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New Start

1 day, 9 hours

Let's start at the very beginning...I had always said that I wasn't a runner but in 2015 a friend made me reluctantly agree to give the Couch 2 5k ...

Slowing down

2 days, 11 hours

I rather stupidly signed up for a 1000 mile challenge in January.  Less  than 100 miles per month.  How hard could it be?  EXTREMELY  I plodded through the year  and reached the ...

2 days, 11 hours ago

ADRIAAAAAAAANN!!

4 days, 8 hours

A 6 mile ‘long’ training run for the Marathon this morning. It started off cold, blustery & wet but came good in the end. The icing on the cake was when ‘Gonna ...

4 days, 8 hours ago

Cold Dip

1 week

Well we have been up to something new over the last couple of weeks. Evening swimming in a lake and yes it is cold, 5 degrees last night. When I saw swim ...

November was the month the season changed.  One of Hope_Mountain_Runner's recent observations on being a runner was 'witnessing the changing of the seasons, and feeling it more keenly than those who ...

Kingdom parkrun

1 week, 5 days

So what do you do once you have completed your 250th parkrun?  Well obviously you head on out for number 251.  I still have the ambition of making it to 250 different ...

1 week, 5 days ago

No matter how far I stray I would always find my way home. And so here I am once more. Hi Buzzer it's been awhile. I've missed you.  Chicago never ...

2 weeks, 6 days ago

Spurred on by the spate of recent blog posts, and the realization that if I don't get this written now, it never will be, another attempt at catching up some of ...

3 weeks, 1 day ago

Blog block

3 weeks, 1 day

Well its a long while since I blogged, but the running has continued. I have to say that I do now have the t-shirt (of the club i joined) and have completed ...

3 weeks, 1 day ago

It's a Funny Old World is Mine

3 weeks, 4 days

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 ...

3 weeks, 4 days ago

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 ...

Could do better! 😂

4 weeks, 1 day

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 ...

4 weeks, 1 day 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 ...

1 month ago

It's a wrap.

1 month

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 ...

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 ...

The difficult second album

1 month, 1 week

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 ...

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 ...

1 month, 3 weeks ago

Run like the wind

1 month, 4 weeks

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 ...

1 month, 4 weeks ago

Racing 800m as a veteran

2 months, 1 week

“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

2 months, 1 week

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 ...

2 months, 2 weeks 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 ...

3 months ago

Runs #8 and #9

3 months

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 ...