There’s a car…

I pass it quite often when I’m out running one of my usual routes. Well, I say “pass”, but what I actually do is squeeze through whatever tiny gap they’ve been kind enough to leave for me, because this car is always parked across the footpath. Why do they do this? There could be any…

Freedom (part two)

 In one of my recent posts, we talked about the joys (or not) of freeing oneself from the shackles of technology. This post is the same, but with pants. Or, more accurately, without them. I’ve always worn underwear when I run, because… well… you just do, don’t you? But over the years there have been…

The Running Awards 2016

   Sequins, canapes and bitchy red-carpet catfights. None of those things were present at last years Running Awards, which came as a crushing disappointment. Well, it’s that time again and, at the time of posting, there’s just a day or two left to vote in the most of the categories, including Bestest Blog. I’ve been…

Freedom

  I did a thing the other day. A scary thing. A thing I’ve always been tempted to try, but never had the bottle. I went for a run without a GPS watch or a running app. That last sentence was an existential nightmare to write, because how do I actually know I went for a…

Chased by Giants

   Okay, that title is probably a bit misleading. For starters, there was only one giant. Secondly, it wasn’t actually a giant. And if we’re being totally honest, I wasn’t really being chased. The word “by” is spot on though. Can’t fault that. Tell you what, I’ll start again…   By That’s better. This is a…

Starting over

Earlier this month, somebody on the twitters commented on a photo of me running. They (kindly) said:     The thing I should have pointed out, was that the photo in question was taken back in October, when the jacket I was wearing didn’t pull quite so taut over my tummy. A few months have passed…

Splash!

     So, I’m staging a bit of a comeback and trying to get my running back on track after experiencing a few months of laziness and lethargy (and cheese. ALL of the cheese), and recently went out on my first proper Long Slow Run for quite some time. It was nothing spectacular, just seven-and-a-bit miles…

Product test: some Helly Hansen “Norviz” stuff 

Hey, remember this thing I posted last year?  We all shared a little laugh about how I’m completely incapable of writing product reviews in anything that vaguely resembles a timely fashion, and how I’m basically kryptonite to any sensible marketing campaign. Well, it’s almost Spring, and I’ve had the bloody thing since October, so it’s…

Hey…

  Hello folks. Last time I spoke to you (a couple of weeks ago), I was just about to do the Perkins Great Eastern Run. Many of you had a go at predicting my finish time, in the hope of winning an egg cup. You’re a very strange collection of people. Anyway, for reasons I won’t…