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Ifield Mill Pond parkrun

1 day, 19 hours

Well, how are we all?  It’s been a while.  I am just about all right.  As you may know, I have been struggling all spring and summer with an ankle injury ...

1 day, 19 hours ago

Embrace the positives

2 days, 14 hours

This year’s Chester Marathon didn’t go according to plan. Not for the first time, the course bit me. Not for the first time, it left me floored (literally) at the ...

2 days, 14 hours ago

Still taking it easy

2 days, 21 hours

I have still been taking it pretty easy, with just a coule of short runs this week, a short cycle and a swim session. Climbing tonight and then a swim session in ...

2 days, 21 hours ago

Ah ********!!!

1 week

Well, it’s last long run weekend, and peak mileage week for training, and in typical Barber style, your man here’s ****** it up! Had this vision that if I could ...

Racing 800m as a veteran

1 week, 1 day

“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 ...

Lessons learnt

1 week, 5 days

It's  been  a weird summer. I haven't managed to run any PBs, but  enjoyed the races l have entered.  I missed a half marathon, because I felt under pressure to ...

1 week, 5 days ago

7 Months to London

1 week, 5 days

In 2020, I'll be sixty.   Thank you, no, I can't believe it either, but it's true.   And I've wanted to run the London Marathon for years. In a ...

Wow! What a Buzzzzzzzzzz

1 week, 6 days

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 ...

So my last Blog was on 3rd June and it was a milestone one as it was my 200th, sadly after then I lost my Blogging mojo!  Interest in Blogs for some ...

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 ...

Thames Path 100k

3 weeks

Well I survived and for the short version, I did it, all of it 😁 Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a very long blog!!  😂 I was actually more organised for ...

3 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 ...

1 month ago

Runs #8 and #9

1 month

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 ...

After the awe-inspiring achievements of recent weeks, it seems almost ludicrous to expect anyone to take any interest in my very minor doings. Still, I can but offer. (Although I want to ...

1 month, 2 weeks ago

Progress

2 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 ...

2 months, 3 weeks ago

It's getting dark in my head....

2 months, 3 weeks

"It's getting dark in my head, can someone tell me a joke?" The words I was about to type seemed a bit maudlin indeed, but facts is facts. But rather than ...

2 months, 3 weeks ago

Sunrise Runway Challenge

3 months, 3 weeks

So having completed week 8 of c2 5k and the first run of week 9, why not go for the full 5k (I don’t run fast enough to complete it in ...

3 months, 3 weeks ago

That was the warm up

4 months, 1 week

So for about a month now it's just been steady miles,  3 miles and never going beyond 6 miles. Been ok getting the mindset right again.  Corr dear the years are ...

4 months, 1 week ago

UP TO 10...

4 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 ...

4 months, 3 weeks ago

Challenge Yourself: Best Tips...

4 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

5 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 ...

5 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 ...

5 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

6 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…

6 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 ...

Reaching a goal

6 months, 3 weeks

Trying the new Realbuzz app to write this post, so far I like it a lot! As I wrote in my last post I have set some goals for my running this ...

6 months, 2 weeks ago

Change is gonna come...

6 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 ...

6 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....

7 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 ...

7 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!

8 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...

8 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 ...

8 months, 2 weeks ago

A False Start

8 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

9 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 ...

9 months, 1 week ago

Since my last...

9 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 ...

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 ...

9 months, 1 week ago

Realbuzz Performance Of The Y...

9 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 ...

What is it - a general body m...

9 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 ...

A Tale of Two Marathons

10 months, 1 week

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 ...

10 months, 1 week ago

keeping at it

10 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 ...

10 months, 3 weeks ago

Grinning like a Cheshire Cat

10 months, 3 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 ...

10 months, 3 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 ...

11 months ago

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 ...

11 months ago

Snowdon Blog 2018

11 months, 1 week

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 ...

11 months, 1 week ago

And the eagles soared once ag...

11 months, 1 week

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 ...

11 months, 1 week ago

Getting motivated

11 months, 2 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 ...

11 months, 2 weeks ago