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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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Week Five- High Fives!

Hello all, so there I was, hot and sweaty, puffing and panting, running towards the love of my life, music pumping in my ears, we shared a smile but in a flash we had passed and it was only then that I realised her hand was raised for a high five as we ...

Week Four, smiley faces...

 Hello again all you buzzing stars. In a week that brought such sadness at the loss of two heroes of mine, Bowie and Rickman, I managed to enjoy my running and it was actually good just to get out in the cold bracing weather and run! The training progra...

Week three, more memorable runs…

So week three of the new plan draws to a close with two wonderful runs, not quite what was planned but it’s good to stay flexible! Jenny and I are enjoying the new plan with its increased mileage and extra run per week, we also did a great core strength...

Shutting the gait after the h...

I can't believe the pace of blogging right now, turn my back for five minutes and there are so many blogs to read! Testament to the growing excitment and increasing workload among the community. Happy times!Sorry I haven't commented on many for a while,...

Week One of training amongst ...

So I'm sure you all had a wonderful Christmas, some with a bit of running thrown in. I've loved my first Christmas in Manchester with Jenny McC, my son, Frankie came up for a few days and apart from Jenny being ill and a bit bed-ridden, we managed to ha...

Couldn't wait to start traini...

Well hello there you wonderful realbuzzers, I can't quite believe that it is almost two months since my last blog... It took a while to get over Snowdon! In many ways that two weeks which started with my failed attempt to go sub 3.30 in York and ended w...

Unforgettable Snowdon Maratho...

Last year a few of us ran the Snowdon Marathon. It was a beautiful day, sunny, a joy to run, and an evening of celebration to remember. As I hobbled back to our B+B with Jenny, we agreed that we would be back... A year later and the numbers of  realbuzz...

The Baton went to York, it ke...

Last year I was so determined to run York that I refused to let a little opperation stop me (afterall I had done a LOT of training!) On a cold, misty October morning I had one of the best and most enjoyable runs of my life. Partly due, I'm sure, to how ...

A blog by a blob...

So we are off to York today with the Marathon and the 10 mile races tomorrow. I am so looking forward to it. There is a tracker so just to let anyone interested in following 'blobs' know, My number is 1396 and Jenny's in the 10 mile is 11447. So looking...

Running Naked in York...

Yes I expect that got your attention! Just a little something Viv mentioned on Facebook today, running without a Garmin= Naked. Now I don't want to re-ignite the firey debate about the pros and cons of GarminsV running by feel, anyone who has ever read ...

A Very good week!

Well I said at the end of my last blog, “Bring it on!” I had a sense of Momentum after last weekend and that continued this week. This has been one of those wonderful weeks when you really love your running and all the tough training feels worthwhile! ...

All change! Pace looking good...

Hello Buzzers! Special mention to all those who ran Great North Run today, it looked like a great day for running! And congratulations Kat on her 50K walk, superb! After last weeks fabulous hilly run for me it was back to some pace work this week. And w...

Distance is getting there, pa...

Well well. I know it has been over a week since the amazing realbuzz/Oggie run and even longer since my last blog, sorry about that. I have been trying to catch up with posts, a dizzying amount of brilliant running going on. Excitement is rising after t...

All change for Red Dave!

Hello fellow bloggers, since my last blog so many things have changed, this last two weeks has been so full on and the training for York has taken a bit of a hit. If anything I have been doing MORE runs, but not sticking to the training plan and it has ...

Running with a smile on my face!

Hello wonderful buzzers! Two and a half weeks since my last blog, the reason? Where do I begin?! I am surrounded by packing boxes, theres a clue. But anyway, the running... Since deciding to re-focus on training for York I have been struggling to hit pa...

Focus Back On York, concentra...

Hello Buzzers, I can't believe its been so long since my last blog!Sorry I haven't been commenting as much as usual either, some amazing blogs recently, this site continues to amaze and inspire...  I'll try to keep this short. Many of you will have read...

Can I taper now please?

Hello fellow buzzers, I'd just like to draw your attention to a little problem, you need to careful if you want to avoid what happened to me... You see Hawkesbury has a lot to answer to, and that Jim is a bad man! One of the results of our wonderful run...

The HU5K, a wonderful weekend...

  Well what an amazing weekend!  The King of Hollywood Hill! The Lord of the Shire! Jenny does a bit of Barbering!  Unheard of! Hollywood drinks TEA!! Well it has taken an age to work out how to upload these photos without them turning on their sides! ...

Apologies buzzers.

I am so sorry I haven't been buzzing for a while! The two marathons in April did me in and since then I have had a perfect storm of life-changing personal events that have conspired to hold up my running (and blogging). Work is ridiculously busy at the ...

I'm still here!

Please forgive my long silence! (although with the length of my last post perhaps it has been a blessed relief!) These last nearly four weeks have been full on, emotional rollercoaster, busy busy busy work and life wise. I was going to say 'with very li...

Manchester Marathon,it was me...

This is an epic blog and I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t read it all, a lot of it is for me so I don’t forget stuff, I think I’ve learnt a lot about myself and running this weekend… Travelling back down south after a Northern adventure, the Mancheste...

OK SO NOW IT'S OUR TURN!

Brighton and Paris last week, incredible gutsy performances all round, fun meetings and friendship through running, inspirational. Of course in 10 days time there's something happening in London I think...(!) but for now my focus is totally North! Tomor...

Three weeks of Marathon magni...

After all the hard work of the last 15 to 20 weeks, many of us are getting very close to our marathon days spread across the next three weekends! All the very best of luck to you wonderful buzzers who are running Brighton and Paris this weekend! I'm get...

End of week 13. Eeek! Only ei...

Well it has been another week of incredible heroics in Buzzland! 2015 has tried to dampen our spirits with gales and lashing rain but we soldier on! I am feeling Manchester very close now and I have that familiar panic setting in that says "If only I'd ...