I did my first marathon because I was inspired by a Hundred Clubber wannabe. I looked up to her because she seemed so normal, you would never be able to guess she was some kind of super runner who had completed more than 50 marathons. There was no clue that most weekends she was out … More Not bothered!
One of the reasons I like running distances is that it gives me time to think. When I blogged regularly it was my long runs that gave me the space to think and plan. Over the last 18 months though not only have I not had the time and energy to write in the same … More Big Moments.
Last week I was sat on a train on my way to Edinburgh to run another bloody marathon, as if doing 10 in 10 days is not enough for the year. It was crowded and hot and like so many others in that tin box I watched a film. It was called ‘A monster calls’. … More Just sometimes.
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
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
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.
Do you ever get the feeling that you might have got a bit carried away? I like a challenge but this time I think I may have gone too far. I have signed up for a TiT, 10 marathons in 10 days. I didn’t have the energy to train properly last year, work took up … More Saul Bee and his TiT.
I was going to write about how sticking at it was really important and how great it was to see so many faces still coming back week after week for the learn to run group but, the TV program Mind over Marathon inspired me to take a different look at things. I can’t remember why … More Marathon Therapy