B2P Q&A: Liz Goodchild (aka Runnerstood)

“I did not take drugs before I wrote this, I promise.” Liz Goodchild (shortly before talking about perpetual kittens and how running is like cheese) “Running will open up a whole different world for you, and you’ll become a better person” Also Liz. ; Jay on Liz I’ve never really rubbed shoulders with celebrities before*,…

B2P Q&A: Jen Jahn (aka 2itchyfeet)

“Billy Joel, Pizza, definitely no octopodes” Jen Jahn (may not be a direct quote)    Jay on Jen There are many reasons why Jen is great, but the thing that keeps me coming back to her blog time and time again is her peculiar love/hate relationship with running. It’s fair to say that there are…

Mr Motivator

A chat today with my little buddy Becky (@beckdilley) made me realise that there’s a gap in the market just dying to be filled. Runners are often faced with hurdles* that threaten to keep us from our favourite pastime, or at least hinder it in some way, but there’s usually something out there that can…

Angst in my pants

Foreword: I was struggling to think up a snappy title for this post, but in the end settled on a tenuous pun. I’d like to start off by assuring you, shiny reader, that what you’re about to read has nothing whatsoever to do with my pants. Right, now that we’ve cleared that up, on with the…

VLM 2013: Those left behind

In the last week, thousands of hopeful runners would have been saddened (or in some cases, relieved) to receive a rejection letter, informing them that they were unsuccessful in the ballot for next year’s Virgin London Marathon. Well, that’s not strictly true, because it wasn’t a letter. They’d instead opted for a magazine, with an…

B2P Q&A: Taff Tanner

“my life’s an open road and I just head out the door and run a few more thousand steps along it“ Taff Tanner Jay on Taff Taff Tanner is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Facto. The fact that he’s a truly awesome runner (and I mean “awesome” in the literal, rather than…

Coming soon: B2PQ&A

  Hello, you’re looking fantastic  today. I didn’t want to say this in front of the others, but you’re my favourite reader. Anyway, just a quicky to let you know about an upcoming feature for the blog. As well as my usual weekly(ish) bouts of nonsense, I’m going to start interviewing (okay, pestering) some of…