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Castle Park parkrun

35 minutes

Well it’s been a bumpy old time ever since that moment a couple of weeks ago when I decided to fall flat on my face while out on a run, leaving ...

35 minutes ago

Monday 8th April – Guess it Is Age Catching up with me All was going well after the session some 10 days ago then something went click and that was me out of ...

After all this waiting the London Marathon is nearly upon on us!  It does feel like the training is never ending, but this is probably because the race is the latest it ...

Too little time

4 days, 7 hours

After a brilliant weekend camping and climbing in Dartmoor, this week’s training is really not happening. With the kids off school and me working  I feel that the time I have ...

4 days, 7 hours ago

The phrase adapted from Robert Burns' 'To a Mouse' is well known and could well describe my training plan for London. My tried and tested sub 4 hour marathon plan has been ...

Project 3:00 - All In!

1 week, 3 days

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 week, 2 days ago

70 km

1 week, 2 days

     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 week, 2 days ago

Beside the seaside

1 week, 5 days

This week I’ll be packing my bag and heading to the coast to take on my next marathon at Brighton.  The journey down south definitely feels like the easy part compared ...

I raced my 1st 5k event (event No2 of [email protected]) and surprising I really enjoyed it. It was a trail event, climbing around 436ft. I had no idea about what sort ...

Marching on....

2 weeks, 5 days

I don’t really do this very often, but when I’ve gone to the trouble of building myself a spreadsheet that lets me compare what I’ve planned to do against ...

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 ...

The Big Half and Beyond

3 weeks, 2 days

I’ll never be a real runner but...... that doesn’t mean I’ll stop trying 😊 Apologies in advance for the mixed emotions of this blog and its length! Those ten miles ...

3 weeks, 1 day ago

Reaching a goal

3 weeks, 3 days

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 ...

3 weeks, 2 days ago

If you leave it too long, it's hard to get started again. That goes for blogging as well as running. I was doing okay-ish in January - nothing very newsworthy, except for ...

3 weeks, 3 days ago

Change is gonna come...

3 weeks, 5 days

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 ...

If there's one thing I've learned over the past few months, it's that you don't have to be fast to be a good runner. And there, I've ...

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 ...

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 month, 2 weeks ago

Baby steps forward

1 month, 3 weeks

Firstly, thank you Buzzers for taking the time to read my posts and to giving me words of advice and encouragement - I really appreciate it and you’ll see that I’m ...

1 month, 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!

2 months, 1 week

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 ...

Where did I leave off?

2 months, 2 weeks

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 months, 2 weeks ago

New inductees into the realbu...

2 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 ...

2 months, 2 weeks ago

A False Start

2 months, 4 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

3 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 ...

3 months, 1 week ago

Since my last...

3 months, 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 ...

Welcome to a New Year - but w...

3 months, 2 weeks

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 ...

3 months, 2 weeks ago

Realbuzz Performance Of The Y...

3 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 ...

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

4 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 ...

4 months, 1 week ago

keeping at it

4 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 ...

4 months, 3 weeks ago

Grinning like a Cheshire Cat

4 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 ...

4 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 ...

5 months ago

No Jelly babies in New York

5 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 ...

5 months, 1 week ago

Snowdon Blog 2018

5 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 ...

5 months, 1 week ago

And the eagles soared once ag...

5 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 ...

5 months, 2 weeks ago

Getting motivated

5 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 ...

5 months, 3 weeks ago

Off to Welsh Wales!

5 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 ...

5 months, 3 weeks ago

Rebuild.... again

6 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 ...

6 months, 1 week ago

London Marathon Virgin

6 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 ...

6 months, 1 week ago

My journey begins

6 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 ...

6 months, 3 weeks ago

The Starting Point

6 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 ...

6 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 ...

7 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!

7 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...

7 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 ...

7 months, 3 weeks ago

How To Do Muscle Building

8 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 ...

8 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 ...

Isle-Of_Skye Half

9 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 ...

9 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 ...

Have you ever seen a seahorse...

10 months, 2 weeks

  Hi all,    Sounds a bit weird eh? Bear with me - it does make sense! 😂   I have been going to get a tattoo for a very long time now (7 long years) to ...

