Product Review: Karkoa Smartbag

You Always Need a Good Backpack or… ¬†   For a while now I have been looking for a decent sized backpack that I can take on those weekend trips to run somewhere outside of London. Yes, it is true that I like to book foreign races, but I also do race a lot in…

07/12/2013

Like anyone on here I am putting together next year’s race calendar. I know I didn’t do too well in 2013. I ran 18 races in the end, but was a no show at 11 others. Next year I plan on being better at over-stretching myself, or worse at over-stretching myself, and only book myself…

15/12/2013

Last year after the Movember 10K in Greenwich Park I decided that it would be the end of my running year. After all, the weather was getting bad, surely I would not succumb to the desire to continue running into the season of snow, santa suits and antlers. WRONG! I ran the Richmond 10K and…

11/09/2013

I didn’t run The Les Hutton 10 Miler in Dartford due to the flu. I didn’t run the Bromley 10K for the same reason. Longleat 10K, because I was moving. Gunnersbury 10 I was double-booked. Shakespeare half I injured myself the day before and missed it. I missed the Luxembourg night marathon because of Eddie…

29/12/2013

The Gut Buster… Again I have reached the end of the year and have, despite deciding the Movember Mo Run 10K was my last race, have kept going. Whilst the last race at Southend was a bit of a disaster in terms of cramp, shin splints, organisation, cold and poor bling, I have a feeling…

1/12/2013

MOVEMBER 2013 It is hard to think that a year ago I was cursing the organisers of Movember and @Mo_running after running the Greenwich 10K for the charity? Me, Lizzie, Corky and Neil Movember 2012 The main reason was that, after 6 months of running the 2012 race really hurt. And it hurt because the…

22/09/2013

I had planned to call this blog post The Art of Running Without Running¬†and was going to list the races that I had not run this year and therefore planned to make the bulk of next years Race Calendar. The title was funny and Bruce Lee related, showing that somehow, despite dropping out of a…

04/09/2013

I came across JOST Running whilst coveting the August bling of a fellow member of the Twitterati. It was a hot dog medal and I had to have it, no matter what, thinking it was a US race, and that I could sign up in 2014. So I looked up the @Jostrunning user referenced in…

30/07/013

PALEO DIET for a MONTH Ok I am going to try to lose some of this blubber on the paleo diet as I race on the way to Berlin. I downloaded a month of recipes and the guide and have also contacted a marathon coach to push me in the right direction. I am going…

28/10/2013

THE GREAT SOUTH RUN… The BUPA Great South has a huge field, 25,000 for what is classed as the “World’s Premier 10 Mile Event.” It is a gold something-something event, I can’t remember what was said by the announcer over the PA, or maybe it was the wind howling at Portsmouth seafront. For all my…

28/07/2013

HOW TO RUN – by PAULA RADCLIFFE (Book review – attempt 2)…I did try to review this book before but it annoyed the hell out of me. It was effectively a Nike catalog. Every model, not just the “author”, was adorned in nothing but Nike products, with the Tick everywhere to be seen. It just…

Marathon Diet Week One

I have decided to try the paleo diet for a month to see if the weight loss that will undoubtedly be the result and the drop in processed sugars will help my mood and my training for the Berlin Marathon. So, I do have food in the fridge that I need to eat. Only a…