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Castle Park parkrun

29 minutes

Well it’s been a bumpy old time ever since that moment a couple of weeks ago when I decided to fall flat on my face while out on a run, leaving ...

29 minutes ago

Monday 8th April – Guess it Is Age Catching up with me All was going well after the session some 10 days ago then something went click and that was me out of ...

After all this waiting the London Marathon is nearly upon on us!  It does feel like the training is never ending, but this is probably because the race is the latest it ...

Too little time

4 days, 7 hours

After a brilliant weekend camping and climbing in Dartmoor, this week’s training is really not happening. With the kids off school and me working  I feel that the time I have ...

4 days, 7 hours ago

The phrase adapted from Robert Burns' 'To a Mouse' is well known and could well describe my training plan for London. My tried and tested sub 4 hour marathon plan has been ...

Project 3:00 - All In!

1 week, 3 days

Is there really any difference between running 26.2 miles in a time of 03:00:01 or a time of 02:59:59? Does that second or two make any difference ...

1 week, 2 days ago

70 km

1 week, 2 days

     Wiem kilka dni temu pisałem o przekroczeniu 50 km, a tu nagle 70 nie wiadomo skąd. O co chodzi? Już wyjaśniam mój licznik na  moment poprzedniego posta wynosił 58km co daję nam ...

1 week, 2 days ago

Beside the seaside

1 week, 5 days

This week I’ll be packing my bag and heading to the coast to take on my next marathon at Brighton.  The journey down south definitely feels like the easy part compared ...

I raced my 1st 5k event (event No2 of [email protected]) and surprising I really enjoyed it. It was a trail event, climbing around 436ft. I had no idea about what sort ...

Marching on....

2 weeks, 5 days

I don’t really do this very often, but when I’ve gone to the trouble of building myself a spreadsheet that lets me compare what I’ve planned to do against ...

We all have our favourite snack for our long runs; there are people who swear by porridge with peanut butter before the off, then there are the ultra-junkies who live off flat ...

The Big Half and Beyond

3 weeks, 2 days

I’ll never be a real runner but...... that doesn’t mean I’ll stop trying 😊 Apologies in advance for the mixed emotions of this blog and its length! Those ten miles ...

3 weeks, 1 day ago

Reaching a goal

3 weeks, 3 days

Trying the new Realbuzz app to write this post, so far I like it a lot! As I wrote in my last post I have set some goals for my running this ...

3 weeks, 2 days ago

If you leave it too long, it's hard to get started again. That goes for blogging as well as running. I was doing okay-ish in January - nothing very newsworthy, except for ...

3 weeks, 3 days ago

Change is gonna come...

3 weeks, 5 days

I heard a quote yesterday that resonated with me “A calm sea never made a skilled sailor”.  It made me think about us Buzzers – we learn much more from the tough patches ...

If there's one thing I've learned over the past few months, it's that you don't have to be fast to be a good runner. And there, I've ...

Well, I thought I'd swap my couch to 5K app and try the Realbuzz 5K beginners plan.  I'm on week 2 session 2 and it nearly killed me!  I've ...

Well, she didn't *make* me, but... This morning, I thought that tonight, I would get Mr Flump to run me up to the gym, this evening. However, after a long day ...

I have not run since last September... sometime last autumn I had it in mind to be somewhere near fit enough for a marathon by now but a sharp dive in confidence ...

1 month, 2 weeks ago

Baby steps forward

1 month, 3 weeks

Firstly, thank you Buzzers for taking the time to read my posts and to giving me words of advice and encouragement - I really appreciate it and you’ll see that I’m ...

1 month, 3 weeks ago

I often find myself in London or the South East with work and whenever I am away from home I always pack my runners. It’s a great excuse to get out ...

It's been a while!

2 months, 1 week

Hi everybody, I'm ashamed to see I haven't been on since mid December, shortly after I completed the Richmond Park HM in November. I must admit that I have been ...

Where did I leave off?

2 months, 2 weeks

Less than 2 months between blogs, well I suppose it is a small improvement. December was pretty good on the running front once I was on my holidays, 9 runs in 11 ...

2 months, 2 weeks ago

New inductees into the realbu...

2 months, 2 weeks

We continue to witness so many amazing feats achieved by you buzzers. From achievements of sheer guts and determination to tremendous efforts of endurance (sometimes several times over), you all continue to ...

2 months, 2 weeks ago