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Touching distance

15 hours, 53 minutes

Just over a week ago, the last thing on my mind was having a crack at my half marathon PB. Winter training had been going OK, but a little sluggish, and I ...

15 hours, 53 minutes ago

Light 'em up.

2 days, 12 hours

This Buzzer community is a bit like a fireworks show. Every year since I've been coming on here, the culmination of a year's worth of hard graft reaches its explosive ...

1 day, 22 hours ago

Oh my goodness, I’m unfit!

2 days, 2 hours

Last year, when I started training to walk a marathon I had a reasonable level of fitness. I expected to get back on the treadmill on Monday and start jogging. I quickly ...

2 days, 2 hours ago

Here is the RR from Snowdonia marathon, as always it's a long one, so get a pot of tea and enjoy! =)  On Saturday morning I was woken up by a nice ...

2 days, 13 hours ago

Brooklands parkrun

2 days, 19 hours

A rare chance this morning to do a new parkrun in my home county of Surrey.  I’d long exhausted the list of parkruns within a short distance of home but then ...

2 days, 19 hours ago

So my last blog post was five months ago, it ended positively with me hoping to start slowly back on a course to training for the London Marathon. In September the hope ...

Flippin'eck, I haven't been here for months and months. :-( Sorry! I haven't been sitting around on my big fat ass, though. Well, not all the time, anyway! In fact ...

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 ...

I have a plan

6 days, 22 hours

I now have a training plan in place and I have completed one week. Feeling pretty pleased with myself, although it is described as base training  period, so a long way to ...

6 days, 22 hours ago

It's been a while!

1 week, 1 day

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 ...

Ice-land

2 weeks

This time two weeks ago, I was on my way back from the frozen North (very literally frozen it was) after my few days in Iceland. I wasn't equipped for running ...

2 weeks ago

Less than 2 months between blogs, well I suppose it is a small improvement. December was pretty good on the running front once I was on my holidays, 9 runs in 11 ...

2 weeks ago

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 ...

2 weeks, 4 days ago

WITAM   Po raz kolejny mój trening  nie odbył się w wyznaczonym terminie. Było to związane w dużej mierzę z nauką do egzaminów. Naszczeście może z bieganiem nie wyszło, ale w trakcie tej ...

A False Start

4 weeks, 1 day

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 ...

Getting back on the horse

3 weeks, 6 days

Blimey! Where did the time go since the end of November? I’ve been promising myself I’d sit down and catch up with blogging for a while but didn’t realise ...

3 weeks, 6 days ago

Some days it’s hard.

3 weeks, 6 days

Some days I haven’t slept well the night before. Some days I’m dehydrated. Some days I feel lethargic and know I’m far from 100%. Some days I’ve got ...

I have been struck down by a case of the dreaded man flu.  London marathon training has come to a halt.  On the plus side I have time to read a few ...

Last New Year I was fortunate to be in Barcelona on a Running Crazy weekend. This little sojourn sowed the seed that spending New Year overseas was quite preferable to paying triple ...

Pierwsze koty za płoty

1 month, 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 ...

1 month, 1 week ago

Since my last...

1 month, 2 weeks

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 ...

1 month, 2 weeks ago

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

2 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 ...

2 months, 1 week ago

keeping at it

2 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 ...

2 months, 3 weeks ago

Grinning like a Cheshire Cat

2 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 ...

2 months, 3 weeks ago

Snowdon feels like a lifetime ago.  I think I may just have recovered now - physically and mentally.  I confess that my confidence was knocked with how things went on the day but ...

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 ...

3 months ago

No Jelly babies in New York

3 months, 1 week

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 ...

3 months, 1 week ago

Snowdon Blog 2018

3 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 ...

3 months, 1 week ago

And the eagles soared once ag...

3 months, 2 weeks

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 ...

3 months, 2 weeks ago

Getting motivated

3 months, 3 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 ...

3 months, 3 weeks ago

Off to Welsh Wales!

3 months, 3 weeks

Just wishing everyone taking on the epic Snowdonia Marathon this Saturday, a great run! It'll be cold, it'll be tough but you are BUZZERS!! You can do this! GO BUZZERS ...

3 months, 3 weeks ago

Rebuild.... again

4 months, 1 week

Well Chicago was deferred to October 2019 meaning I have a whole year to rebuild....again.  Should have also refreshed the Real buzz blog at the weekend and get back into blogging ...

4 months, 1 week ago

London Marathon Virgin

4 months, 1 week

I apologise for blogging before I’m up to date with everyone’s but I’m just so excited I couldn’t wait (especially in case someone beats me to this title ...

4 months, 1 week ago

My journey begins

4 months, 3 weeks

Hello Buzzers. I’m back, with another mad idea! You may remember that early this year I decided to walk a marathon in aid of Thames Valley Air Ambulance, which I successfully ...

4 months, 3 weeks ago

The Starting Point

4 months, 4 weeks

So where do I start? Lets go back a few weeks, where I could not due to a neurologlical problem that has affected my breathing to the point that even a short ...

4 months, 4 weeks ago

So, what am I doing and why? In October 2018, in order to mark World Mental Health Day, a group of Mental Health First Aid advocates and supporters will be hiking Mount ...

Am I the only one who is now playing the air guitar and humming the riff? "It's the final countdown, Da da da da, da da da da da...." I hope ...

5 months, 1 week ago

I thought that a Confucius quote would nicely sum up my run this week. I went out with my running club on Wednesday evening, and completed approximately 3.5 miles in around ...

We did it!

5 months, 2 weeks

A couple of days before this challenge I was having serious doubts that I should do it, not because I didn’t think I was ready.  I was ready as I would ...

How Hiking Can Improve Your R...

5 months, 3 weeks

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 ...

5 months, 3 weeks ago

How To Do Muscle Building

6 months, 3 weeks

Bodybuilding is actually the utilization of dynamic resistance activity to control and add to one’s musculature.A person who takes part in this activity is known as a bodybuilder. When you ...

6 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi Realbuzzers... About 6 months ago a drunken text came through on my phone “Do you fancy doing the Thunder Run as a duo?” Mrs 2shoes has already signed up as a ...

Kit Binges and the Anxious Mind

7 months, 2 weeks

Buying all the kit, buying all the kit I've been bitten by the bug Take my money, I'm a mug I'm buying all the kit. So I've bought ...

7 months, 2 weeks ago

Isle-Of_Skye Half

7 months, 2 weeks

…“Are you going to warm up”, running buddy asked… “Nope…pointless as just getting round is all I have”, was the honest response. Normally the temptation is to air on the side ...

7 months, 2 weeks ago

First and foremost, I would like to thank every single person who has read and commented on my blog over the past 18 weeks.  Your words of encouragement, especially in the bleak ...