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By our deeds, we are known.

The fifth carnation of the blog title.  We have moved from "Best Eaten Cold" through "On a yard" and then we went on to "Getting it done."  They've all summed up how I've felt about running at the time.  I seem to be turning full circle - Brighton gave me my second taste of revenge, still a dish best eaten cold, and I returned to "On a yard."  And the new title?  Ah, well, we're Buzzers, and by our deeds we are known...

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And the eagles soared once ag...

Ah, well it’s always an amazing weekend; so, why should this Snowdonia reunion be any different?  The answer is, of course, it shouldn’t be any different. And it wasn’t.  After all, why change a winning formula? As many of you now know, I had an intere...

Sail on, good ship, sail on.

How many ways did I love today?  Well, let me count them for you! But first, let me tell you I was worried when I went to bed last night; there was only one way I could lie without cramping up – if I tried to shift at all, it was bloody agony.  And so ...

Ryder Cup, day one....

Evening all. Well, the Atlantic Coast had been a long time in the making for me.  It had promised much, I had dreamed of plenty.  And boy, did it deliver today.  Cornwall, take a bow – you truly are a prince (or should that be Duke?) amongst counties. ...

Gulliver's travels!

Well, I’m here.  Nervous and excited.  The butterflies are circling; as Vicki has sent me a text to remind me, it’s making them fly in formation that’s the key as ever. The trip down was fine; a coffee stop at the fab Hog in the Hedge, and then I was i...

Time to be Invincible?

So, the day is nearly upon me.  For the last hour or so, I have been surrounded by kit – I’m not sure how much to take, and so I am taking a lot.  And then some more. I can take all the kit I like of course.  But, at the end of the day, running remains...

One wee-eeek

Evening all. Well, the ticks have nearly ticked, the tocks are tocking.  One week today, I shall be one day into the three day Atlantic Coast Challenge.  Hopefully, it'll be a case of one marathon (and a little bit) down, two (and a couple of other lit...

A celebration.

A slightly different focus to today’s blog.  The last few weeks have been all about me, and my training for the ACC (as an aside, I shall just say that it’s going fine).  This week’s blog has to be about others. Firstly, there’s my dad.  He was a vicar...

'Allo 'Allo, Victor.

Well, you’ll know that I was never known for grace, poise or suppleness.  As a result, change takes time.  So, whilst it may be with all of the elan of a super-tanker, I have turned.  I can sense a change in my stamina.  A change for the better; muscle ...

Back to back like the Gloster...

Hello all. So, another weekly update as I gear myself up for the Atlantic Coast Challenge. Overall, I guess that I’d say it was a good week – always leave room for improvement and chuntering, of course, but progress has been made. All last week, I wa...

Freiheit running.

So, a weekly progress report. How’s it gone?  Well, if I didn’t know that I had a slog in front of me before, I do now.  The weight is hard to shift (getting old, slower metabolism), and what I had managed to lose was put back on again in beer at the H...

0-82 in 7 weeks...

0-82 in 7 weeks sounds like something my lush Landy would be able to just about achieve (well, maybe not 82mph, but certainly the 7 weeks bit!). It’s also the challenge that I have ahead of me too.  Yep, 7 weeks today, I will be running (walking, crawl...

I can remember it like it was...

Never in my wildest dreams or nightmares did I think it’d take me the best part of a month to write a blog about VLM, but there we are. So, yep, I can remember it like it was yesterday.  What a day, what a run.  I think I ticked off all of the boxes th...

So, who's it for?

This is my now traditional title for my final blog before a London Marathon.  Across the years, I have had this as a blog title three times now.  And it’ll be a pretty traditional content too. Who’s it for? Firstly, it is for my family.  Of course it ...

26.2 reasons why you'll love ...

Morning all.  This is a traditional blog of mine by now.  It's made more personal this year as I am going to be on the start line myself. London marathoners, this is for you.  It's written from the heart; like my marathon running, it's light on technic...

26.2 reasons why you'll love ...

Morning all.  Tick follows tock in countdown week.  If you've been around Realbuzz for a while, you'll know that this is a rather traditional blog at this time of year.  It changes slightly every year, but the reason is always the same; to do a bit of t...

On supermodels and Roy Keane...

Morning all.  A blog on a Saturday morning, keeping the frequencies clear later in the weekend for the heroes of Brighton. Now, some may say that having ignored the programme, through accident (illness) more than design for so long, it may be a tad lat...

"And not a word to Bessie..."

Ah, I feel a bit like Captain Redbeard Rum (Tom Baker) in Blackadder.  He commented that opinion on the subject of needing a crew was divided – there were all of the other captains, and then there was him. Analogise that with marathon training programm...

Ah, you know what they say...

Afternoon all. Thanks, as always, for your comments on my last blog.  The general consensus seemed to chime with my mind – and that was that the mind was important.  You all know about the battles between the chimp and the dog, and it’s coming round to...

One foot in front of the othe...

Ah, it’s all starting to build now, isn’t it?  Like a mighty river flowing, ever growing as its tributaries feed it on its way to the sea, the excitement is building as we hit April. And what an April it promises to be – the lure of the big city marath...

Dai The Quote

Ah, now how many Daves and Davids have I been fortunate enough to meet and share miles with as a result of this wonderful blogging site?  Their numbers are legion, their deeds legendary.  I’m thinking of three of them in particular as I blog today. You...

Two scientists...

Well, here I am again.  I should warn you that if you read on you’ll find a blog full of self-pity and disappointment.  I know there are many others (and more than one on this blogging site) with issues far, far worse than me.  But I’m still cross!  You...

I'm back and it's back

I'm back So, I’m back!  Again!! I was just building up a bit of momentum on the blogging front (and starting to even think about the same on the running front too!) when my busy February became a whole lot busier.  You see, a colleague went skiing.  A...

What every runner needs...

Oh my, what a run I had Sunday.  It truly was the morning after the day before. And what a day it had been on Saturday.  It was our fundraising curry night; Dave and I are both running for RNLI, and we were joined in the saddle by the third amigo, dcw....

One man and his dog.

Well, here we go again – another threshold set, another write up.  Now that I come to mention it, I actually think I have two to tell you of. Ok, the boring bits; the facts and stats. Sunday morning, 5.15am alarm call.  I was teaching.  I needed to do...