10 months, 2 weeks ago

Vitality London Half marathon...

10 months, 2 weeks

Hi all, long time no hear. Hope all my regular readers are all well and doing good.  I had to let y'all know that I have entered the HM in London ...

10 months, 2 weeks ago

What an amazing day!

11 months, 1 week

Well, what can I say...3 weeks on and the achievement of the marathon is still so wonderful!  It was such a hot day but the excitement was present from when I ...

Oh dear........

11 months, 1 week

Just looked back over what I have (or more accurately haven't) done in the last month or so. Looks very much on the light side - I need to up my game ...

11 months, 1 week ago

A busy day tempo run

8 years, 10 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 ...

11 months, 3 weeks ago

26.2 miles of smiles

11 months, 4 weeks

The day had finally arrived - the day I had always half heartedly dreamed of doing one day, but probably never really thought I would actually ever do! I was already awake when ...

11 months, 4 weeks ago

165 Days

1 year

18th September my last blog!  Back just in time to wish you all the best for next week! If it is your first London, try and drink it all in, its a ...

Hi everyone! Another month has flown by and it’s been a busy one - the beginning of each month makes me wonder where the last one went! Firstly, thank you all so ...

Huzzah! I did it. My first official race day half marathon completed! I got a medal and everything!!  It was actually a really good introduction to fuelling, organising and preparation. Of course ...

Today the trend of healthy living has become all-embracing. People of all ages and sexes get down to business and transform their lives radically. They lose weight, start eating healthy food, build ...

1 year, 1 month ago

Trying to get back to fitness is proving to be very difficult as I didn’t realise how spongy, lethargic and basically knackered I was.  Last week I found my limit.  Monday ...

1 year, 1 month ago

Back on the trails again!

1 year, 1 month

Well hello all you Superstar Buzzers! It's been a while since I posted a blog and I have a lot of reading and replying to do too! It seems like you ...

Not such an easy start!!

1 year, 1 month

So, I thought I had set a realistic target to start, 40 days of Lent with no take aways and lose a stone, with the thought that I would start going to ...

Running Buddies

1 year, 3 months

Its great to see that the site is getting really quite busy at the moment so I thought it was about time I wrote a bit of an update.   After returning from ...

1 year, 3 months ago

8 Jan

1 year, 3 months

Gonna make this short and sweet. Illness on Saturday meant I could not leave the house. Illness on Sunday meant I shouldn't have left the house but I did. Around 11 ...

1 year, 3 months ago

Happy New Year fellow bloggers! That's it, christmas decorations all down and packed away. Apart from the wreath which I accidentally left on the front door ..grrrr. Back to work teaching ...

1 year, 3 months ago

New Years Revolution

1 year, 3 months

What happens when you run the London Marathon in April and you then injure your ankle in May and don't run for the rest of the year? You get as fat ...

1 year, 3 months ago

Training Update After 9 Weeks

1 year, 3 months

So here we are, Christmas Eve! I hope you all have been organised and not left everything to the last minute. That's asking too much really isn't it now? Anyhow ...

1 year, 3 months ago

I guess an apology doesn’t really cover it😔. Wow the site has changed, I have popped onto here only very occasionally because an interesting article has come up on FB or ...

1 year, 5 months ago

Moving and shaking !!!

1 year, 5 months

I did parkrun last week, the 21st, anothe great time 27.40 , I wan't expecting another PB, but my aim now is to keep under 28 min, and try to improve ...

1 year, 5 months ago

The long road

1 year, 5 months

Just done my second run of many as part of training for London 18. Did 25 mins to Narrabeen from Collaroy. 25 degrees but no humidity yet so perfect conditions. Didn’t ...

1 year, 5 months ago

Hi folks, It is me! I could not believe my misfortune when realbuzz decided to change the look and feel of its website at the critical moment and I was unable to ...

1 year, 6 months ago

My First Half

1 year, 8 months

My husband has taken on the job of personal trainer for my half marathon attempt as I'd still not pushed on past 10 miles. Not until today. We were up and ...

1 year, 8 months ago

Done

1 year, 8 months

Can't run any more, been banned by my physio. My degenerative back disease will never get better all the time I put pressure on it by running, I have to find ...

