Bikey No-Likey

My recent foray into being a big fat non-runner led to many of you offering practical advice. This advice mainly fell into one of three categories: Just knuckle down and stick with it. Just knuckle down and stick with it, you annoying, self-absorbed, whiny idiot. Try the cycling. The first two options appealed to me,…

Um… Helped!

You lot are ace. Just a quick little note to say thanks for all of your responses to my recent (whiny) plea for help (sympathy).  It’s still early days, and my legs still feel like they’re made of super-dense Lego, but I’ve snapped out of the “this is the end of my runningness” dumps. It’s…

Um… Help!

Hello strangers. It’s been a while hasn’t it? Looking back through the history of this silly little blog, a couple of things are abundantly clear. Firstly, I mention zombies a lot more than is normal for a supposedly full-grown man. Secondly, it’s really quite sickening just how many of the posts are on the theme…

Talking to myself

  Hello lovelies. I just wanted to pop onto the blog and share something with you. Now, don’t get too excited, but here’s the thing… I think I might have just discovered the secret of running. Actually, that sounds a bit grandiose. I’ll rephrase… I think I might have just discovered the secret of running for…

I tried to come up with a clever title for this post, but it’s basically the one where I saw a bird and a rabbit and it looked like they were mates.

 Now, I’m fairly certain that I didn’t imagine this. Twice now, when I’ve been out for a run through an industrial estate in my home town, I’ve witnessed the same thing. I’ve been plodding along, lost in the raw natural beauty of a dozen identical distribution centres, when I’ve seen a rabbit. Nothing unusual there.…

Race report: Run Bedford 10k

  This was only the second in the Run Bedford series, with the first 10k event taking place last year and attracting just over 400 runners. This year saw over 750. Now, I’m no mathematician but by my calculations, if it continues to grow at this rate, the 2020 event will see over NINE BILLION runners…

Scrnch!

There’s nothing quite like running in the rain. The combination of the cooling droplets kissing your skin, and the smug knowledge that you’re clearly some sort of level-nine badass. But there’s a downside, and I’m worried that it’s just me. I’ll be out there, running along, oblivious to anything nature can throw at me1. My…

Hot, sticky and full of delusion

  A couple of weeks ago, we had that mini-heatwave in the UK, and I think I’ve mentioned in the past that I really can’t stand hot weather. I think it might have something to do with my penguin ancestry. As soon as the temperature creeps up, so too does my inclination to stab the entire…