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Whiteley parkrun

18 hours, 16 minutes

My choice of parkrun at this time of year is determined by one factor - the need to stay away from the M25!  Britain’s busiest motorway is bad enough at any time ...

18 hours, 16 minutes ago

I've been a bit busy, today.

1 day, 16 hours

This morning, as I was off work, mr Flump ran me up to the gym, and I was very energetic, and spent 10 minutes each on the bike, the rowing machine, the ...

So what is the Long Course Weekend? ‘Pembrokeshire plays host annually to one of the most difficult triathlons in Wales – the Long Course Weekend, a unique event which lasts three days in ...

HU5k and beyond

3 days, 9 hours

Hello Realbuzzers 😊 Well, for the past month life has been crazy-busy - so much work to do on the Open Space, including a full site survey (all 27 acres of it) for sycamore ...

3 days, 4 hours ago

Want to be a better runner? Then we can help! realbuzz.com’s running expert Louise Damen will be hosting a live Q&A on how to be a better runner on Thursday ...

4 days, 22 hours ago

Long hot summer

5 days, 23 hours

Little did I know before committing to a summer marathon that we’d end up with heatwave conditions right at the point when my training mileage was at its peak. I don ...

5 days, 23 hours ago

So, what am I doing and why? In October 2018, in order to mark World Mental Health Day, a group of Mental Heath First Aid advocates and supporters will be hiking Mount ...

A bit late, but not quite as late as last year! Here is my race report from the scorcher that was Stockholm marathon 2018.  I traveled to Stockholm on Friday lunch, and ...

1 week, 3 days ago

Buying all the kit, buying all the kit I've been bitten by the bug Take my money, I'm a mug I'm buying all the kit. So I've bought ...

1 week, 5 days ago

Isle-Of_Skye Half

2 weeks, 2 days

…“Are you going to warm up”, running buddy asked… “Nope…pointless as just getting round is all I have”, was the honest response. Normally the temptation is to air on the side ...

2 weeks, 2 days ago

Some good, some bad

2 weeks, 4 days

It has been an eventful couple of weeks. Two Sundays ago I did my first Open Water Tri, it was at the Cotswold Waterpark and was very enjoyable. The sun shone and ...

2 weeks, 4 days ago

A hot week

2 weeks, 6 days

Thank you for all your best wishes for my Mum.  Mum finally had her operation on Tuesday.  She is on blood thinning medication so they had to wait until that was out ...

First and foremost, I would like to thank every single person who has read and commented on my blog over the past 18 weeks.  Your words of encouragement, especially in the bleak ...

Let’s Go Round Again...

1 month, 1 week

... Maybe we’ll turn back the hands of time Let’s go round again One more time (one more time)...   ‘Run every day’ I thought “Run every day” I said Run every ...

1 month, 1 week ago

One to forget......

1 month, 1 week

Within 3 steps, I knew this was a mistake. In fact, I strongly suspected it was as I filled in the form and handed over the 40 francs, but it would have ...

1 month, 1 week ago

  Hi all,    Sounds a bit weird eh? Bear with me - it does make sense! 😂   I have been going to get a tattoo for a very long time now (7 long years) to ...

1 month, 2 weeks ago

Hi all, long time no hear. Hope all my regular readers are all well and doing good.  I had to let y'all know that I have entered the HM in London ...

And 'baby' makes three.

1 month, 3 weeks

It's now four days later and my quads and calves are still screaming. They're sore. And so was I. They've been ravaged. And so have I. Funny how I ...

1 month, 2 weeks ago

Running has given me many things. I was a decent cross country runner at school and represented my district in the english cross country championships in the mid 80s.I then took ...

I love the ParkRun, I have completed 55 now and every one of them has been enjoyable... This week was my puppy’s first run with me. She (Hetty), went the whole ...

Never in my wildest dreams or nightmares did I think it’d take me the best part of a month to write a blog about VLM, but there we are. So, yep ...

What an amazing day!

2 months, 1 week

Well, what can I say...3 weeks on and the achievement of the marathon is still so wonderful!  It was such a hot day but the excitement was present from when I ...

Oh dear........

2 months, 1 week

Just looked back over what I have (or more accurately haven't) done in the last month or so. Looks very much on the light side - I need to up my game ...

2 months, 1 week ago

A long time coming

2 months, 1 week

The little incline up to Westminster Bridge a place where coincidences are made. 2014, a young fella is walking up, he is a fellow Marie Curie runner with a picture of his ...

2 months, 1 week ago