The Long Road Back to Llanberis.

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Rob Barber

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The Long Road Back to Llanberis.

2019.

Target locked.

This time, it really is personal.

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Halfway House

It's only going to be a quick blog this, but it's one I need to get down. I'm struggling. I made a commitment to a friend, a good friend. One I value more highly than I think she'll ever now. One who inspires me, and many other people, way more than s...

Tour De Llyn Llydaw

Start as you mean to go on they say. Well the way I mean to go on this year is getting some joy back into my running. That isn’t coming my way if I do my running on the roads. It doesn’t inspire me. The tarmac hurts me. The drudgery of being held in a...

Day 26.....

May 23rd. Day 28. It’s 5:30am. Alarm goes off. Again. I am not ready for it this morning. Not ready at all. 5 minutes later, 2nd alarm. If I didn’t have to get up to turn it off, I would have, but I don’t wanna get up. Why did I choose to put it the ot...

Strava Lies

I’m not doing it for Kudos. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the encouragement. I’m grateful to those of you who are so generous with your time as to bother with that little thumbs up for me. I feel bad that I have neither the time, nor inclination, t...

From the dying embers, a flame.

March 10th. A day of absolutely no significance whatsoever. As I have watched my lovely Clair time and again drag herself out of bed at 5:30 in a morning to go get some running done, my own motivation has waned. She doesn’t really want to get up at t...

Proud

Cadair Idris.  Idris' Chair.  It peaks at 893m (2,930ft) high, and I've raced to its summit and back on 2 occasions before.  First attempt in 2012 involved a near death experience, when trying to dodge the chaos of all the runners and walkers dodging...

Memory Lane Parkrun

Bit of a delay publishing this one, but here goes:   If we could choose our perfect parkrun venue, I bet a lot of us would plump for Memory Lane. For me on Saturday morning, Memory Lane was Wilmslow Carrs. I only recently found out Wilmslow even has a p...

Where'd The Last 2 Months Go?

Well if you'd told me at the start of the year that life would be what it is now, I'd have told you you must be stark raving mad! Life is good 😊. Genuinely good 😊. Havent blogged in ages, but actually, haven't really felt the need. I've known for a lo...

January

Kylie Minogue Dead or Alive Tommy Roe Flo Rida Vic and Bob!! I think between them they still haven't touched on just how much the start of 2017 has got me spinning round. I feel like I'm spinning plates and juggling whilst riding round on a unicycle in ...

I Must Be D:Reaming

Go on, bang the music on 😃😃😃... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6M8M8r8LipM I hope this is how all you guys and girls out there doing marathon training are feeling 😊. Not because things are bad, no I didn't mean it like that. I hope you're feeling lik...

A running week in the life of...

All thoughts and opinions true at the time of writing - on the day.  I've not even read through - there could be stuff in here that I regret or now feel differently about . Running streaks are earned, and worked hard for. Every credit to everyone still ...

Off To An Encouraging Start

That Buddy Run was a perfect start to the year. Everything about it just filled me up with exactly what I need to go into 2017 with the sleeves rolled up and ready to have a go. That's all I'm ever really doing with running anyway, having a go, entering...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Not so much a statement as a wish I send to each and every one of you. I hope it is, for you, for me, and for everyone we hold dear. Of course there will be ups and downs and challenges, we're expecting some of them. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed ...