Runs, rides ‘n' swims and a Half Ironman

A story of couch potato to exercise nutcase is mine. I was never great at sport, always picked in the middle – never last, but certainly never first. As I got older I got more and more unfit and my weekly football 5 a side games became harder and harder. I also noticed a few pounds being put on. Eventually when my 2nd child was born in January 2006, I decide... READ MORE

  • Feb0420134:35 p.m.

    Anyone at home? Latest

    I can't go over the "it's been too long" stuff again. Suffice to say that I blogged once in 2012. Just once. Poor.

    Anyway, I am still here. And I am still doing...


  • May2220124:12 p.m.

    Still alive, still training

    Yes I never went away really. Can it really 6 long months since my last blog? So what has happened in Simmonds-land in that time? Well, more of the same...

  • Dec20201112:20 p.m.

    Result of the no-training-marathon experiment

    Who’d have thought it? You can run a half-marathon on no training at all. That’s what I found out at the Portsmouth Coastal Waterside marathon on...

  • Nov2220113:46 p.m.

    Advice please from marathoners

    Another week sails by. Another physio appointment. More pain and IT stretching and massaging. Leg is feeling slightly better, but physio has advised me to have...

  • Nov1420114:01 p.m.

    Deja-bloody-vu - aaaaaaaaaaaaaggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    Just when I thought another marathon was in me. Just when I was smashing PBs and doing well. New 5km PB under my belt (20:59), now 10 mile PB under my belt at...

  • Sep0520112:18 p.m.

    Putting my money where my mouth is

    After months of talking the talk, but not walking the walk, I have finally taken the plunge and entered another marathon. Marathon number 2 is the Portsmouth...


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