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Last week had me on 12th, 2x100warm up rest 20sec after each 100m, 2x50m swim with pull buoy rest 30sec after each 50m, kick moderate pace rest 30 sec after each 25m ...

A Wet and Wild Weekend

4 days, 1 hour

 As the forecast for Saturday was so bad I set the alarm for 5.30am and headed off on my run just before 6 o’clock. I wrapped up ready for wind ...

4 days, 1 hour ago

Slowtivation

1 week, 1 day

I don’t know if it’s actually a thing – I don’t care – I’m making it a thing. I suspect many of you will recognise it even before I’ve ...

1 week, 1 day ago

I haven't been able to run for years, because of my bad hips. There have been a few times recently when I have had to run, to catch a train. It ...

A busy day tempo run

9 years, 8 months

Today was busy at work with a meeting that didn't finish until 1:30 so I quickly got changed and went out on a 3 mile tempo run on my own ...

This is was what I was asked last night; ‘why on earth would I want to run one ultra, let alone two ultras back to back’?! This was also a question I ...

Further, not faster

1 week, 5 days

That's the mantra for 2020 as I shift my focus away from time chasing and take on my first ultra. Yes, the unticked box from last year will get addressed, although ...

Now if I'd known that turning 60 was going to be such a long celebration, so much fun and such a great opportunity to catch up with friends and family then ...

Travels with Smartie (2)

2 weeks, 3 days

At the beginning of September, we were off on our travels again, this time to Saas Fee as volunteers for the Monte Rosa Ultra. Two trains got us to Visp, where we ...

2 weeks, 3 days ago

Stand & Deliver!

2 weeks, 6 days

‘Give us your f***ing money’ Using the words Bob Geldof famously didn't say and now that (one of) the big runs is out of the way, it's time to ...

2 weeks, 6 days ago

Let's get going!!!!

4 weeks, 1 day

I can't believe how quickly time is passing by! I still havnt done much training but I have upped my gym attendance. Good news is I now have a road bike ...

4 weeks, 1 day ago

I started the year with a New Years Day Parkrun.  It found it incredibly difficult. I was still recovering from that flu type virus which has been going round. I would have ...

Many people assume that to become a good runner you simply need to run lots. However, I’ve found there are other factors you should consider if you’re looking to improve ...

Why DO we do it?

1 month, 1 week

I haven't been for a run in 10days. There's been a variety of reasons, mainly just too much going on & too many family demands. I have to admit that there ...

1 month, 1 week ago

First post!

1 month, 2 weeks

My first ever blog post on my London Marathon prep! Wooo!  I´m gonna keep this one pretty short as I´m going to try to post something on here as often ...

The Leas parkrun

1 month, 2 weeks

Well what do you know?  It’s a brand new year.  It’s a whole new decade.  And I’m still here and still running.  Only just though.  At the moment my ...

1 month, 2 weeks ago

No matter how far I stray I would always find my way home. And so here I am once more. Hi Buzzer it's been awhile. I've missed you.  Chicago never ...

Blog block

3 months

Well its a long while since I blogged, but the running has continued. I have to say that I do now have the t-shirt (of the club i joined) and have completed ...

3 months ago

Middle aged nervous bloke who DOES know what he’s letting himself in for but has the luxury of having no children at home... However.. I have a question for the group ...

Could do better! 😂

3 months, 1 week

Hi all you lovely people! 😊 That sentence relates to my serious lack of blogging for what seems like years and years! I've had trouble getting signed back in but after what ...

3 months, 1 week ago

Hello Buzzers 😁 Snowdonia Marathon Eryri - that truly magical set of words. My usual apologies in advance. If you think my blogs are always long, fasten you’re seat belts because this one ...

3 months, 1 week ago

It's a wrap.

3 months, 2 weeks

Considering the time of year, one could be forgiven for thinking the title of this post has something to do with the conclusion of a long running season. Which it does, in ...

3 months, 2 weeks ago

Alarm went of at 4:30, Max was already up taping her feet and I tried to start eating. I always struggle in the morning and race day is no exception. I ...

4 months ago

Run like the wind

4 months, 1 week

I think the goal of this will to be to focus on how I feel after running honestly. It helps to take stock of how a run went and how I’d ...

4 months, 1 week ago