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Change is gonna come...

4 months, 4 weeks

I heard a quote yesterday that resonated with me “A calm sea never made a skilled sailor”.  It made me think about us Buzzers – we learn much more from the tough patches ...

4 months, 4 weeks ago

Well, I thought I'd swap my couch to 5K app and try the Realbuzz 5K beginners plan.  I'm on week 2 session 2 and it nearly killed me!  I've ...

5 months, 1 week ago

Well, she didn't *make* me, but... This morning, I thought that tonight, I would get Mr Flump to run me up to the gym, this evening. However, after a long day ...

Return of the Jedi - sort of....

5 months, 3 weeks

I have not run since last September... sometime last autumn I had it in mind to be somewhere near fit enough for a marathon by now but a sharp dive in confidence ...

5 months, 3 weeks ago

I often find myself in London or the South East with work and whenever I am away from home I always pack my runners. It’s a great excuse to get out ...

It's been a while!

6 months, 1 week

Hi everybody, I'm ashamed to see I haven't been on since mid December, shortly after I completed the Richmond Park HM in November. I must admit that I have been ...

New inductees into the realbu...

6 months, 3 weeks

We continue to witness so many amazing feats achieved by you buzzers. From achievements of sheer guts and determination to tremendous efforts of endurance (sometimes several times over), you all continue to ...

6 months, 3 weeks ago

A False Start

7 months

o a lot has changed since I last ran Edinburgh Marathon in 2017. Despite me wanting this to be my last marathon (5 seems like enough) my performance = poor. Race conditions = poor ...

Pierwsze koty za płoty

7 months, 2 weeks

Entuzjastyczne przyjęcie, z jakim spotkał się mój pierwszy wpis, zmotywowalo mnie do dalszego informowania całego świata o moich postępach. Jak wszyscy wiemy - każdy początek jest trudny i tak też jest w moim ...

7 months, 2 weeks ago

Since my last...

7 months, 2 weeks

So Christmas has been and done. I marshalled the Pontardawe 5k. O my goodness, I was responsible for recording the finishing times of runners. Suffice to say I'd be happy NEVER ...

Welcome to a New Year - but w...

7 months, 2 weeks

Happy New Year to anyone who is reading this. I hope you are all feeling ready for the year ahead and have many races, goals and dreams planned for it.  Before i ...

7 months, 2 weeks ago

Realbuzz Performance Of The Y...

7 months, 3 weeks

Good morning everyone.I hope you have all had a fantastic christmas and are enjoying turkey sandwiches and champagne for breakfast every day .....no....just me then !  Below are the results for ...

According to the way of perception of the world around us, people are divided into visualists, audialists, and kinesthetics. However, in the hands of an experienced masseur, literally everything turns into kinesthetics ...

A Tale of Two Marathons

8 months, 2 weeks

Well as they say, better late than never so I thought with 2018 almost drawing to a close I would finally get fingers to keyboard and write about my challenges (although very ...

8 months, 2 weeks ago

keeping at it

8 months, 3 weeks

Weight in today at Slimming World and now down to 15st 1lbs. Happy that I continue to head in the right direction. Total weight loss since the beginning of August is now ...

8 months, 3 weeks ago

Grinning like a Cheshire Cat

8 months, 4 weeks

Well folks, would you Adam n Eve it.. I’ve got a place at VMLM19!!! The amazing and wonderful people at Leonard Cheshire have said yes!! This whole crazy debacle is really ...

8 months, 4 weeks ago

it was definitely a Misty & damp morning, what a change & challenge. loved it & 10 miles done 👍 I felt it today but for the most of it, I really enjoyed it. Hope everyone ...

9 months, 1 week ago

No Jelly babies in New York

9 months, 1 week

New York Marathon – where do I start? The short version   In short it was the most incredible day.  A HUUUUUUGE event, incredibly well organized, perfect running weather, the start line spectacular, the ...

9 months, 1 week ago

Snowdon Blog 2018

9 months, 2 weeks

I started jogging when I was twenty seven, in Canada. I’d tried out for the university swimming team, but they took their training far too seriously. I mean, daily. I thought ...

9 months, 2 weeks ago

And the eagles soared once ag...

9 months, 2 weeks

Ah, well it’s always an amazing weekend; so, why should this Snowdonia reunion be any different?  The answer is, of course, it shouldn’t be any different. And it wasn’t ...

9 months, 2 weeks ago

Getting motivated

9 months, 3 weeks

Is it too early? Will my motivation last? Will marathon number #12 be my fastest? No! Yes! Please! After a busy month of October with the Chicago Marathon and the Bourbon Chase ...

9 months, 3 weeks ago

Off to Welsh Wales!

10 months

Just wishing everyone taking on the epic Snowdonia Marathon this Saturday, a great run! It'll be cold, it'll be tough but you are BUZZERS!! You can do this! GO BUZZERS ...

The Starting Point

11 months

So where do I start? Lets go back a few weeks, where I could not due to a neurologlical problem that has affected my breathing to the point that even a short ...

So, what am I doing and why? In October 2018, in order to mark World Mental Health Day, a group of Mental Health First Aid advocates and supporters will be hiking Mount ...