1 year, 8 months ago

Okay so let’s kick off at the top of the podium. It’s not a place I’ve been before and I doubt somewhere I’ll see much more of but ...

1 year, 9 months ago

Tips for the novice runners

1 year, 10 months

If running is what you need to do on the field, looking at the various track and field events should motivate you. However, novice runners cannot find motivation until the time they ...

1 year, 10 months ago

Runs 9 and 10. And a very bus...

1 year, 10 months

Oh it's been a busy week. Kids back to school, me back to volunteering, daughters sports day, decorating at home and much more. So I squeezed in two small runs and ...

1 year, 10 months ago

Beginner's nerves

1 year, 10 months

I am not a natural cyclist. I distrust my ability to work well with a machine. I miss running.  I loved the euphoria of it and I don’t feel the same ...

1 year, 10 months ago

Dorchester Marathon and Castl...

1 year, 10 months

Some of you already know that I volunteer for a running event organisation called White Star Running.  They are based in Dorset and organise running events for the runner, hosted by runners ...

1 year, 10 months ago

Go Hard or Go Home

1 year, 10 months

Go Hard or Go Home I have 8 days to go until Endure 24!!!! In 8 days time I’m going to be running 5 mile laps around a course for 24 ...

1 year, 10 months ago

Don't Dream It, Be It

1 year, 10 months

The dust has settled – it's over five weeks since London, indeed I've since run the first Dorchester marathon. But there remains one #VMLM blog post that needs to be seen ...

Hot running

1 year, 10 months

I want to start this post by saying thank you to everyone who reads my stuff  and an even bigger thank you to everyone who commented last time and wished me luck ...

1 year, 10 months ago

Wrap Up

1 year, 10 months

Here is a short video of me on my way to the finish line.  Photo of me at the finish line. This is the first and last marathon I will ever tap ...

1 year, 10 months ago

5 Top Ideas that Help to Lose...

1 year, 11 months

Want to lose weight at home? Are you suffering from overweight? Do you have any limitation based on overweight? Want to know how to solve this problem? Then you have come to ...

1 year, 11 months ago

Fundraising for participation

1 year, 11 months

Hi guys, I wanted to participate in London Landmarks Half 2018, but it got sold out so quickly - I didn`t even have the chance to see how the registration form looked ...

1 year, 11 months ago

The other side of the fence....

1 year, 11 months

Our story begins on a Cherwell train travelling from Bicester Village to Marylebone, with Bevlar and MrBevlar embarking on a weekend quest to meet up with fellow “buzzers” to support those who ...

1 year, 11 months ago

Finding heart in my running

1 year, 11 months

I set out the Friday before last with a "grand plan" for running another 12km... It was the bank holiday and I had 3 days to go out and make it happen ...

1 year, 11 months ago

Upright and back to it!

1 year, 11 months

The marathon seems an age ago now and all images of my leaning and tilting running have been eradicated!  The finish line video of me crossing in 4.36 makes me wonder ...

1 year, 11 months ago

The Spirit of Community

1 year, 11 months

London Marathon day is a very special day in the running community calendar and is also very special to the people of London. It takes on an even more exciting prospect when ...

I, Zoe Ellsmore, have run a m...

1 year, 11 months

I, Zoe Ellsmore, have run a marathon. Things will never be the same. I might have been beaten across the line by a beer bottle and a barefoot Jesus carrying a crucifix ...

1 year, 11 months ago

Pre and Post Marathon Reports

1 year, 11 months

Marathon training has gone very smoothly. I've been following a prewritten plan which has had me running just over 40 miles per week for the last 2 hard weeks of the ...

This week is first in my 18 weeks program for The Sri Chinmoy Marathon on august 24. I am running with power meter, so yesterday I ran a test to determine power ...

2 years ago

Day 1 - Hills

2 years

Day 1 (Bristol to Chippenham) complete. 26.2 miles complete. First 11 miles were full of hills, along with a couple of little ones towards the end!! Felt fresh after having to ...

Not how I wanted to start my latest blog post. But trust me – every week I have gone to sit down and blog since January and somehow this year – just haven’t ...