Don’t cause an argument. Don’t argue back. Don’t do that wrong. Don’t get in the way. Don’t be a burden. Tread carefully. Speak quietly. Don’t take up too much space. Be less competitive. Be less opinionated. Be less open. Be less of a show-off. Be less talkative. Be less insecure. Be less needy. Be less… Continue reading More or less
I wasn’t going to write a post about the Loch Ness Marathon but I really want to remember every detail I possibly can, so here we are. Training had gone reasonably well. Up until mid-August I’d been really consistent, ticking off all the runs and setting PBs over all distances. Then life happened and I missed… Continue reading Loch Ness Marathon
I can’t do it. I’m stopping” The MK Marathon weekend half marathon 2016 was my first ever half marathon. I achieved my coveted sub-2 and had a blast; a real hometown glory moment. Two years, three more half marathons and a 1.52 PB later, buoyed by my success at the MK Winter Half I signed up… Continue reading MK Half Marathon – Episode two: The Very Hot One
My last post opened with the fact that although I had won one race in my time, it certainly didn’t happen on the regular. And then I won another race. Oops. I mean, not that it was an accident. I wanted to win. I tried to win. I would have been disappointed if I hadn’t… Continue reading Winning things and pride
I’m a pretty average runner. It’s not my job. I don’t win races (actually, I did win one once, but it’s certainly not a regular occurrence). I’m not setting the running world alight with my times. But I’ve got a running coach. Something which two years ago, I probably would have scoffed at. And which… Continue reading Why I use a running coach
Some reviews are so easy to write that they practically write themselves, but some are that little bit harder. Added to that the backlash against ‘influencer’ (vomit) reviews, and I’ve found writing this post pretty tricky. But here it is. So, the product: SOLE footbeds These are insoles which are designed to mould to the… Continue reading I’ve got SOLE: review.
I’d put a lot of pressure on myself for this race (as per). It wasn’t a time related pressure this time though – but a performance pressure. I’d completely lost all race confidence leading up to it, with my last race being a DNF and the one before that being London Marathon which didn’t exactly… Continue reading MK Winter Half Marathon
I’m fit. I mean, compared to the average Jo(e), I’m fit. I’d wager that most regular runners are. I can run up the stairs without getting out of breath. I can run around after my son without (much) trouble. I’d hope I could outrun any potential danger. I can bash out a sub-25 5k on demand,… Continue reading Fit and healthy?
If there’s a runner out there who doesn’t like buying new kit I’m yet to meet them. I genuinely once had to clear out some of my non-running clothes to make room for more kit. So when JD Williams got in touch to ask if I’d like to review some bits from their new sportswear… Continue reading JD Williams sports kit review
We’re embarrassingly lucky in Milton Keynes to be blessed with two equally awesome and very different parkruns, and whilst running one of them this weekend I thought it might be nice to review them both in the hopes that some of you might want to visit them one day. (I mean, whilst running my thoughts… Continue reading Milton Keynes: a town of two parkruns