It's been over a month since my last post (thanks for all the messages about that one, BTW - must try to work out how to keep the responses on-screen!) and, as expected, mad work season plus the resumption of training (thank goodness!) has meant there simply hasn't been time to keep my blog up-to-date. … Continue reading Double-Header Part 1: The Running Update…
This post is a bit off-subject, but today is the 30th anniversary of the Bradford City fire disaster. On a bright, sunny May day in 1985, thousands descended on Valley Parade to celebrate that rarest of events - a Bradford City Championship winning season. What happened next is etched into the minds of any Bradfordian … Continue reading Saturday 11th May, 1985.
Sunday 3rd May, 2015. 3.00pm. The injured ankle is improving. Not run yet, but have managed to get on the cross-trainer, so at least I am doing some sort of training. (8 weeks to go...) However, at this very moment, somewhere near Walton-on-Trent in Derbyshire, hardly souls will be entering the last 3 hours of … Continue reading The Conti Lightning Run – One Year On…
Nine weeks today (Jeez, only nine?) I will (hopefully) be nearing the end of 110km of running, basking in the satisfaction of completing my first ever Ultra. If I was feeling supremely optimistic, in nine weeks I may be already finished, given that the race clock would now be showing 18 hours 15 minutes! However, … Continue reading The Highs and Lows of Trail Running (or Easter 2015 update, if you want a dull title instead.)
Last Saturday (21st March) saw the return of the new Lakeland Trails season. A series close to my heart for at least 2 reasons: firstly, it was the series in which I made my 'proper' trail debut just two years ago and, secondly, they are also the hosts for my up-and-coming ultra debut in June … Continue reading Loving the Lakeland Trails! (Even when they bite back!)
Into the middle of March and the countdown is seriously on. Soon I will be within 3 months of race date (27th June) and, with each weekend long run that passes, I experience increasing excitement and trepidation in equal measure. I didn't really have these feelings in January or February; certainly not the trepidation part … Continue reading When am I ‘Ultra’?
Hi there! First of all, thank you for even opening whatever link you have (maybe accidentally) pressed to end up where you are! Hopefully, by the time you read this, there will be so much information, photography, links to various blogs from friends, twitter feeds, links to Garmin and Strava training data etc. that you … Continue reading Welcome to my World! (Title shamelessly lifted from Martin L Gore – am I going to run into copyright issues on my first post?)