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Itchen Valley parkrun

2 days, 10 hours

Time to hit the road again!  I did have the ambition of raising my total of parkrun venues visited to 250.  By March 2020 I was up to 217 and then … well ...

2 days, 10 hours ago

Hospital Exercise - 51

5 days, 4 hours

Hi all. Since last blog some things have happened, but luckily not too drastic, and all to do with the chronic graft versus host disease. Things had been going well with bringing ...

5 days, 4 hours ago

Divine Intervention

1 week, 1 day

Hey Runsters! After a week of running (seemingly) on the surface of the sun I was grateful to have my prayers answered and get a reduction in temperature (and humidity) for today ...

There are 11 weeks to go and I really should've started training sooner.  In the past when I've had breaks from running, I've always found my way back to ...

2 weeks, 1 day ago

It used to annoy me…

2 weeks, 2 days

... when I saw people posting links on here to blogs they'd written on other platforms, but then, Realbuzz got harder to use, it started flipping photos upside down, and then it ...

  It's been a time for great exploits recently. First there was Max, conquering 100 tough  kms of the Lake District. More recently, the 'Realbuzz Heavies' (aka Jim and Dave) casually knocking ...

1 month ago

For those about to rock.

1 month, 2 weeks

This was a two stick job, no bones about it. Three if you count the Buzzer baton, but that has now apparently transformed into a sausage, if you believe Dave Payne of ...

Is The Vegan Diet Healthy?

1 month, 1 week

If you were to ask the general population "Is the vegan diet healthy or unhealthy?" you will likely get one common response: unhealthy! Most people believe that vegans are deprived of important ...

1 month, 1 week ago

7 Amazing pre-workout food

2 months, 1 week

We live because people take gym work very seriously, but in many cases, they fall prey to the idea that they should not eat before exercise or they go to the gym ...

2 months, 1 week ago

The best laid plans and all that

14 years, 9 months

Well with all the best intentions in the world sometimes things just happen that prevent even the most Ultimate of Olympians in completing their quest for glory. Zola Budd tripping Mary Decker ...

The best laid plans...

2 months, 3 weeks

So, was this my goodbye to 100 mile runs?  I wrote the funeral oratory to my dreams many times in the long hard miles between Marlow and Henley.  I phoned my family ...

2 months, 3 weeks ago

Flippin'eck, I am knackered!

3 months, 4 weeks

Hello again. I am sorry, I haven't written much in this blog lately, but I have been getting a fair amount of exercise, honest - not running, but lots of walking and ...

Encore

4 months, 4 weeks

After having pretty much decided to wrap up this blog at the end of 2020, I feel the need to add an extra chapter or two. In a strange twist of fate ...

4 months, 4 weeks ago

10th anniversary of my blog

8 months, 2 weeks

I couldn't think of a snappy title disappointingly but it does what it says on the tin! Well that last 10 years has flown by so as the saying goes then ...

8 months, 2 weeks ago

I don’t know! All I can think of is my easy pace should have been Zone 2, comfortable Zone 3 and steady Zone 4? Either way, my first run in compression ...

Wet Dark and still at it

9 months, 1 week

So here we are still not as we would like it to be.  It is turning out to be a hard year for everyone. In the last few weeks, I have started ...

9 months, 1 week ago

Job done

10 months

...legs absolutely shattered. Still who need legs when there's no running in the next few weeks🤣🤣🤣

10 months ago

Decision made - Virtual Londo...

10 months, 3 weeks

Like many of us I am sure. I was soooo disappointed when the London Marathon was initially postponed until October 2020 and then again till 2021.  I have a charity place with ...

10 months, 3 weeks ago

Days 20 – 25

1 year

GB Ultra Challenge 200k completed. Stats currently stand: 206km completed on day 25 Day 20 – Walk from Peckham Rye Park to home 4.56 miles Day 21 – Run in Crystal Palace Park ...

sober day 2

1 year, 1 month

First day was fine, keeping busy is key. I had to drive to meet someone for work so it kinda does not count cuz I was not really thinking of it. I ...

1 year, 1 month ago

Week 5 Day 3

1 year, 2 months

20 minutes non stop is my greatest achievement since starting the programme. Put into perspective, four weeks ago I was jogging for no more than 90 seconds at a time

1 year, 2 months ago

Back in the saddle

1 year, 3 months

Hi guys, I've been quiet for such a long time because - yes, you guessed it - I haven't been running, sigh. I've always had dodgy knees & being nearly 3stone overweight ...

1 year, 3 months ago

Zombie run home workout.

1 year, 3 months

More chat than expected. Bug crawl is weird.

1 year, 3 months ago

Strange Times

1 year, 4 months

It's unfamiliar territory for everyone.  We are allowed to exercise once a day, but how long will that last?  I am trying to go out each day for a run, while ...

1 year, 4 months ago

I’m not known for writing blogs close to events and this one is no change. I wrote this only 2 weeks after the magic Snowdonia weekend 2019 but somehow never posted ...

