16/04/2013

This was to be a joyous write-up, another race down, cracking bling, a challenging but fun course in the mountains, a Tweet Up, but I cannot shake the images of Boston out of my head. When the first plane hit the Twin Towers I was working on the trading floor of Bear Stearns. I stopped…

03/04/2013

30/03/2013 The 35th running of the Crescent City classic brought me to New Orleans, the Big Easy, on the second leg of my #runcation and it would give me more to worry about on the race than I experienced in the rest of the 2013 calendar to date: Heat and Humidity. With Tunbridge Wells having…

27/05/2013

The BUPA London 10K 2013 – My First Anniversary Race…Okay, so here we are, one year on from my first ever race, the race that started it all, the BUPA London 10K. A calendar year ago I had no idea what to expect. I had never raced before, I didn’t know what a bib was,…

05/03/2013

The Semi de ParisI know how I got here. After the flu, and snow, and ambiguity, a relapse and only three short training runs I stamped my feet into the ground on the downhills of Tunbridge Wells on the 24th February and somehow stood at the start of the Semi de Paris, the Paris half…

10/02/2013

The 2012 Bling PostIt has been a long time in coming but finally I am able to post my bling in review edition, where I look at my bling from the last year. Now, I recognise this was my first year of running, and that 2013 has such a fantastic calendar of races that my…

16/12/2012

Race Year SummaryMarch – took up running. This was life changing, and continues to be. Bad shoes, no clue, and a lot of research managed to get me in the wrong shoes but running, so running with bad form that will come back and bite me on the ass at a later date.May – London…

23/12/2012

Virtual Half Mary Race Review…  There will not be much of a race review for this one. This was the brain child of my Twitter running people over in the US and can be read about here. A really good idea where people all over the world (US, Canada, UK, and Australia) run a half…

3/12/2012

The Kingston 10K So yesterday was my last race of 2012, 6 months and 1 week from my first ever race – the BUPA London 10K and it would prove to be challenging for several reasons: First, I was still not 100% fit. The knee knock I took at the Royal Parks Half, that was…

06/11/2012

RUNNERSKNEES10: with the new Runners Knees 10 questions and answers going great guns, and queuing up in my email it is my honour to introduce you to the latest tweeting runner to talk to me re our beloved sport… RUNNERSKNEES1o #4 @lee_nixon now along with @sausagesnaffler, Lee and I set ourselves challenges and kept track…

02/11/2012

Sidelined…As you may have read, when I started running I had issues mainly caused by the long term effects of the left knee breaks and ankle fractures. I would have acute tendinitis on the interior ligaments of my left knee that would be crippling when the weather changed. I would also suffer shin splints even when…

25/10/2012

I did it! I signed up for a full marathon. After much dillying and a modicum of dallying I saw others were signing up for the Berlin marathon next year and, in the blink of an eye all €60 slots of were gone. This left those willing to pay €90 clambering to get signed up…

17/10/2012

The Amsterdam Playlist has been prepared. You Know My Name (From “Casino Royale”) Chris CornellWolf Like Me TV On the RadioWise Up Sucker Pop Will Eat ItselfUnorthodox (Radio Edit) [feat. Example] Wretch 32 & ExampleTraktor (Radio Edit) [feat. L] Wretch 32 & LThere She Goes The La’sTake Me Out Franz FerdinandSpectrum (Say My Name) [Calvin…