Hope Mountain Runner Rides Again

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Hope Mountain Runner Rides Again

I thought maybe my running days were done. Turns out they're not. 

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In Training

Yes! Me! Actually training! I don't really do stuff like that me.  What I do is more like rocking up at a nice place I know is going to make me smile, somewhere with a view, somewhere with big sky to watch the buzzards, see some trees, some water, a...

Scotland is Free

It's not free. It costs quite a bit to get there and get round it. It just feels like you're free. Too much to fit into a blog that this website seems to be able to handle, and it's been doing that mad thing of flipping photographs upside-down again. ...

Breaking Bland

Ok, with reference to the title, perhaps one of the good things to come out of the craziness of these last few months is the discovery of "Breaking Bad". I'd heard of it, made my judgements based on what I was told and the way I was told it; "not for me...

Lockdown Syndrome

Lockdown Syndrome: It’s a bit like slowtivation really; I’m not sure if it’s a thing, but just because someone else hasn’t decided yet to call it a thing, doesn’t mean it’s not a thing. Everybody’s suffering it – one way or another. I’m not really co...

Slowtivation

I don’t know if it’s actually a thing – I don’t care – I’m making it a thing. I suspect many of you will recognise it even before I’ve given definition to the word. Slowtivation (noun) - a state of mind where internal motivation exists, but is very sl...

Struggle

Whilst some of the folks on this site I have come to count amongst my friends, and equally amongst my heroes, are stepping out there doing battle with ultra-marathon distances the likes of which I cannot (as yet at least) contemplate taking on myself; I...

And you thought the trains ra...

I'm going backwards I think. Not actually going backwards, just writing about the last thing first and the first thing last.  I wasn't really going to write about the last thing at all to begin with but then, on reflection, it seems to have grown more...

Snowdon Race 2019

We've history, this race and I. My first experience of it was in 2012. That brilliant, beautiful, bolstering year, when Britain had the Olympic Games. Even the flame itself had made it to the top of Snowdon. The image of Sir Chris Bonnington, stood me...

The Butterfly Effect?

Chain Reaction? Tales of the Unexpected? Wasn't sure what to call this blog. I guess I could have gone with the title of the main event - The Mynd Drover 20 - but there's more to it than that, it has been a busy running week. Tuesday night - 5 a-side...

Marching on....

I don’t really do this very often, but when I’ve gone to the trouble of building myself a spreadsheet that lets me compare what I’ve planned to do against what I’ve done, I may aswell have a butchers and see what nuggets I can extract: Total distance r...

Work Hard, Play Hard, Work Ha...

Work hard, play hard, keep partying like it’s your job.... Great tune 😊. Great timing 😊. Great memories of Rachel Kelly’s rather suggestive and inappropriately erotic  dancing, for a work’s night out anyway, in a pair of heels higher than stilts! She...