1 year, 4 months ago

Here we go again

1 year, 4 months

So it all started 6am one Monday morning in Luton airport. 4 pints of Guinness before the 1st plane out to Alicante and then a boozy afternoon with friends in Benidorm. And ...

1 year, 4 months ago

I want to start this post with the admin. Not to get it out of the way, but because, for me, it's big news: February Training target:                140.00 km February ...

new year new challage

1 year, 5 months

Since I last posted my training has gone really well, I have now moved to using not only the kickboard but also a pullbouy and paddles, I did find them strange at ...

1 year, 5 months ago

A busy day tempo run

11 years, 1 month

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 ...

3 years, 3 months ago

This is was what I was asked last night; ‘why on earth would I want to run one ultra, let alone two ultras back to back’?! This was also a question I ...

Let's get going!!!!

1 year, 6 months

I can't believe how quickly time is passing by! I still havnt done much training but I have upped my gym attendance. Good news is I now have a road bike ...

1 year, 6 months ago

How Hiking Can Improve Your R...

2 years, 11 months

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 ...

1 year, 6 months ago

First post!

1 year, 6 months

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 ...

Blog block

1 year, 8 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 ...

1 year, 8 months ago

is there anybody out there?????

1 year, 8 months

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 ...

1 year, 8 months ago

Could do better! 😂

1 year, 8 months

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 ...

1 year, 8 months 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 year, 8 months ago

Run like the wind

1 year, 9 months

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 year, 9 months ago

Racing 800m as a veteran

1 year, 10 months

“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

1 year, 10 months

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 ...

1 year, 10 months 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 ...

1 year, 10 months ago

VOGUM, Ridgeway 86 and some s...

1 year, 10 months

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 year, 10 months ago

Progress

2 years

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...

2 years, 2 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 ...

2 years, 2 months ago

Starting slow

2 years, 2 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 ...

Project 3:00 - All In!

2 years, 3 months

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 ...

2 years, 3 months ago

70 km

2 years, 3 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 ...

2 years, 3 months ago

The perfect long run nutrition…

2 years, 4 months

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...

2 years, 4 months

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 ...

2 years, 4 months ago

OMG - Should I Have Swapped P...

2 years, 4 months

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 ...

2 years, 4 months ago

Return of the Jedi - sort of....

2 years, 5 months

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 ...

2 years, 5 months 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 years, 5 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...

2 years, 6 months

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 years, 6 months ago

A False Start

2 years, 6 months

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

2 years, 6 months

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 ...

2 years, 6 months ago

Welcome to a New Year - but w...

2 years, 7 months

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 ...

2 years, 7 months ago

Realbuzz Performance Of The Y...

2 years, 7 months

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...

2 years, 7 months

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 years, 7 months

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 years, 7 months ago

keeping at it

2 years, 8 months

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 years, 8 months ago

Grinning like a Cheshire Cat

2 years, 8 months

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 years, 8 months ago

when a challenge comes from t...

2 years, 8 months

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 ...

2 years, 8 months ago

Snowdon Blog 2018

2 years, 8 months

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 ...

2 years, 8 months ago

Getting motivated

2 years, 9 months

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 ...

2 years, 9 months ago

Off to Welsh Wales!

2 years, 9 months

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 ...

2 years, 9 months ago

The Starting Point

2 years, 10 months

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 ...

2 years, 10 months 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 ...

Entering final countdown terr...

2 years, 10 months

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 ...

2 years, 10 months ago

"It does not matter how slowl...

2 years, 10 months

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!

2 years, 11 months

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

…“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 ...

3 years ago

Week 18 - I did it!!

3 years, 1 month

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 ...

Vitality London Half marathon...

3 years, 2 months

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 ...

What an amazing day!

3 years, 2 months

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 ...

26.2 miles of smiles

3 years, 3 months

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 ...

3 years, 3 months ago

165 Days

3 years, 3 months

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 ...

Battling the Beast from the East

3 years, 4 months

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 ...

3 years, 4 months ago

Half n Half again.. MK 'flat'...

3 years, 4 months

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 ...

3 years, 4 months ago

The mind is willing but the b...

3 years, 4 months

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 ...

3 years, 4 months ago

Back on the trails again!

3 years, 4 months

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!!

3 years, 5 months

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

3 years, 6 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 ...

3 years, 6 months ago

8 Jan

3 years, 6 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 ...

3 years, 6 months ago

I think I'm getting stronger....

3 years, 6 months

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 ...

3 years, 6 months ago

New Years Revolution

3 years, 7 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 ...

3 years, 7 months ago

Training Update After 9 Weeks

3 years, 7 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 ...

3 years, 7 months ago

Hmm over 4 years since I have...

3 years, 8 months

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 ...

3 years, 8 months ago

Moving and shaking !!!

3 years, 9 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 ...

3 years, 9 months ago

The long road

3 years, 9 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 ...

3 years, 9 months ago

Day 71 - Mission accomplished...

3 years, 10 months

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 ...

3 years, 10 months ago

My First Half

3 years, 11 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 ...

3 years, 11 months ago

Done

3 years, 12 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 ...

3 years, 12 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 ...

4 years, 1 month ago