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Wet Dark and still at it

17 hours, 33 minutes

So here we are still not as we would like it to be.  It is turning out to be a hard year for everyone. In the last few weeks, I have started ...

17 hours, 33 minutes ago

Halloween Half Marathon just ...

19 hours, 32 minutes

Yesterday I ran a half marathon in 2:46:59. The first 10k was on the coastal path and was fine; the second was on streets and wasn’t nice - stop /start ...

19 hours, 18 minutes ago

Ever since my trip to Alpha Sports over the summer to get gait analysis done for the first time in years, I’ve been like a hungry child loitering around a sweet ...

Scotland is Free

2 weeks, 2 days

It's not free. It costs quite a bit to get there and get round it. It just feels like you're free. Too much to fit into a blog that this ...

2 weeks, 2 days ago

:-(

2 weeks, 4 days

Remember me? I used to post here all the time, but I haven't, for ages. I used to run, but I had to quit, because my hips gave out on me ...

FIN

3 weeks, 1 day

Well that's it. My 6th 'London' Marathon is in the bag and the medal is in the post. As I sit here licking my numerous wounds, it is without the recollection ...

Job done

3 weeks, 2 days

...legs absolutely shattered. Still who need legs when there's no running in the next few weeks🤣🤣🤣

3 weeks, 2 days ago

Some crazy year, this 2020. I'm sat here looking at a blank white screen, admiring the silence of it, the truth of it, the possibility of it. It's one of ...

1 month, 1 week ago

Like many of us I am sure. I was soooo disappointed when the London Marathon was initially postponed until October 2020 and then again till 2021.  I have a charity place with ...

1 month, 2 weeks ago

Days 20 – 25

3 months

GB Ultra Challenge 200k completed. Stats currently stand: 206km completed on day 25 Day 20 – Walk from Peckham Rye Park to home 4.56 miles Day 21 – Run in Crystal Palace Park ...

What is yin yoga?

3 months, 1 week

There are different types of yoga; some are physically challenging for the body, while others provide calmness to mind and body. Yin yoga focuses on stretching of deep musculature of the body ...

sober day 2

4 months, 1 week

First day was fine, keeping busy is key. I had to drive to meet someone for work so it kinda does not count cuz I was not really thinking of it. I ...

4 months, 1 week ago

Week 5 Day 3

5 months, 1 week

20 minutes non stop is my greatest achievement since starting the programme. Put into perspective, four weeks ago I was jogging for no more than 90 seconds at a time

5 months, 1 week ago

Back in the saddle

5 months, 3 weeks

Hi guys, I've been quiet for such a long time because - yes, you guessed it - I haven't been running, sigh. I've always had dodgy knees & being nearly 3stone overweight ...

5 months, 3 weeks ago

Checking back in!

6 months

Now then.  How are we all?  Still alive, are we?  We are all doing fine here in Grayshott.  Now that I no longer work, my daily routine hasn’t been altered too ...

6 months ago

Five Weeks

6 months, 1 week

17th April. Five weeks since that Friday 13th when the net closed in on a shrinking world, effectively limiting our radius of movement to the distance, there and back, that can be ...

6 months, 1 week ago

Zombie run home workout.

6 months, 3 weeks

More chat than expected. Bug crawl is weird.

6 months, 3 weeks ago

Strange Times

7 months

It's unfamiliar territory for everyone.  We are allowed to exercise once a day, but how long will that last?  I am trying to go out each day for a run, while ...

The one with the very late Sn...

7 months, 3 weeks

I’m not known for writing blogs close to events and this one is no change. I wrote this only 2 weeks after the magic Snowdonia weekend 2019 but somehow never posted ...

7 months, 3 weeks ago

Here we go again

7 months, 3 weeks

So it all started 6am one Monday morning in Luton airport. 4 pints of Guinness before the 1st plane out to Alicante and then a boozy afternoon with friends in Benidorm. And ...

7 months, 3 weeks ago

I want to start this post with the admin. Not to get it out of the way, but because, for me, it's big news: February Training target:                140.00 km February ...

Since I last posted my training has gone really well, I have now moved to using not only the kickboard but also a pullbouy and paddles, I did find them strange at ...

A busy day tempo run

10 years, 4 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 ...

2 years, 5 months ago

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 ...