the green light. It’s a case of watch this space.

Running the Amsterdam Marathon in 2017