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Itchen Valley parkrun

2 days, 10 hours

Time to hit the road again!  I did have the ambition of raising my total of parkrun venues visited to 250.  By March 2020 I was up to 217 and then … well ...

2 days, 10 hours ago

Hospital Exercise - 51

5 days, 4 hours

Hi all. Since last blog some things have happened, but luckily not too drastic, and all to do with the chronic graft versus host disease. Things had been going well with bringing ...

5 days, 4 hours ago

Divine Intervention

1 week, 1 day

Hey Runsters! After a week of running (seemingly) on the surface of the sun I was grateful to have my prayers answered and get a reduction in temperature (and humidity) for today ...

There are 11 weeks to go and I really should've started training sooner.  In the past when I've had breaks from running, I've always found my way back to ...

2 weeks, 1 day ago

It used to annoy me…

2 weeks, 2 days

... when I saw people posting links on here to blogs they'd written on other platforms, but then, Realbuzz got harder to use, it started flipping photos upside down, and then it ...

  It's been a time for great exploits recently. First there was Max, conquering 100 tough  kms of the Lake District. More recently, the 'Realbuzz Heavies' (aka Jim and Dave) casually knocking ...

1 month ago

For those about to rock.

1 month, 2 weeks

This was a two stick job, no bones about it. Three if you count the Buzzer baton, but that has now apparently transformed into a sausage, if you believe Dave Payne of ...

Is The Vegan Diet Healthy?

1 month, 1 week

If you were to ask the general population "Is the vegan diet healthy or unhealthy?" you will likely get one common response: unhealthy! Most people believe that vegans are deprived of important ...

1 month, 1 week ago

7 Amazing pre-workout food

2 months, 1 week

We live because people take gym work very seriously, but in many cases, they fall prey to the idea that they should not eat before exercise or they go to the gym ...

2 months, 1 week ago

The best laid plans and all that

14 years, 9 months

Well with all the best intentions in the world sometimes things just happen that prevent even the most Ultimate of Olympians in completing their quest for glory. Zola Budd tripping Mary Decker ...

The best laid plans...

2 months, 3 weeks

So, was this my goodbye to 100 mile runs?  I wrote the funeral oratory to my dreams many times in the long hard miles between Marlow and Henley.  I phoned my family ...

2 months, 3 weeks ago

Flippin'eck, I am knackered!

3 months, 4 weeks

Hello again. I am sorry, I haven't written much in this blog lately, but I have been getting a fair amount of exercise, honest - not running, but lots of walking and ...

Encore

4 months, 4 weeks

After having pretty much decided to wrap up this blog at the end of 2020, I feel the need to add an extra chapter or two. In a strange twist of fate ...

4 months, 4 weeks ago

10th anniversary of my blog

8 months, 2 weeks

I couldn't think of a snappy title disappointingly but it does what it says on the tin! Well that last 10 years has flown by so as the saying goes then ...

8 months, 2 weeks ago

I don’t know! All I can think of is my easy pace should have been Zone 2, comfortable Zone 3 and steady Zone 4? Either way, my first run in compression ...

Wet Dark and still at it

9 months, 1 week

So here we are still not as we would like it to be.  It is turning out to be a hard year for everyone. In the last few weeks, I have started ...

9 months, 1 week ago

Job done

10 months

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

10 months ago

Decision made - Virtual Londo...

10 months, 3 weeks

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 ...

10 months, 3 weeks ago

Days 20 – 25

1 year

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 ...

sober day 2

1 year, 1 month

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 ...

1 year, 1 month ago

Week 5 Day 3

1 year, 2 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

1 year, 2 months ago

Back in the saddle

1 year, 3 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 ...

1 year, 3 months ago

Zombie run home workout.

1 year, 3 months

More chat than expected. Bug crawl is weird.

1 year, 3 months ago

Strange Times

1 year, 4 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 ...

1 year, 4 months ago