Stand back I’m about to do ‘science’ The Wednesday before last I was chatting about when we run, and how friendly runners are who run at different times. In my usual compulsive not at all thought through way I constructed a very brief survey and posted it on ukrunchat with the promise that I would … More Questioning Camaraderie!
If I had the kind of family who had any interest in joining me on my distance running exploits, The Ranscombe Challenges are the one event I have done that I would feel really happy bringing them along to. Unlike ‘Proper’ marathons they are not set length events, instead they have a time limit, during … More On Lap Challenge Races and my latest adventures at Ranscombe
Runners can be an eccentric bunch. I like to use the word eccentric rather than downright deranged in this context, because I am talking strange habits, not the whole marathon/ultra, speed, early morning, taking yourself to the edge of exhaustion thing that so many non runners find particularly difficult to understand. This week I am … More The strange and delusional habits of the running afflicted.
I remember learning to ride a bike, and one of the things that stands out in my mind was how much easier it seemed when going uphill. I had something to push against and that made me feel like I was in control, going downhill was a lot easier on the legs but it really … More On Heart Rates and Hills!