03/05/2013

The Shakespeare half marathon (Stratford Upon Avon) or The Race that never was… The weekend of the 28th¬†April I was to run the last race of my inaugural year as a runner, as next month (May 27th) I would have come full circle and returned back where it all began, with the BUPA London 10K….

15/12/2012

The Twickenham 10K Race Recap…This was a mistake for me in so many ways, and I am a little humbled, and a little cautious, and more reflective and mindful of others as I write this. Sometime in December, I can’t remember when, a discussion about races in the office somehow ended with a little smack…

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…

27/09/2012

Royal Parks Half Marathon I am 10 days from my first half marathon, half my goal, all within 7 months but yet again my knee is acting up. It is my age old injury, the medial collateral ligament on the left knee. It used to be bad all the time, it used to swell to…

21/09/2012

Book review – The Shin Split Bible by Chris Williams (http://www.explosivelegs.com/) I suffer from shin splits and have terribly so in the past. Before I took up running the burning pain in the front of my lower legs was so bad I could not up my walking pace without having to stop and rest. My…

28/09/2012

Compeed vs Blist-O-Ban I have a blister on my heel and have, until now, been using the marvellous Compeed blister plasters. Compeeds are great. You can get them from most pharmacies here in the UK, and in Europe. They are made by Johnson and Johnson. They are of a unique fabrication as far as I…

01/09/2012

Race Weekend…Okay, okay, when I say race I really mean run. I am not racing against anyone per se, other than myself. This is a run, and more hardened runners would say it is a fun run. It is not a fun run and I do not treat it as such. I want to get…

17/08/2012

Injuries Suck… It was an inevitability. Sooner or later I was going to get injured. I always kept my fingers crossed that it would be a) a minor injury and b) not during a time when I have races. But yes, it has finally happened. I have been running, as you know, increasing speed and…