Capital Ring Running – Part 1

Capital Ring Running - Part 1
I went to my home parkrun on Saturday and did way better than I had hoped. I merely wished to continue my recovery and keep doing the thing where I simply beat my previous time, so target: 27:27. Nearly a minute off! Very pleased with my progress, the only downside being I now have to ...

My 58th parkrun – Pendle parkrun #57

My 58th parkrun - Pendle parkrun #57
I found myself in Skipton (North Yorkshire) on Friday night and so it was time for some parkrun tourism. I have done Skipton parkrun three times before (one was a DNF though!) however and this visit I brought I car with me, so my eyes found themselves drawn slightly further west… And so it came ...

Targets and plans

For both my fitness and this blog! So I’ve got myself into a position where running that started as training for a bucket-list-lifetime-achievement of running the London Marathon has become my main hobby. There is now a very happy balance between doing this for fun and because I want to get better. I have recently kicked ...

Whilst I was away…

The careful reader will notice that I haven’t posted anything to my blog since January 2014 which is a bit of a stretch. Back then I was attempting to complete “Janathon“, an online fitness initiative that required exercising and then blogging about it every day in January. OK so there was leeway to make excuses ...

Re-launch

Hello! Welcome to my re-launched running blog. I’ll try and be brief whilst simultaneously thorough and then we can get things going over the coming days! First thing to note is, whilst this is a brand new blog, I have just undertaken a rather laborious import process to drag in all running and fitness related posts from ...

Janathon Fail 3

I have bad news. Day 5 – didn’t happen. Was a rest day on my training plan so I had to find something else to do, but I had a busy day visiting a friend and it just didn’t happen. I could add up the walks I did to and from the station and at ...

Janathon Day 4

I feel like I’m already losing momentum but onwards! It’s Saturday, so there is an obvious choice for exercise: back down to an unbelievably somehow colder, wetter and muddier Nonsuch park than three days ago for another 5k! The pre-run announcements brought the news that the run was very nearly called off – and only ...

Janathon Day 3

I totally failed in my pledge to bring you more visual content this time round, well at least in a photo/video kind of way. I promise there will be a graph though! Today called for merely 25 minutes of jogging but having made a good start to my “swim more” target for the month, wanted ...

Janathon Day 2 2

As promised, here is me running in the mud yesterday! (There are  8 in total: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8) The hat seems to have drawn most attention on Facebook. Not my PB that has my parkrun best edging towards 5 minutes quicker than my first ever attempt (and 7 minutes better ...

Janathon Day 1

As I suspect I won’t have been alone in doing, I began Janathon 2014 with a special New Year’s Day parkrun! Type: Run – General Duration: 0:27:49 Distance: 4.99 km My local parkrun is Nonsuch parkrun and I genuinely love it. When I started attending parkrun last year I was more intrigued by the concept ...