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A moment of madness

11 hours, 12 minutes

I’ve been listening to Alexandra Hemmingsly’s Running Like A Girl and on a whim I signed up for next April’s Great Welsh Marathon which takes place in Pembrey Country ...

11 hours, 4 minutes ago

The Need for Speed

5 days, 2 hours

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

1 week, 6 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 ...

1 week, 6 days ago

:-(

2 weeks, 2 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

2 weeks, 5 days

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 ...

2 weeks, 5 days ago

Job done

3 weeks

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

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 ...

Tricky times

1 month, 1 week

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 ...

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, 1 week 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

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 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, 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 ...

7 months, 2 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

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

7 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 ...

7 months, 3 weeks ago

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 ...