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Boom!

14 hours, 31 minutes

That's the sound of a milestone being reached! It's about six weeks since I tentatively rekindled my running career, shaky at first, like Bambi on ice. I've known since ...

14 hours, 27 minutes ago

It's a Funny Old World is Mine

1 day, 11 hours

My calendar doesn't work like everyone else's 😳.  My mindset certainly doesn't 😂!  I look forward so much to that weekend in Snowdonia, that in many ways, it has sort of ...

1 day, 10 hours ago

The last race of the year and it was the Derby 10 mile on a different course  due to the floods the previous week. I ran this with Mum,  partly due to ...

1 day, 11 hours ago

is there anybody out there?????

2 days, 15 hours

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 ...

2 days, 15 hours ago

Hanworth parkrun

2 days, 17 hours

So where did I get to today?  I travelled to my NENYD - that’s “nearest event not yet done” to you!  In my case, it turned out to be Hanworth parkrun in ...

2 days, 17 hours ago

I have no real targets at the moment, just running, swimming and cycling as and when I feel. This week had been a bit quieter due to family stuff, but tomorrow I ...

Could do better! 😂

5 days, 22 hours

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 ...

5 days, 21 hours 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 ...

6 days, 15 hours ago

6 Months To London

6 days, 21 hours

October passed in a flash, didn't it?! On reflection, I made steady progress. I achieved my 120 km target distance for October (so I've raised my target for November to ...

It's a wrap.

1 week, 3 days

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 ...

1 week, 3 days ago

Or you can just get straight into it and have no time to worry about the things you can’t control, debate about what you’re wearing, change your top 3 times ...

My first visit to the marathon in the mountains was most definitely my running highlight of 2018. A course I wasn't sure I was strong enough to conquer was duly completed ...

June Junketing

3 weeks

I'm way behind with the blogging again! But it would be a pity to miss this episode, as it concerns one of our particular heroes. Think orange........ Yes, it's our ...

3 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 ...

3 weeks, 6 days ago

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 ...

Racing 800m as a veteran

1 month, 2 weeks

“Men’s 800m to the start.” The cold chill of nerves and excitement descends from somewhere at the top of my chest to the stomach.  The process from here on is formal ...

Wow! What a Buzzzzzzzzzz

1 month, 2 weeks

lol I wanted to share something with you ! after everything that has happened last week, I had some good news. I won a competition it was to like & retweet #pulseroll that's ...

Saturday 21st September – Journey’s End - The Serpentine 2 Mile Swimming Event Three lots of toilet trips overnight and the last one kept me awake well before the alarm was due to ...

The bike storage quandary!

2 months, 1 week

I will be brutally honest I do not live in the most secure of area's.  I certainly can't leave my bike in the back garden as it will be gone ...

2 months, 1 week ago

There’s a lot of catching up to be done, so it may be a lengthy one…. As I last left off I was in the taper for the VOGUM (Vale of ...

2 months, 1 week ago

Runs #8 and #9

2 months, 1 week

Couch to 5k #8 - Wednesday Alexandra Recreation Park – Anti-Clockwise Okay Ready: Runkeeper -On, MyRealBuzz – On, Charity Miles – On, Garmin – on (ish) Brisk 5 min walk to the park. Then run 6 mins ...

2 months, 1 week ago

Progress

4 months

I'm nearly at the 2 week mark of my training. No injury in sight (Touch wood it stays that way!) I'm so glad that I have decided to build up ...

Sunrise Runway Challenge

4 months, 4 weeks

So having completed week 8 of c2 5k and the first run of week 9, why not go for the full 5k (I don’t run fast enough to complete it in ...

4 months, 4 weeks ago

That was the warm up

5 months, 2 weeks

So for about a month now it's just been steady miles,  3 miles and never going beyond 6 miles. Been ok getting the mindset right again.  Corr dear the years are ...

5 months, 2 weeks ago