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Through it all, we keep moving.

2 days, 10 hours

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 ...

2 days, 5 hours ago

Tricky times

6 days, 13 hours

Life is still proving to be quite challenging, as I am sure it is for all of us. I still have limited time but am now able to get away for a ...

6 days, 13 hours 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 week, 2 days ago

Virtually Ready?

1 week, 6 days

Hey Runsters! Long time, no speak. Turbulent times in the running world (as I’m sure you’re aware) and the London Marathon is no longer happening for us fun runners. I ...

Do something for charity, they said.  Do it by yourself or with your family.  And do it on the weekend of the cancelled London Marathon.  Just incorporate a two and a six ...

Breaking Bland

3 weeks, 4 days

Ok, with reference to the title, perhaps one of the good things to come out of the craziness of these last few months is the discovery of "Breaking Bad". I'd heard ...

3 weeks, 4 days ago

I haven't posted in ages!

1 month, 3 weeks

I haven't posted here in ages, because it was not actually posting, which was very irritating. I have been carrying on getting my exercise, though. To be honest, I have been ...

Days 20 – 25

1 month, 4 weeks

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 ...

1 month, 4 weeks ago

What is yin yoga?

2 months

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

3 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 ...

3 months, 1 week ago

Week 5 Day 3

4 months

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

4 months ago

Back in the saddle

4 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 ...

4 months, 3 weeks ago

Checking back in!

4 months, 4 weeks

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 ...

4 months, 4 weeks ago

Five Weeks

5 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 ...

5 months, 1 week ago

Zombie run home workout.

5 months, 2 weeks

More chat than expected. Bug crawl is weird.

5 months, 2 weeks ago

Strange Times

5 months, 4 weeks

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 ...

5 months, 4 weeks ago

The one with the very late Sn...

6 months, 2 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 ...

6 months, 2 weeks ago

Here we go again

6 months, 2 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 ...

6 months, 2 weeks ago

But I would walk (err ... run...

6 months, 3 weeks

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 ...

6 months, 3 weeks ago

new year new challage

6 months, 4 weeks

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 ...

6 months, 4 weeks ago

A busy day tempo run

10 years, 3 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, 4 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

8 months, 1 week ago