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New inductees into the realbu...

We continue to witness so many amazing feats achieved by you buzzers. From achievements of sheer guts and determination to tremendous efforts of endurance (sometimes several times over), you all continue to pull off some top draw feats. A few years bac...

A year on wheels

It would be fair to say I’ve been riding my bike a bit lately. Early last year I set myself the target of riding in excess of 5,000 miles - way over the 3,437 miles that I did in 2017. The aim had been to beat each of the monthly targets that I set my ...

Stay up-to-date and join the ...

Today we've got a little update from our Social Media Manager Kirstie who provides you with some tips on how you can stay up-to-date with realbuzz through our various channels. We wanted to give you all a little heads up on some more ways you can hear ...

Win a place in the 2019 Virgi...

Want a place in the Virgin Money London Marathon? Of course you do. And one of you lucky buzzers could be on the start line thanks to New Balance who we have teamed up with to be able to offer a place in the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon. The closi...

Coast to Coast - Wirral to Sk...

It’s been a while since I last updated you all on my comings and going and plenty has happened that it was worth sharing. It was fair to say that not everything has gone to plan of late. My main target for this year had been the Wild Wales Challenge at...

LCL Bike Ride 2018

Sunday just gone saw my annual participation in the Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool (LCL) bike ride. Some of you may know that it was my first ever cycle event when I dragged my aching body and a borrowed rickety mountain bike round a 50-mile course, and I’...

Starting to crank up the mileage

Nothing major to report on the training front of late, although in a couple of week’s time I take on the Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool bike ride. It’s one of my annual events I look forward to, and usually my first 100 miler of the year, but thankfully I’...

Days like these

Through the long wet autumn/winter of training there is always at the back of your mind the reason you do what you do, and that is for days like these. On the Saturday just gone I enjoyed what was arguably my most favourite ride to date. It had everyth...

Ballot, biking and longer-ter...

Last chance for those of you who are planning on entering the ballot as it closes today at 5pm. Naturally, I’ve entered again, more in hope than expectation, as I’d like to finally end this run of eight consecutive failures in the ballot. Ever since I ...

Calling all runners taking pa...

We’re pleased to announced that we’ll be joined by realbuzz.com’s own running expert Louise Damen who will be hosting a Facebook live Q&A on last-minute marathon tips on Monday 16th April at 6.30pm. The live 1-hour Q&A session will aim to cov...

realbuzz has a new home

Exciting times at realbuzz as the team have relocated this week to plush new office space. For those who know the local area we’ve relocated to the 4th floor of an new office building right next to Chester railway station. Makes it ideal for those of u...

That was the year that was

We’ve seen some great reviews of 2017 with all you buzzers posting accounts of your achievements over the last 12 months or so and setting out your stall for 2018. For me the stats weren’t too bad from a cycling perspective -  3,437 miles on the bike -...

Supporting SportsAid Week and...

Continuing our relationship with SportsAid we're asking all you buzzers to put your miles to some good by supporting SportsAid Week and The #MyMiles Challenge. The #MyMiles challenge is new to SportsAid Week – a social media led campaign asking YOU to ...

A life in your hands

On a few occasions when out training I’ve come across a roadside defibrillator and almost thought its was someone’s sense of humour that they had placed it at the end of a torturous climb. Maybe they have been strategically placed at places where people...

A harsh lesson learned

Have you ever spent months training for an event only for it to go so horribly wrong? Usually you get to at least start your event before it’s all unravels in a non-so-pleasant kind of way. Regular readers of my blog will know that my main focus each y...

Tackling the Old Horseshoe

In between watching hours of Wimbledon and Le Tour, I’ve been managing to fit in a few rides myself in order to build up my climbing legs on the bike. I’ve opted to take a few consecutive Wednesday’s off in order to get some extra miles on the road in....

First Century Ride Of the Year

I’ve been cranking up the riding of late with one eye on the climbing fest that is the Wild Wales Challenge at the end of August. With this in mind I’ve been throwing in a few commutes to work - a good 35 mile round trip - a couple of times a week, coup...

When is a 5k not a 5k?

A busy long weekend for me started with a few days off which included an outdoors gig in Liverpool to see the Human League followed by activity relating to the Liverpool Rock’n’ Roll event, and then my second assault on Mow Cop ‘Killer Mile’ which I’d t...

Happy not to cop out

It’s early season for us cyclists so you’re never quite up to speed. The bulk of my training tends to focus on peaking for late summer and the Wild Wales Challenge which has become an annual thing for me - my big one for the season if you like. To get ...

The new realbuzz.com is LIVE!

You may have noticed that things have changed somewhat around here! Yes, the new realbuzz.com has launched and we’re hoping you find it meets your expectations. As with any site re-launch we know there may be some issues. We are in the process of bring...