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It's all running's fault!

Carrots and Gauntlets: This year I aim to get a sub 20 minute 5k, be that Parkrun or otherwise. I aim to get a 43minute 10K. At Half Marathon my pb is 1hr 35  so I would like to see that drop to 1hr 30.With the full Marathon, my target for Manchester next spring is sub 3hr 30. My target for Snowdon, this October, is sub 4. And at Chester a few weeks before Snowdon, the target is to get round without stopping!! I would also like to try my hand at a trail marathon or Ultra, I've signed up for Hadrian's Wall next June...

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Squeeky bum time...

Yes it's Manchester, yes it's getting close, so I thought it merited a Fergie quote. Only four days to go now... I just want to thank everyone who commented on my last blog and made me feel much better. You are a wonderful bunch. So this blog is mainly ...

Pop goes the calf muscle!

Hello all you lovely hard working realbuzzers. Well, running can be a cruel game; I was gutted last year when I had to pull out of the Manchester Marathon after getting injured in March, I had been doing so well in training and was sure I was on for a g...

Some good times, not quite go...

Hi super buzzers, wow there are so many new blogs on here it's hard to keep up! That's a great thing, it's so exciting to see and read about all the different journeys and battles going on. As for me, well these last two weeks have been hard, with Manch...

My 20 mile half marathon.

Hi all you buzzing legends, I hope training is going well for you all, whatever you are training for. I know that we are all ramping up the miles now as the spring marathons and half marathons approach. This week mine and Jenny’s world has been turned u...

I like trail running!

Things are beginning to come together, I know I’m still a way off the pace but this week has been full of really enjoyable runs, I bet I’m not alone in thinking how wonderful it is to have longer days and a little increase in temperature, I was even too...

Mended

Hello all you lovely buzzers! Just a quick blog to show I am still alive, I can't believe this is my first blog this year!?! Saying that I only sent some christmas presents to family last Thursday so you'll understand I'm a little behind! Life has becom...

Experiments in Ultra running...

Yesterday was the first day of my training programme for the Manchester Marathon, I start this new journey with several known facts: 1. I have 16 weeks till Manchester. 2. I have 27 weeks till Hadrian's Wall. 3. I have 49 weeks till Escape from Meriden....

Gently does it...

I have to say I was a bit shocked when I checked what day my 16 week training programme for Manchester begins... Next Monday!! There was me thinking I had most of December to gently work my way back to fitness before the hard work kicks in. I even thoug...

2016, as it turns out, a year...

Hello all you wonderful buzzers. Well I see I haven't blogged since Snowdon,  a few weeks of very little running followed. Not for any reason apart from work and life getting in the way, and feeling tired. I had my 5k challenge to keep me going till the...

Snowdon, stuff of legend…

Sorry everyone for the length of this blog, but hey, you don't have to read it! Here goes... The Snowdon Marathon has been growing in popularity over recent years, so much so that the first year I ran it, 3 years ago, it took five days to sell out; this...

Chester, what a weekend!

Two weeks late, sorry. I started this blog then my computer packed up and had to be sent to the menders. Now it’s back to its former good health I will try to remember the race. I think you have been spared as the blog I was writing was getting very lon...

Parkrun progress!

Anyone who knows me, knows I love Parkrun. Everything about it as an event, an organisation, an ethos, chimes completely with me and I don’t think I will ever grow tired of it. In Manchester we are so blessed, we regularly choose between five different ...

We All Pulled (and pushed) To...

Hello all you lovely buzzers, what a weekend! What a community! The little invention that is Realbuzz Oggie Run is in its fourth year and by God did we push out all the boats, pull out all the stops and generally demonstrate what wonderful things human ...

20 Miles for the Hollywoods

Hi folks, I came on here yesterday, intending to write this blog about a run I did last week, but then I read Jim's blog, and the sad news in the comments from Hollywood Dave, as if that man hasn't had enough to go through recently, it was so cruel to l...

Catching up...

Hello there all you lovely real buzzers. So it seems that one blog a month is about the norm for me at the moment. I guess it's a combination of things, the training is plodding along, the injuries are still niggling and have taken the joy out of runnin...

Preparations for a 17 mile ru...

Three weeks ago the plan said 'Sunday, 17 mile run'. So I did the usual preparations; got up two hours before, made myself porridge, sorted out my running kit, asked Jenny to marry me... And she said yes!!! So, SO happy, I love her very much and we are ...

Man V Horse

Over 1,000 men and women, 60 horses and their riders, + 6,000,000 midges all meet for a fantastic day of running in mid Wales... Sorry this blog has taken so long, I’ve been trying and failing to upload photos!! I had such a great time in Wales last wee...

Wild wild horses!

Hello all you wonderful buzzers! Firstly, I apologise for such a long gap between this and my last blog at the start of April! I can't believe it has been so long. I got injured mid-march and had to reluctantly pull out of the Manchester marathon, after...

It’s all gone horribly wrong.

Since my last blog things have not been going well for me (understatement of the year!) I apologise for not blogging or commenting recently but I have found running painful in many ways and I don’t like to write negative blogs so I’ve kept away, feeling...

Another week on the sidelines.

Hello all you amazing people.  It's been another tough week for me. The ankle has improved,  thank you so much for all the positive comments you made on my last blog. I didn't run my long run last Saturday.  I wanted to support Jenny McC on her18 miles ...

What can happen in one split ...

Hello buzzers, my weekly blog has been held up as has my running unfortunately. No running at all since last Saturday due to an injury. I have been down in the dumps about it and not felt like blogging but I am beginning to hope that it will pass soon a...

If we don’t challenge ourselv...

Week eight of the 16 week training programme was always going to be the biggest week in terms of mileage with 38 miles planned. Add to this our core and weights work, plus ordinary life; first week of rehearsals for my new show down south, I had to bunc...

Week 7 The grimness of a long...

As ever I am so impressed with all the blogs on here this week, particularly the tales of dogged long runs last Saturday during some of the worst weather possible. SURELY we will reap the reward of all this hard work come April!!! Fingers crossed for ev...

Week six..a mixed bag...

This week the plan feels like it is getting serious! Although in terms of miles run there was only 1/2 a mile more than week 5 and we kept our long run at 16 miles but for some reason it's been a tougher week. One big smiley face on the chart, one sad o...