Peak District Skyrace: Possibly the best race yet !

Way back in January, while feeling sorry for myself after injuring my leg and not being able to move off the lounge floor, I started getting down, almost depressed.  I tried to motivate myself by buying god knows how many trainers and running gear, then also started entering races in the hope that one day… Continue reading Peak District Skyrace: Possibly the best race yet !

The Trionium Munro

As I continue my comeback from injury I entered my first munro last Sunday, a half marathon race run by a company called Trionium which had the title “the hardest half in Britain”.  I had no idea what a munro was before entering, i thought it was just part of the company name, but now… Continue reading The Trionium Munro

I’ve been quiet, i’ve been nervous, i’ve achieved

It’s been a while since i blogged, why is this ? Truth is a) been really busy with work and b) been far too nervous about recovery from my leg injury.  Good news is end of March i got approval to try running again, slowly (no choice, can’t even think about running fast) and not… Continue reading I’ve been quiet, i’ve been nervous, i’ve achieved

Slowly, very slowly, does it

So it’s now been 3 months and 2 days since injuring myself – i think injury is an understatement, part of the problem for my slow recovery is the i totally turned a blind eye to what i’d actually done to my leg.  With age comes stubbornness, as well as a slower recovery, not goo… Continue reading Slowly, very slowly, does it

Do what you love

So just over 2 weeks since publishing my book, it’s sold almost 900 copies, had some great reviews, and is topping several best sellers charts on Amazon – amazing, all thanks to taking up a new hobby, being inspired by strangers to challenge myself in races, to then lose every race and to keep on trying.… Continue reading Do what you love

I’ve been writing a book

Short and sweet blog, last year I started blogging to help motivate myself and then it turned into something I shared with others. Whilst the year ended badly through injury, 53 days and counting with no running, I used the time saved productively and set myself some new goals for 2015 – complete a bike… Continue reading I’ve been writing a book

30 long days of no running, what a great opportunity to do something else

It’s now been 30 days since i last ran and injured myself – in the past i’d have been depressed about missing out on something i enjoy for so long but that’s no longer the path i wish to follow.

A great year with a frustrating end

 2014 has been great, awesome, fantastic, inspiring, fulfilling – in fact it’s possibly been the best one yet in my 42 years on this planet. I’ve not only achieved so much at home and at work, but i’ve also actually enjoyed achieving this – i know so many high achievers who achieve great things at… Continue reading A great year with a frustrating end

My first “did not finish”

Last Saturday i turned up in London at 8am, cold, tired, and carrying an injury to take part in my second Ultra marathon – a 50km race along the Thames. Leading up to this i was in a dilemma, i was carrying an injury which caused me a lot of pain, but i had also… Continue reading My first “did not finish”

Hayling 10 mile race

Last weekend I completed my latest race, a short 10 miler almost on my doorstep. Given so many other races have involved a reasonable amount of travel, and also were longer distances, i approached this race with complacency – big mistake !