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New year new challenges

1 day, 15 hours

Saturday had me looking forward to my first proper run since i started my training programme, all was going  well until i came of the edge of the path and went flying ...

1 day, 15 hours ago

Still Here? Happy New Year!

1 day, 17 hours

Still here? If you are, thank you for bearing with me and a Happy 2020 to all of my blog readers. I can only apologise for my lack of posting (the reasons ...

1 day, 17 hours ago

A slow 5k and a speedy (er) one

2 days, 10 hours

I started the year with a New Years Day Parkrun.  It found it incredibly difficult. I was still recovering from that flu type virus which has been going round. I would have ...

2 days, 10 hours ago

Winter Illness

5 days, 16 hours

Not much to report here except a cough, a cold and not much else.I did try a 2 mile run on Monday which was OK but slow. I am also going ...

5 days, 16 hours 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 ...

6 days, 12 hours ago

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 ...

Happy New Year everybody! I'm going to blame all of you (the community of Realbuzz bloggers and all my other supporters) for my latest development. For writing vivid, inspiring blog entries ...

First post!

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 ...

The Leas parkrun

2 weeks, 3 days

Well what do you know?  It’s a brand new year.  It’s a whole new decade.  And I’m still here and still running.  Only just though.  At the moment my ...

2 weeks, 3 days ago

Travels with Smartie (1)

2 weeks, 3 days

This is getting a bit silly now! - but I've written it, so 'publish and be damned'! Last year, I won a guided tour of the inside of the Grande-Dixence dam, in ...

2 weeks, 3 days ago

I was starting to wonder if I'd perhaps left my laptop somewhere up mount Snowdon seeing as that weekend was the last time I managed to get the blog updated. But ...

So again I have been slack in Blogging, the last time I put fingers to keyboards was to tell the tale of our night half marathon shenanigans, a tale I am sure ...

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 ...

Blog block

2 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 ...

2 months ago

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 ...

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! 😂

2 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 ...

2 months, 1 week 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 ...

2 months, 1 week ago

It's a wrap.

2 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 ...

2 months, 2 weeks ago

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 ...

3 months ago

Run like the wind

3 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 ...

3 months, 1 week ago

Racing 800m as a veteran

3 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

3 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 ...

3 months, 3 weeks ago

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 ...

3 months, 3 weeks ago

The bike storage quandary!

4 months, 1 week

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 ...

4 months, 1 week ago

VOGUM, Ridgeway 86 and some s...

4 months, 2 weeks

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 ...

4 months, 2 weeks ago

Runs #8 and #9

4 months, 2 weeks

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 ...

4 months, 2 weeks ago

Progress

6 months

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 ...

UP TO 10...

8 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 ...

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

8 months, 2 weeks

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 ...

8 months, 3 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 ...

8 months, 3 weeks ago

Project 3:00 - All In!

9 months, 2 weeks

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 ...

9 months, 2 weeks ago

70 km

9 months, 2 weeks

     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 ...

9 months, 2 weeks ago

The perfect long run nutrition…

9 months, 3 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 ...

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 ...

OMG - Should I Have Swapped P...

10 months, 1 week

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 ...

10 months, 1 week ago

My daughter made me go to the...

10 months, 2 weeks

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 ...

10 months, 2 weeks ago

Return of the Jedi - sort of....

10 months, 3 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 ...

10 months, 3 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!

11 months, 2 weeks

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 ...

11 months, 2 weeks ago

New inductees into the realbu...

11 months, 3 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 ...

11 months, 3 weeks ago

A False Start

1 year

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

1 year, 1 month

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 ...