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In April 2013 "It started with a click" , kept a log of what I was feeling and doing as I went from infrequent HM runner to a marathon runner at VLM14.

It continued from there, more marathons, Snowdonia PB then to 2015 and the love of trails. Miles grew culminating in the Cotswold Way 102 with Gloshawk in the September.

A neccesary, but unloved, return to roads in spring 2016 to prove to myself what I could achieve saw new PBs for 5k, HM & Marathon.

So on with the story......

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I'll take the high road

I've been working in south Bristol for 4 weeks and having worked out the location of the showers, this morning I headed in early for a run. I'd checked out a route on google maps the night before, and I knew there would be hills. I set off at 7am and it...

Brain shuffle selections

I was keen to build on last nights run so had decided to re-run last nights. However  just as I headed out the door I read Gloshawks blog and the thought of those hills that needed a good thrashing over in Swindon next month. I wasn't sure if I should t...

(Un)greased Lightning but no ...

I have declared summer at an end. Sorry folks but someone had to do it. I had kept my concerns to myself these last few weeks, but I could kid myself no longer when I had to rootle around in our "thingymagig" draw tonight to find my head torch. Yes the ...

Oh lord - that cannot be what...

Yesterday running with Gloshawk & DCW was fantastic as we ploughed a furrow around Bristol. Glos has done a great Blog (as ever) and I don't have any lovely photos to share as apparently the camerman had an aversion to the "amber light", or maybe it...

NASStastic day

What a day.... I missed up on much of the build up as I was out the door at 6.30am this morning with my daughter, to "spot" the remaining Gromits we needed. I made it back to the village 10 hours later (and 15 minutes late already for my Oggie run), hav...

On the up

So 2 weeks on from my last post and until today things had not been too great. The Hip bursor that had inflamed had calmed down okay but was very much noticable on my small (3 & 5 mile) runs, especially down hill. With Bristol Half 2 weeks away (and...

Back, ready to go & on

So after a wonderful 2 1/2 weeks touring Europe with the family, I am now ready to get back to the running. The hip has sorted itself out it seems (but I intend to take it steady at the start), as I managed a few small climbs in the Swiss alps without a...

Frustrating

When I joined RB I read (and continue to read) the frustrations of those with injuries, who are therefore stopped from doing something that they love. Well unfortunately now I know how you feel. Having had a tremendous start to my summer "holiday" with ...

Bran flake running

...not that I've had any, but I have been very regular in my runs this week. My first week of freedom from the shackles of work, so I set myself the goal of running every day. Four 5K runs around the village (mainly starting straight after walking my da...

Ice Cold in Hawkesbury (almost)

Today was full of mixed emotions. It started with the first fundraiser of Beauty & The Beasts as Beauty (Starsarebright on RB) hosting a coffee morning and raising £80 towards the team target of £12,000 (assuming we all get charity spots for VLM14),...

Excuses excuses

I had the day off today (call it practicing for my summer lay off), and with the 14+ miles of the "Last run home" in a weeks time I wanted to make sure I still had some reasonable pace over a long distance. So a 10 mile run was planned in, straight afte...

Easy kneesy and a lot less ch...

Since my last post 3 more runs completed, a good LSR with DCW although his tweaky thighs meant we quite rightly calmed it down at the end. The other runs were 4 milers training for the Hawkesbury 5K last weekend. However for all the right reasons (i.e. ...

What's the frequency (Kenneth)?

So 4 days of June so far and 3 runs completed - pleasing as I have often struggled to get out frequently. 1st run was a great 8 miler with DCW - 7.30am start and the shire was showing off its very best (and I don't mean DCW & I). Yesterday was going...

Trotting out and a grinding b...

Having failed to get out for 2 weeks (list of excuses available on request), I managed to squeeze in a run on Saturday 26th May. I hadn't planned to but when I saw DCW heading out of the village as I drove back in, I decided to get changed and out. My v...

Back in the groove?

Back at work today after a fantastic relaxing time with the family over the last 4 days, and straight back up to Leeds for a couple of days. The one upside is that there are some reasonable paths in the urban countryside. So criss crossing the M1 and th...

Running with a spring(bok) in...

So as the rest of the family enjoyed the lazy river and flumes @ Bluestones I found a route to follow off site. Start was delayed by 30min as my Nike watch was out of charge (another reminder of how little I've been running). So out on the track, and af...

I'm sure the running shoes ar...

Frustrating week in terms of running as I have managed not a step - long days working and stupid driving has scuppered things - roll on July when I leave the world of cheese and spend at least 8 weeks without a job* to get in the way. That said social l...

Click me baby one more time

Along with 124,999 I clicked that entry button this morning around 7am. What reason brought me to do it with such eagerness that it took priority over the first cup of coffee of the day? Well I had a few as I'm sure many others did too. For me running (...