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The Long Road Back to Llanberis.

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This time, it really is personal.

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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 ...

Another Year Over, A New One ...

Ok if I finish on time and publish on time someone's gonna be thinking "but the New Year's not begun yet?"  It has.  Believe me it has.  There is only one kind of resolution that sticks - and it's the one you've already started!  I started Boxing Day.  ...

Home Sweet Home

Tuesday 27 December 2016        Jubilee Plunge AS 3.2km/467m (descent)  2 miles/1500ft     LK Details:      2.00pm £1.00 on day only Venue:       Golden Lion, Llangynhafal, (GR 129633).      Register by 1.00pm. 50 min walk to start. No toilets at start....

Your Opinion Please 'Buzzers ...

Well its been spoken of many a time. "You should write a book" you have said, well some of you have if not all. I have tried 'Buzzers, goodness me I have tried . But the way my brain operates suits blog writing, not books. I lose the thread of my own th...

It's Top Ten From Len!

Ok, maybe not from Len. But "ten" doesn't really rhyme with Robert, Rob, Bobert, or Bert, nor Robbie or Bobby or Bertie or Bob. Not Barber, or Barbsie, or Barbie or Barbs - although Barbie did have her Ken. I guess that rhymes with "ten" - but it's Len ...

Running - This Blog Is Meant ...

How much can a person really say though about what is essentially just putting one foot infront of the other? Well as it turns out - loads 😊. It is usually a great time of year this here on Realbuzz. October time when everybody gets their news about wh...

It is still MY mountain!

The very first thing I have to say, is a huge, massive, heartfelt THANK YOU to every single one of you for your kindness and support. Whether it's been on here, via Facebook or face to face when we've met, I have been quite overwhelmed by your responses...

Running has ruined my life!

There. I said it. The single most positive thing I’ve ever done in my life. The thing that has brought me the greatest sense of achievement. The thing that has given confidence where previously there was none. The thing that brought peaceful sleep wher...

And The Struggle Resumes

Erddig parkrun and another chance to run it 😊. In the fantasy world I have allowed myself to believe in I was going to rock up today and despite the roughness of the week just gone, despite another old injury flare up, despite my last minute arrival, I...

It's A Running Blog...

So I'll see if I can keep it about the running. Tricky in light of the way I am feeling at the moment. I am Cancerian. Our star sign is symbolised by the crab and we are ruled by the moon. Whether you're big on astrology or not, for most people, if you...

Doing Things By Half

Snowdonia Marathon weekend. For the last four years, its been one of the highlights of my year. Ought to be an easy one to write about then eh? So many positive experiences - old friendships revitalised, new freindships made, unbelievably good surprises...

It Was A Good Day For Running.

Long 'un this... Erddig parkrun was the venue. Friends from Wrexham AC and parkrun volunteers, the stars.  Yet again they have made my day 😊.  A rushed start. Road closures imposing upon us the scenic route whether we wanted it or not. On this day we'd...

Talk About Inspiration!

I started writing this blog post on Wednesday. It would have presented a partial and distorted truth. I started over Saturday night, and had pretty much written all that I wanted to say. Just some finishing touches to add, and I added them this morning....

The Fool On The Hill

Day after dayAlone on a hillThe man with the foolish grin... Or perhaps I could have called this blog "what a difference a day makes". So yesterday I made my return to running. Parkrun. 5k. Return, yes. Triumphant? No!! Don't get me wrong, it was great...

Confidence is a preference fo...

Hmmm, Blur... I was in a bit of one of them at the finish 😃😃. Parklife. Parkrun! We know what makes it special don't we?! All the people, so many people, and they all go hand in hand, hand in hand through their, parkrun, dum, de dum de dum de dum.... ...