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New Start

1 day, 9 hours

Let's start at the very beginning...I had always said that I wasn't a runner but in 2015 a friend made me reluctantly agree to give the Couch 2 5k ...

Slowing down

2 days, 11 hours

I rather stupidly signed up for a 1000 mile challenge in January.  Less  than 100 miles per month.  How hard could it be?  EXTREMELY  I plodded through the year  and reached the ...

2 days, 11 hours ago

ADRIAAAAAAAANN!!

4 days, 8 hours

A 6 mile ‘long’ training run for the Marathon this morning. It started off cold, blustery & wet but came good in the end. The icing on the cake was when ‘Gonna ...

4 days, 8 hours ago

Cold Dip

1 week

Well we have been up to something new over the last couple of weeks. Evening swimming in a lake and yes it is cold, 5 degrees last night. When I saw swim ...

November was the month the season changed.  One of Hope_Mountain_Runner's recent observations on being a runner was 'witnessing the changing of the seasons, and feeling it more keenly than those who ...

Kingdom parkrun

1 week, 5 days

So what do you do once you have completed your 250th parkrun?  Well obviously you head on out for number 251.  I still have the ambition of making it to 250 different ...

1 week, 5 days ago

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 ...

2 weeks, 6 days ago

Spurred on by the spate of recent blog posts, and the realization that if I don't get this written now, it never will be, another attempt at catching up some of ...

3 weeks, 1 day ago

Blog block

3 weeks, 1 day

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 ...

3 weeks, 1 day ago

It's a Funny Old World is Mine

3 weeks, 4 days

My calendar doesn't work like everyone else's 😳.  My mindset certainly doesn't 😂!  I look forward so much to that weekend in Snowdonia, that in many ways, it has sort of ...

3 weeks, 4 days ago

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 ...

Could do better! 😂

4 weeks, 1 day

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 weeks, 1 day ago

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 ...

1 month ago

It's a wrap.

1 month

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 ...

Or you can just get straight into it and have no time to worry about the things you can’t control, debate about what you’re wearing, change your top 3 times ...

The difficult second album

1 month, 1 week

My first visit to the marathon in the mountains was most definitely my running highlight of 2018. A course I wasn't sure I was strong enough to conquer was duly completed ...

Alarm went of at 4:30, Max was already up taping her feet and I tried to start eating. I always struggle in the morning and race day is no exception. I ...

1 month, 3 weeks ago

Run like the wind

1 month, 4 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 ...

1 month, 4 weeks ago

Racing 800m as a veteran

2 months, 1 week

“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

2 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 ...

2 months, 2 weeks ago

I will be brutally honest I do not live in the most secure of area's.  I certainly can't leave my bike in the back garden as it will be gone ...

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 ...

3 months ago

Runs #8 and #9

3 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

4 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 ...

4 months, 3 weeks ago

UP TO 10...

6 months, 3 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 ...

6 months, 3 weeks ago

Challenge Yourself: Best Tips...

6 months, 3 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

7 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 ...

7 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 ...

7 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 ...

70 km

8 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 ...

The perfect long run nutrition…

8 months, 2 weeks

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...

8 months, 3 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 ...

8 months, 3 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 ...

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....

9 months, 2 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 ...

9 months, 2 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!

10 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 ...

New inductees into the realbu...

10 months, 2 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 ...

10 months, 2 weeks ago

A False Start

10 months, 3 weeks

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

11 months, 1 week

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 ...

11 months, 1 week ago

Since my last...

11 months, 1 week

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...

11 months, 1 week

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 ...

11 months, 1 week ago

Realbuzz Performance Of The Y...

11 months, 2 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 ...

What is it - a general body m...

11 months, 4 weeks

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 ...

11 months, 4 weeks ago

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 ...

keeping at it

1 year

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 ...

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 ...