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New realbuzz is nearly here

If you can contain your excitement, the wait is nearly over, the new realbuzz is nearly ready to have its unveiling. It’s taken many months and thousands of hours of toil but we’ve come up with a site that we reckon will encourage so many more of you to...

A Change Is Gonna Come!

Thanks to many of you who nominated your fellow buzzers for a place on our Wall of Fame which we’ll soon be launching. Just to let you all know, the Wall is just one part of a new realbuzz which we are going to be rolling out in early 2017. We appreciat...

It's time for some buzzer rec...

We like to celebrate our buzzers and what better way than featuring some of you in our soon-to-be launched Wall of Fame.  We want to showcase the best of realbuzz, those buzzers who have achieved something special or extraordinary and are deserving of a...

A Half Marathon and just a fe...

Much has happened since I last graced you all with my utterances. Spring and summer have effectively passed in a flash and with it has gone the bulk of the running and cycling seasons. For me there were a couple of decent challenges to tackle, the first...

Physio ticked off and now the...

You buzzers made me promise that for my next blog I would come on here and report that I HAD been to see a physio. Well the good news is I did make it to see the physio and I’ve been doing some work on my achilles which will hopefully allow me to make t...

Slow to no progress but anima...

We’re pretty much at the end of January, a full month after all those good intentions that many of us started out with. So where am I at personally with my goals? The cycling has started in earnest (see my regular group meeting spot in the lovely villag...

The next Doyley challenge

I feel like I’m back in 2010. I’ve once again laced up the trainers, charged up the Garmin, and am back on the achilles pain train. Yep, running for me has never been a straightforward matter. I’ve had achilles issue over the years, and that’s one of th...

Wild Wales Challenge done

While some of you buzzers were taking part in your own Oggie Run adventures last weekend, I was undertaking my own major challenge for this year. The Wild Wales Challenge marked possibly my biggest challenge since I pounded (or should I say staggered an...

The Wimbledon Centre Court ex...

For me a visit to Wimbledon has always been high on my bucketlist of things to do and the opening day of Wimbledon 2015 proved to be the day I got to do it. Tickets for Centre Court come at a sizeable cost, especially when you are not wanting to do thin...

It’s the team that makes it work

First event of the year done and what a challenge it was - 61.3 miles and over 2,040ft of climbing (or over 3,218ft if you believe the Garmin that some of my teamates carried - not quite sure why the huge discrepancy between that and Strava). Now it mig...

Marathon alternative target f...

Setting targets is always something I aim to do, but it’s never one about losing a certain amount of weight or dropping an inch or two off the waistline. Rather I prefer to target an event and a natural consequence of training for that event is improved...

Avoiding the lycra

A while ago I told you about my foray into the world of road cycling and how I had lined up a 100-mile event this summer.  Thankfully I completed that event without mishap (and without puncture) in a time of around 6 hours - unfortunately the battery on...

Calling it a day the Giggs an...

Knowing when to call it a day isn’t always a decision that is easy to make, especially when you’ve been at the top of the game for longer than you care to remember. This week, two legends bowed out having given so much to their sports over a significant...

Getting a second chance

So did you all manage to enter the London Marathon ballot? Seems that each year the race fills quicker than Beyonce and Jay Z’s bank account and is getting more and more difficult to secure a place. Just show how popular it's become. I had the good fort...

Best-of-five sets should be h...

So some of the ladies reckon that men should play best-of-three rather than best-of-five set matches in tennis Grand Slams. Maria Sharapova has this week echoed the comments made by Victoria Azarenka last year that the men's Grand Slam matches should be...

Now is the winter of Olympic ...

After the last ice has melted there’ll be hope that success in the Winter Olympics can be bettered in four year’s time. Whereas London 2012 may have put the next youngsters on the road to 2020 or even 2024, will the same be said of the Winter Olympics 2...

It's nuts to ditch KP

It’s always the way way that when a regime falls that someone faces the chop or whatever other gruesome means can be found to rid the people of them. When a sporting dynasty falls there’s always someone that has to be the fall guy - seemingly for Englis...

Overcoming the pedal fear

With many sports there’s an element of fear when doing something for the first time. Think of the gymnast doing a vault for real for the first time - it must be one must be one of those stomach-churning moments to be overcome. You have to wonder how a f...

Making the treadmill less dre...

If you are training for a Spring marathon then you are inevitably going to have to do the bulk of your training through the winter months. While the weather has so far seemed reasonably mild, you may have to resort to an outing or two on the treadmill, ...

Murray spot on for SPOTY

2013 has had a lot to live up to given it followed 2012 and all the sporting success that came in Olympic year - but live up to expectations it certainly has with continued success for a whole host of British stars. This is reflected in the list for the...

Who would play your sporting ...

Retelling the story of a sporting legend or rivalry on the big screen isn’t always a winner. Not every movie is guaranteed success and the choice of leading actor to take the role of a sporting idol is not alway easy. Recently we’ve had Chris Hemsworth,...

Wearing the shirt shouldn't b...

Eligibility to compete in sport for a nation is no longer dictated by national boundaries based on where a person was born. For a while now sports men and women have been able to switch allegiance, and sometimes switch multiple times. Sometimes the reas...

Goals without the marathon to...

Ah well. I’m not in the the London Marathon for 2014 and that news comes as both a disappointment as well as a relief. Don’t get me wrong, I know how much a marathon place should be cherished, but I also know from personal experience what actually goes ...

Football’s winter of discontent

  “Now is the winter of our discontent, made glorious summer by this sun of Qatar” could be a Shakepearian line uttered by the mouth of FIFA Sepp Blatter as football chiefs consider moving the 2022 World Cup to winter. It is a ludicrous state of affairs...