I had intended to explain why I have no target on my charity page but to be honest the whole thing makes me feel a little icky. I have never been great with money and talking about it feels a little … erm dirty. Probably a bit of a sad and pointless confession as it … More Starting a Religion
Sometimes in life you witness a moment when somebodies whole world appears to change. At least if their world doesn’t change, your perception of how they deal with the world changes. Such a moment happened this Saturday for me when my daughter did parkrun. It wasn’t a big event, there were no bells and whistles, … More Contracting Runningitis
I have been running with friends across the South Downs recently and found the whole experience very satisfying even though I’m not much of a trail runner. I like a bit of concrete and tarmac but the hills, the scenery and the general sense of acheivement are quite satisfying. I may have softened my outlook … More Up North
Please Donate Here If you have been reading my blog recently you know that I am not a big fan of charities. More accurately it’s the big charities I’m not a fan of. You know, the ones which hoover up all the places in major running events, leaving the smaller do gooders scrabbling about for … More Charity Again
Driving home today it suddenly occurred to me that I have changed a huge amount. I mean intellectually I already knew this but I had one of those moments of brain searing clarity given form by a question. At what point did I turn into a person who really has no qualms about running a … More Growing up
This week I was reminded of a valuable lesson I learned early in my running career. What’s even better is that my daughter learned the same lesson. Things conspired against me over the weekend and when Sunday morning came I was not inspired to run. I knew I did not have enough time to do … More Everyone would be doing it!
I must be some kind of bastard. ‘Never’ I hear you cry, ‘with all that running wisdom you spew forth how can that be?’ Well I am mean and heartless and I don’t agree with running for charity. Well that’s not strictly true, what I don’t agree with is the charity running industry. Any big … More Does a lot of work for Charity
I’m sitting here at my desk on Monday morning feeling the twitching in my legs and a restless ache which reminds me that yesterday I completed a marathon. I have run a few in my time but yesterday was special… and not in a good way. The Steyning Stinger was without doubt the hardest marathon … More A tale at the end of the sting.
One thing I noticed when coming back to writing my blog. It’s not as easy as it used to be and I couldn’t quite work out why. I know when I have been off running for a while due to injury it takes time to get back on it but, writing is not the same … More Practising Practice
Today I ran 18 miles. I ran 18 miles with someone who has a complex relationship with running. Unlike them I am a lucky bastard that loves running. Some individual runs are pretty shit but that doesn’t change how I feel. I like running with my friends, I like running on my own. I like … More Pointless