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Run like the wind

2 days, 19 hours

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 ...

2 days, 19 hours ago

Why have you come?

3 days, 7 hours

I'm currently sat at my kitchen table, thinking about how I really should be out running in the rain to weather-acclimatise in time for Snowdonia in a couple weeks. But there ...

3 days, 7 hours ago

Ifield Mill Pond parkrun

5 days, 3 hours

Well, how are we all?  It’s been a while.  I am just about all right.  As you may know, I have been struggling all spring and summer with an ankle injury ...

5 days, 3 hours ago

Embrace the positives

5 days, 22 hours

This year’s Chester Marathon didn’t go according to plan. Not for the first time, the course bit me. Not for the first time, it left me floored (literally) at the ...

5 days, 22 hours ago

Still taking it easy

6 days, 5 hours

I have still been taking it pretty easy, with just a coule of short runs this week, a short cycle and a swim session. Climbing tonight and then a swim session in ...

6 days, 5 hours ago

Ah ********!!!

1 week, 4 days

Well, it’s last long run weekend, and peak mileage week for training, and in typical Barber style, your man here’s ****** it up! Had this vision that if I could ...

Racing 800m as a veteran

1 week, 5 days

“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 ...

Lessons learnt

2 weeks, 1 day

It's  been  a weird summer. I haven't managed to run any PBs, but  enjoyed the races l have entered.  I missed a half marathon, because I felt under pressure to ...

2 weeks, 1 day ago

7 Months to London

2 weeks, 2 days

In 2020, I'll be sixty.   Thank you, no, I can't believe it either, but it's true.   And I've wanted to run the London Marathon for years. In a ...

Wow! What a Buzzzzzzzzzz

2 weeks, 3 days

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 ...

So my last Blog was on 3rd June and it was a milestone one as it was my 200th, sadly after then I lost my Blogging mojo!  Interest in Blogs for some ...

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 ...

Thames Path 100k

3 weeks, 4 days

Well I survived and for the short version, I did it, all of it 😁 Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a very long blog!!  😂 I was actually more organised for ...

3 weeks, 4 days ago

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 ...

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 ...

1 month, 1 week ago

Runs #8 and #9

1 month, 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 ...

1 month, 1 week ago

After the awe-inspiring achievements of recent weeks, it seems almost ludicrous to expect anyone to take any interest in my very minor doings. Still, I can but offer. (Although I want to ...

1 month, 3 weeks ago

Progress

2 months, 3 weeks

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 ...

2 months, 3 weeks ago

Sunrise Runway Challenge

3 months, 3 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 ...

3 months, 3 weeks ago

That was the warm up

4 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 ...

4 months, 2 weeks ago

UP TO 10...

4 months, 3 weeks

An update to runs and my training. Event number 3 this was Curley’s 5k trail race the second in the trilogy. My first race I was really pleased with and determined ...

4 months, 3 weeks ago

Challenge Yourself: Best Tips...

4 months, 3 weeks

With most of the population having liberal access to the Internet and with the weight loss industry booming - it is no wonder that so many people are opting to utilize online weight ...

Starting slow

5 months, 1 week

Today was the first step. Tomorrow will be the first run of the training schedule. I have eaten almost everything unhealthy left in the house from Easter and I am ready to ...

London Marathon 2019 - Loved ...

5 months, 3 weeks

Wow!  What a day!  That was just the best, thank you London.  Anyone thinking of running a marathon then you just have to do this one, I loved every step of it ...

5 months, 3 weeks ago