Locked Out

Hey lovely reader, how’re you? Those little zipped pockets they put on the back of running shorts are great aren’t they? No. No they’re bloody well not, and here’s why… A couple of weeks ago, I found myself arriving at work with an hour or two to spare, so decided to make the most of…

10 Race day tips for race day racing

  Hello lovely internet person. I’m doing the Perkins Great Eastern Run this weekend, which was a bit of a last minute decision. Although I’ve been doing some decent training lately, there’s been nothing specifically aimed at half marathons, so I’ll just have to wait and see how I do on the day. I wanged a…

The Road to TR24 (is a Dead End)

Nine months ago I revealed that I’d signed up as a solo for this year’s Thunder Run (aka TR24), meaning I’d be running as many 6 mile laps of an undulating course as my little legs could manage in the space of 24 hours, all on my lonesome. This decision showed that I had the…

All the good stuff happens round the back

I’ve recently started acknowledging my hamstrings (and when I say “acknowledging” I don’t mean I’ve been having actual conversations with them, like I sometimes do with my shoes. I’m not weird you know). What I mean is, I’ve begun to accept the fact that they’re there, and that they do stuff. Important stuff. I used…

A Year in Shoes

Runners love to talk about running; and when we’re not talking about running, we’re talking about shoes. Well, it’s actually shoes and cake, and today I’m going to talk about the former while eating the latter. I tried it the other way round once, but I was quickly escorted out of Brantano and found myself…

Run to Remember

Back at the beginning of the year, one of my goals for 2013 was to run for a charity, which is something I hadn’t done before. It was starting to look like this was going to go the same way as most of my other well-intentioned new year running resolutions, until I spotted this poster…

Time keeps on slippin’

Thankfully I haven’t experienced this for a while, but I’m sure I can’t be the only one who has days where a planned (and eagerly-awaited) run follows this downward spiral… Yaay, I’ve got tons of free time today. I’ll have a proper long slow run with a decent warm-up, and a good stretching and foam-roller…

The Art of Running Slowly

You’re new to running (or maybe you’ve been doing it since 2nd November 2010, just to pick a date completely at random). You’re sick and tired of looking down at your pace and seeing double figures*, but you’ve persevered and now you’ve finally reached the stage where 10 min/miles are a thing of the past.…