Race Review – Saxon, Viking, Norman Music Legends Challenge

And it is finally here, let’s dance, let’s put on our red shoes and dance the blues, an opportunity to wear my David Bowie tee again at the SVN Music Legends Challenge dedicated to David Bowie. I wore it first, you may recall, for the Supernova 5K last January, my second race of 2016, and…

Don’t mention the bunnies! The Portland Coastal Marathon Race Review

Thomas Hardy described Portland as “the peninsular carved by time out of a single stone” but I think Jonathan Meades was closer with “Portland is a bulky chunk of geological, social, topographical and demographic weirdness. It is the obverse of a beauty spot. ‘Beauty’ in this construction implies the picturesque. Portland is gloriously bereft of…

Well that escalated quickly – the story of a week or so

2017 (my 5th) was always going to be my greatest running year to date. I had already booked Comrades, my life A-race as I couldn’t get into the Berlin Wall 100 Miler and planned to prep with a marathon a month. Well, I say “planned” but it was more organic than that. I chose a…

Race Review : Saxon, Viking, Norman races Cakeathon

Winter (what there is of it) has finally descended on the UK. “Thunder snow” became an actual thing and, after a couple of hours of sleet, London looked like every other day. But because of the media hyped nonsense (god journalists are such w*nkers), flights were cancelled at both Gatwick and Heathrow, and it was all too…

Race Review – the RunThrough Brixton 10K

Another running year has ended and another year running has begun and, after limping my way through all of my Winter races, it was about time to test the heel in 2017. Although not on the original plan, where I was to start the year at the 6 hour Cakeathon lap ultra, hmmm cake, I…

That Escalated Quickly – The 2017 Race Calendar

It is that time of the year when I look at my race calendar and say to myself… “what were you thinking? It looks like you just randomly listened to Twitter conversations and went with it, you idiot. Where is the sense?” But the race calendar to me is much more than a conversation I…

PF and ME – the Ongoing Battle

This crap is not okay. I have been trying to rationalise the course of action I have taken to fix my PF as 4 months after it started I do not feel I am any better. Race to the King. It all felt fine. Race to the Stones. 100K and 19 hours of “fun” spread…

The 2016 Annual Bling Review

As always around this time of year, normally a little later but I am presently injured, I take a look back at this year’s bling so those that read this blog can effectively window shop for their collections. And so, without further ado, here are this years medals. PS. My Favourite is Athens.  

Race Review – The 209 Events Santa Run Battersea

A Little Less Action a Little More Conversation… And so to the end of the 2016 race calendar (27 races – a quiet year) and a Santa Run in Battersea Park with Jenni and Kaya, with Baz in tow. I had run a Santa Run before, and in Battersea no less. I had sworn off…

THIS IS 2016!!! The Annual Review

2016 – it was a quiet one The annual review is always an emotional rollercoaster, and this year has been one hell of a ride. I will try to keep it together and not go off the rails too much but please, keep your arms and legs in the car at all times – it…