A Weight Loss Project That Got Seriously Out Of Control

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I started running early in 2013 to lose some weight. As a South-East London boy (exiled on the South Coast) and educated in the great city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, I've now ticked off my two initial targets, the London Marathon and the Great North Run, and in doing so around £7000 has been raised for children's cancer support charity CLIC Sargent. But Keith's Marathon Dream lives on and the next target is Paris 2015. And beyond that hopefully Ride London and perhaps even half an iron man (if I can be persuaded - hmmm - a Plastic Man maybe) Keith

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The Three Bucketeers

It really wasn't meant to be like this. When I started running home from work a couple of years ago, where would it lead? I'm not a different person. But I have changed shape! And just earlier this week I became the proud owner of a brand spanking new ...

Climbing Your Own Everest

And Now For Something Completely Different ... I wanted to get a different view of this running thing – from someone who has a very different perspective of things at the moment – my special friend Kim. It is probably true to say that were it not for Mr...

Around The Rugged Rock ...

Sunday morning and the plan says 16 miles. Early start planned. Alarm at 6:00, porridge, and out for 7:00. I wake up and check the clock – must be getting close to six – bugger – 6:51 – I remember – I set the alarm back an hour on Saturday, so we're alr...

Back To Basics

So I have my marathon head on and blogging is back on the agenda – but what to blog about? No longer the need for all the ethereal (good word – had to look that one up) stuff that got me to London last year. Now much more bread-and-butter, and since thi...

Hard Times ... A Week In The ...

Long Hours – Hard Miles April 12th 2015 and, God willing, the weight loss project that got seriously out of control will lead me to complete my second ever marathon. Not this time London, the City where I grew up. This time a trip to foreign fields (Ely...

The Blog That Reaches The Par...

… That Other Blogs Can't ReachThe following screen shot was sent by one of my (many ;-) ) correspondents after reading the last blog entry. Just whose clever software algorithm matched this blog with the need to purchase this particular product I don't ...

The Latest In An Occasional S...

The Ongoing Ramblings Of A Man With Man FluWhat happened I ask myself? A year back and I felt the need to blog and blog. As a new (and late) comer to this running thing, it started out as a suggestion from my London Marathon charity, the wonderful CLIC ...

Heroes And Villains

Middle Aged Man Completes The Great North Run Villain #1 – Me – what sort of a blog is this? No posts for nearly 3 months – I fear all the inspirational stuff has already been said. Hero #1 – Mo Farah. For the second time I am in a race with him. What a...

57 For (at least) 3

My name is Keith and I Am A Bad Blogger … no blogs … no reading … no commenting … no commenting on commenting … there are some extenuating circumstances – maybe more of that another time, but essentially I think it’s still blogging burnout after the gre...

Grumpy Middle Aged Men Run Th...

Just about the first act on joining the Egdon Heath Harriers a year or so back was to volunteer to marshal at the club's Egdon Easy run. So I felt I really should run it this year (last Saturday evening). Coming just two weeks after the 10k in Oxford, t...

Not Blue At All - The Oxford ...

Stephen Sutton But before that, a quick word for Stephen Sutton. It certainly puts all the other stuff into perspective. Truly an inspiration. And his best mate ran the London marathon to raise even more money for his favoured good cause. The Oxford Tow...

Running Repairs

Crikey, four weeks passed since the London Marathon, so, in a nutshell (quite a big nutshell – maybe even a coconut shell), what happened next? Week 1 Les, my mentor at Egdon Heath Harriers had suggested that the two London marathoners in his little gr...

Let Me Through - I'm A Geogra...

We often hear the call for more doctors, mathematicians, engineers, teachers etc. In that light it is possibly not surprising that us geographers should develop self esteem issues and a bit of an inferiority complex. And as a defence mechanism our self-...