What a year!!! I don’t often update this blog as much as I used to. The last couple of years has seen one or two updates. The reason being is that I was running the same races, doing similar training throughout to get to them and there’s only so much you can write about the […]Read more "2020 – the year the world closed down."
Over the past two years I’ve been running virtual run/walks to tie in with baby loss and sudden infant death awareness week. Over October in 2017 and 2018 there has been on average 110 runners take part in the event raising over £1000 in 2017 for Kicks Count and Tommy’s and £750 in 2018 for […]Read more "Baby Loss and Sudden Infant Death Awareness Week – Memorial 5k/10k Run/Walk 2019"
Ding, ding, ding round two. I knew as soon as I’d finished my first Comrades that I’d be back the next year. There was only one opportunity to get my back to back medal and that was to finish the course in consecutive years. I had been encouraged by 2018’s effort where I finished a […]Read more "COMRADES 2019 – THE UP RUN"
“Excuse me mate, you’re pissing on my trainers.” “It’s only piss, get over it.” Awesome…there really is no come back to that. This was the start of my 15th marathon experience. I’d come a long way since my first back in Chester in 2013. Back then I finished in a respectable 4:20.47. Sure, it wasn’t […]Read more "Manchester Marathon – 7th April 2019. (15 marathon’s in the bag)"
“I wasn’t meant to be here.” That’s what I thought as I stood on the start line of the Comrades Marathon 9,000 miles away from home in Durban, South Africa. And in truth I wasn’t, this was never meant to be on the cards. But despite everything I’d made it and here I was on […]Read more "Comrades 2018"
It’s been a very long time. Nearly 9 months since I last blogged in anger to be exact. I’ve been a tad busy and the year has gotten away from me. I briefly tried my hand at podcasting but even that became too time consuming and has had to go on the back-burner for a […]Read more "It’s been a long time…"
Last year we ran our first set of virtual run/walks to tie in with baby loss and sudden infant death awareness week. Over October we had a fantastic 110 runners take part in the event raising over £1000 for Kicks Count and Tommy’s This year the donations will continue to go to Kicks Count who […]Read more "UK Baby Loss and Sudden Infant Death Awareness Week 2018 – Virtual Run/Walk"
It’s been another great year in terms of my running. I set goals at the start of the year and I managed to hit them all. January saw me take part in the Inskip Half Marathon and set a new half marathon PB of 1:33.18…and ended up with a snazzy new bobble hat. February saw […]Read more "2017 – A review of favourite/notable races"
Over the past couple of months I’ve taken part in some other runs that deserve a little shout-out. 30th Anniversary Star Trek The Next Generation Run First up was the 30th Anniversary Star Trek The Next Generation Run hosted by Full Medal Runs The qualifying run had to be of 10k distance or more in […]Read more "The Also Rans"
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old, Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning We will remember them.” The Windmill 10k has become another favourite on my racing calendar. 2016 was the first year of […]Read more "Windmill 10k review – Sunday 12th November 2017"