When I was a kid, Sony introduced a range of electronics called the “My First” range. They were basically simpler versions of things like a Walkman. For those that are too young to understand… these things had something called a cassette tape in, the cassette tape played music. The buttons were big, the colours were … Continue reading My First Ultra
Paris or Bust
My 2nd road marathon is done. I was aiming for just under 3 hours 30 mins and I really wanted that time, but I couldn’t get there. I finished with a new PB of 3hrs 38mins and 43 seconds. I am reasonably happy but this race like many has a bigger story because this was … Continue reading Paris or Bust
Some runs are to be raced, some races are to be run
When I started running I knew nothing. I was learning about myself and my body every run and every race. Even on training runs I would push myself most of the time, then I would push myself more in the races. During London Marathon training I learned to run at some different paces, not brilliantly … Continue reading Some runs are to be raced, some races are to be run
What is a marathon?
For a while now I have wanted to write a blog about my London Marathon experience but didn’t want to do a “Race report”. It was such a special race in so many ways that I felt something else was needed to cover this subject. Then the other day while I was out running … Continue reading What is a marathon?
The First Race
I had never really contemplated when I would run my first race. I didn’t even think about what it would be like or where it would be. Then, on a regular work day late in June 2015 my friend and colleague Ruth told me that someone from the office team had to pull out of … Continue reading The First Race
The Great North Run experience
Here is my race report for the Great North Run. I will get back to my running journey shortly but wanted to put this into words while I can still remember it all. I was born in 1974 so am a child of the late 70s and mostly the 80s but you don’t remember those … Continue reading The Great North Run experience