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Day #6 - 3.45 miles walk to a...

3 hours, 13 minutes

Total to date: 44.7km 155.3km left A nice gentle stroll over to South Norwood Country Park with Alan and a pleasant wander around. Quite a few folks out and about ...

3 hours, 13 minutes ago

Ooh, I miss my exercise bike!

5 hours, 45 minutes

I used to be a keen runner – I was very slow (but hey, these days I have the excuse of being officially ‘blind’*). I managed to ‘run’ (well, get round!) the London ...

5 hours, 45 minutes ago

Hot, Wet ‘n’ Humid!

1 week, 2 days

A very wet-warm, warm-wet, wet-warm run today with (very welcome) heavy showers cooling my hot ‘n’ humid shuffle. Plagued with lethargy & back ache this wasn’t my most convincing run but ...

Things are picking up

2 weeks, 4 days

My life is slowly getting back to a state of normality. I already work from home, so no change there. The kids are at home but older enough to keep themselves busy ...

2 weeks, 4 days ago

sober day 2

2 weeks, 6 days

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 ...

2 weeks, 6 days ago

Week 5 Day 3

1 month, 2 weeks

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

1 month, 2 weeks ago

Back in the saddle

2 months

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 ...

Lockdown Syndrome

2 months

Lockdown Syndrome: It’s a bit like slowtivation really; I’m not sure if it’s a thing, but just because someone else hasn’t decided yet to call it a thing ...

Checking back in!

2 months, 1 week

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 ...

2 months, 1 week ago

Five Weeks

2 months, 2 weeks

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 ...

2 months, 2 weeks ago

More chat than expected. Bug crawl is weird.

And then everything changed

3 months, 1 week

I haven't updated the blog for a while because I knew my next post would be my 100th. I wanted to make sure I had something memorable to write about. Yeah ...

3 months, 1 week ago

Strange Times

3 months, 1 week

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 ...

3 months, 1 week ago

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 ...

4 months ago

Here we go again

4 months

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 ...

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 ...

new year new challage

4 months, 1 week

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 ...

4 months, 1 week ago

A busy day tempo run

10 years, 1 month

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, 2 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 ...

Let's get going!!!!

5 months, 2 weeks

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 ...

5 months, 2 weeks ago

How Hiking Can Improve Your R...

1 year, 10 months

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 ...

5 months, 3 weeks ago

First post!

6 months

My first ever blog post on my London Marathon prep! Wooo!  I´m gonna keep this one pretty short as I´m going to try to post something on here as often ...

"Look up. Get up. Don't ever ...

7 months, 2 weeks

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 ...

7 months, 2 weeks ago

Blog block

7 months, 2 weeks

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 ...

7 months, 2 weeks ago