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Light 'em up.

1 day, 14 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 ...

Oh my goodness, I’m unfit!

1 day, 5 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 ...

1 day, 5 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 ...

1 day, 15 hours ago

Brooklands parkrun

1 day, 21 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 ...

1 day, 21 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

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 ...

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

1 week, 6 days

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 ...

1 week, 6 days ago

Where did I leave off?

1 week, 6 days

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 ...

1 week, 6 days ago

Calling a timeout

1 week, 6 days

And it had been going so well…  But after Saturday’s outing to cold and frosty parkun at Walsall Arboretum, I’ve been left nursing a sore hamstring. Nothing happened during the ...

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, 3 days ago

I WSZYSTKO JASNE.

2 weeks, 6 days

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 ...

2 weeks, 6 days ago

A False Start

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 ...

Getting back on the horse

3 weeks, 5 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, 5 days ago

Some days it’s hard.

3 weeks, 5 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, 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 ...

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, 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 ...

3 months, 2 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

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 ...

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

Continental 24hr Thunder Run

6 months, 4 weeks

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 ...

6 months, 4 weeks ago

Kit Binges and the Anxious Mind

7 months, 1 week

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, 1 week 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 ...

Have you ever seen a seahorse...

8 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 ...

8 months, 2 weeks ago

Vitality London Half marathon...

8 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 ...

What an amazing day!

9 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........

9 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 ...

9 months, 1 week ago

A busy day tempo run

8 years, 8 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 ...

9 months, 3 weeks ago

26.2 miles of smiles

9 months, 3 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 ...

9 months, 3 weeks ago

165 Days

10 months, 1 week

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

10 months, 2 weeks

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 ...

10 months, 2 weeks ago

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

10 months, 3 weeks

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 ...

10 months, 3 weeks ago

9 websites that can (possibly...

11 months, 1 week

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 ...

11 months, 1 week ago

The mind is willing but the b...

11 months, 1 week

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 ...

11 months, 1 week ago

Back on the trails again!

11 months, 2 weeks

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 ...

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, 1 month

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 ...

8 Jan

1 year, 1 month

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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

New Years Revolution

1 year, 1 month

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, 1 month ago

Training Update After 9 Weeks

1 year, 1 month

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, 1 month 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, 3 months ago

Moving and shaking !!!

1 year, 3 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, 3 months ago

The long road

1 year, 3 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, 3 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, 4 months ago

My First Half

1 year, 6 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, 6 months ago

Done

1 year, 6 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, 6 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, 7 months ago

Tips for the novice runners

1 year, 8 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, 8 months ago

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, 8 months ago

Beginner's nerves

1 year, 8 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, 8 months ago

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, 8 months ago

Go Hard or Go Home

1 year, 8 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, 8 months ago

Don't Dream It, Be It

1 year, 8 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, 8 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, 8 months ago

Wrap Up

1 year, 8 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, 8 months ago

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, 9 months ago

Fundraising for participation

1 year, 9 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, 9 months ago

The other side of the fence....

1 year, 9 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, 9 months ago

Finding heart in my running

1 year, 9 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, 9 months ago

  I’ve never run over 56 miles but it was kinda on the list of things to do , at some point in the distance (the far distance). No real hurry to get ...

1 year, 9 months ago

Upright and back to it!

1 year, 9 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, 9 months ago

The Spirit of Community

1 year, 9 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 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, 9 months ago

Pre and Post Marathon Reports

1 year, 9 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 ...

Starting 18 Weeks Marathon Plan

1 year, 10 months

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 ...

1 year, 10 months ago

Day 1 - Hills

1 year, 10 months

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 ...

1 year, 10 months ago

Well this is awkward

1 year, 10 months

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 ...

1 year, 10 months ago

Starting A Blog

1 year, 10 months

I was first inspired by triathlon during the 2012 London Olympics. I’d always enjoyed swimming and used to love it as a sixth former. Nothing competitive, just a friend and I ...

1 year, 10 months ago

......Coming Soon

1 year, 10 months

Love reading the blog again.  VLM 2018 to plan for......Cheers all.  dcw

1 year, 10 months ago

Wow, Wow, Wow

6 years, 9 months

Where do I start? Well I'm going to start by mentioning some very generous people. I am overwhelmed by the number of people who have really dug deep and very generously ...

6 years, 9 months ago