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Wow!

3 days, 5 hours

I did it! For the first time in years, I went for a run. :-) It was a pathetic short run - only half a mile, and with a couple of little walky bits ...

Zombie run home workout.

3 days, 13 hours

More chat than expected. Bug crawl is weird.

3 days, 13 hours ago

How is everyone getting on. All my events planned for this year are now cancelled, but I seem to be pretty philosophical about it, not sure why. I am very lucky as ...

And then everything changed

1 week, 4 days

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 ...

Strange Times

1 week, 4 days

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 week, 4 days ago

Outbreak!

2 weeks, 4 days

Outbreak! Hey runsters! We're living in unprecedented times, including the unprecedented use of the word unprecedented. No surprise then, that the London Marathon comittee has taken the unprecedented step of postponing ...

2 weeks, 4 days ago

Corona

3 weeks, 4 days

These are strange times we find ourselves living in. One day, everything still seems kind-of normal; the next, the looming apocalypse has arrived, if you believe everything you read. Literally overnight (rather ...

3 weeks, 4 days ago

Chalkwell Beach parkrun

3 weeks, 4 days

So, how are we all?  I’m okay. The old Coronavirus hasn’t got to me yet!  As for the broken arm - well it’s coming along. I went to the fracture ...

3 weeks, 4 days 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 ...

1 month ago

Here we go again

1 month

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

1 month, 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 ...

1 month, 1 week ago

Slowtivation

1 month, 3 weeks

I don’t know if it’s actually a thing – I don’t care – I’m making it a thing. I suspect many of you will recognise it even before I’ve ...

1 month, 3 weeks ago

A busy day tempo run

9 years, 10 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 ...

1 year, 11 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!!!!

2 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 ...

2 months, 2 weeks ago

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 ...

2 months, 3 weeks ago

Why DO we do it?

2 months, 3 weeks

I haven't been for a run in 10days. There's been a variety of reasons, mainly just too much going on & too many family demands. I have to admit that there ...

2 months, 3 weeks ago

First post!

3 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 ...

4 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 ...

4 months, 2 weeks ago

Blog block

4 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 ...

4 months, 2 weeks ago

is there anybody out there?????

4 months, 3 weeks

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 ...

4 months, 3 weeks ago

Could do better! 😂

4 months, 3 weeks

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 months, 3 weeks ago

Snowdonia, the Novelette: 26....

4 months, 4 weeks

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 ...

4 months, 4 weeks ago

It's a wrap.

5 months

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 ...

5 months ago

Run like the wind

5 months, 3 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 ...

5 months, 3 weeks ago

“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

6 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 ...

6 months, 2 weeks ago

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 ...

7 months ago

Runs #8 and #9

7 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 ...

Progress

8 months, 3 weeks

I'm nearly at the 2 week mark of my training. No injury in sight (Touch wood it stays that way!) I'm so glad that I have decided to build up ...

8 months, 3 weeks ago

UP TO 10...

10 months, 2 weeks

An update to runs and my training. Event number 3 this was Curley’s 5k trail race the second in the trilogy. My first race I was really pleased with and determined ...

10 months, 2 weeks ago

Challenge Yourself: Best Tips...

10 months, 2 weeks

With most of the population having liberal access to the Internet and with the weight loss industry booming - it is no wonder that so many people are opting to utilize online weight ...

Starting slow

11 months

Today was the first step. Tomorrow will be the first run of the training schedule. I have eaten almost everything unhealthy left in the house from Easter and I am ready to ...

London Marathon 2019 - Loved ...

11 months, 2 weeks

Wow!  What a day!  That was just the best, thank you London.  Anyone thinking of running a marathon then you just have to do this one, I loved every step of it ...

11 months, 2 weeks ago

Is there really any difference between running 26.2 miles in a time of 03:00:01 or a time of 02:59:59? Does that second or two make any difference ...

12 months ago

70 km

12 months

     Wiem kilka dni temu pisałem o przekroczeniu 50 km, a tu nagle 70 nie wiadomo skąd. O co chodzi? Już wyjaśniam mój licznik na  moment poprzedniego posta wynosił 58km co daję nam ...

12 months ago

We all have our favourite snack for our long runs; there are people who swear by porridge with peanut butter before the off, then there are the ultra-junkies who live off flat ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

1 year, 1 month 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!

1 year, 1 month

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 ...

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 ...

1 year, 2 months ago

A False Start

1 year, 2 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

1 year, 3 months

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 ...

1 year, 3 months ago

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 ...

1 year, 3 months ago