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Tricky times

2 days, 21 hours

Life is still proving to be quite challenging, as I am sure it is for all of us. I still have limited time but am now able to get away for a ...

2 days, 21 hours ago

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 ...

5 days, 13 hours ago

Virtually Ready?

1 week, 2 days

Hey Runsters! Long time, no speak. Turbulent times in the running world (as I’m sure you’re aware) and the London Marathon is no longer happening for us fun runners. I ...

Do something for charity, they said.  Do it by yourself or with your family.  And do it on the weekend of the cancelled London Marathon.  Just incorporate a two and a six ...

Breaking Bland

3 weeks

Ok, with reference to the title, perhaps one of the good things to come out of the craziness of these last few months is the discovery of "Breaking Bad". I'd heard ...

I haven't posted in ages!

1 month, 2 weeks

I haven't posted here in ages, because it was not actually posting, which was very irritating. I have been carrying on getting my exercise, though. To be honest, I have been ...

Days 20 – 25

1 month, 3 weeks

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 ...

1 month, 3 weeks ago

What is yin yoga?

2 months

There are different types of yoga; some are physically challenging for the body, while others provide calmness to mind and body. Yin yoga focuses on stretching of deep musculature of the body ...

sober day 2

3 months

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 ...

3 months ago

Week 5 Day 3

3 months, 4 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

3 months, 4 weeks ago

Back in the saddle

4 months, 2 weeks

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 ...

4 months, 2 weeks ago

Checking back in!

4 months, 3 weeks

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 ...

4 months, 3 weeks ago

Five Weeks

5 months

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 ...

5 months ago

Zombie run home workout.

5 months, 2 weeks

More chat than expected. Bug crawl is weird.

5 months, 2 weeks ago

Strange Times

5 months, 3 weeks

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 ...

5 months, 3 weeks ago

The one with the very late Sn...

6 months, 2 weeks

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 ...

6 months, 2 weeks ago

Here we go again

6 months, 2 weeks

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 ...

6 months, 2 weeks ago

But I would walk (err ... run...

6 months, 2 weeks

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 ...

6 months, 2 weeks ago

new year new challage

6 months, 3 weeks

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 ...

6 months, 3 weeks ago

A busy day tempo run

10 years, 3 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 ...

2 years, 4 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!!!!

7 months, 4 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 ...

7 months, 4 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 ...

8 months, 1 week ago

First post!

8 months, 2 weeks

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 ...

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 ...

10 months ago

Blog block

10 months

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 ...

10 months ago

is there anybody out there?????

10 months, 1 week

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 ...

10 months, 1 week ago

Could do better! 😂

10 months, 1 week

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 ...

10 months, 1 week ago

Snowdonia, the Novelette: 26....

10 months, 1 week

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 ...

10 months, 1 week ago

It's a wrap.

10 months, 2 weeks

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 ...

10 months, 2 weeks ago

Run like the wind

11 months, 1 week

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 ...

11 months, 1 week ago

Racing 800m as a veteran

11 months, 2 weeks

“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

11 months, 3 weeks

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 ...

11 months, 3 weeks ago

Journey’s End - The Serpentin...

11 months, 3 weeks

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 ...

11 months, 3 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 ...

Progress

1 year, 1 month

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 ...

1 year, 1 month ago

UP TO 10...

1 year, 3 months

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 ...

1 year, 3 months ago

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

1 year, 4 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 ...

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 ...

1 year, 4 months ago

Project 3:00 - All In!

1 year, 5 months

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 ...

1 year, 5 months ago

70 km

1 year, 5 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 ...

1 year, 5 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 ...

Change is gonna come...

1 year, 5 months

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 ...

1 year, 5 months 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 ...

1 year, 6 months ago

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, 6 months 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, 7 months

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 ...