2019 – Hanging up my running shoes (Possibly)

I started too late. I took up running at 39 and ran my first marathon at 42. Six years later and, after a couple of months out with injury and sickness, I have had plenty of time to assess how far I’ve come (about 5 and a half thousand kilometres), where I currently am (drinking…

Race Review – Hell on the Humber

Hell on the Humber? I am trying to remember when I signed up for it. It was certainly before the injury and the following sickness. It was supposed to be one of those lap races, one of many I do every year, that boost the 100MC numbers and get me steadily closer to my goal. Me and…

Race Review – Pride 10K

I needed a comeback race. And if ever I was going to have a comeback race it would be the Pride 10K. It would be my 4th running of it, so I was more than familiar with the route, the bag drop, the setup, everything. Twice I gained a PB at Victoria Park including my…

The Bits In-between

Things have been a bit shit of late. You may or may not recall that I finished day 2 of the Race to the Tower double marathon weekend strapped up and limping. Physio and osteo sessions followed and I didn’t run a step for what would turn out to be 5 weeks. Shocking really, considering…

Race Review – The Virgin Sports British 10K

I did swear I would never run the British 10K again. I swore that after the first time I ran the Nike version in 2012 (my second ever 10K). And then again when I ran the Vitality version in 2015. I swore I would never run it again. But with the utter clusterfuck that is…

Race Review – Ware 10s – aka Man vs Lewis

I have been here before, listing the Man v Horse, Beat the Boat, Chase the Train, all those wonderful niche races where you forget your fellow runners and throw yourself headfirst down a hill in the pursuit of a truckle of cheese. I have run the Beat the Boat, almost exactly a year ago with…

Race Review – Race to the Tower (Double Marathon)

I had to do it for closure. I had to do it this way for completeness. Back in 2016 I ran Race to the King  as my first trail marathon, I ran just day one as a tester for Race to the Stones as my first ultra, that I ran all the way though (100K) in…

Race to the Tower – Obligatory Photos

Thanks to those wonderful people at Pics2Go I had the photos before I’d even finished. DAY ONE It started so well… Bam bam! Gun hands. Single Fonzie at the valley edge Huffing and a puffing at a rock thingy In it to the finish Grit, determination, and other such things. DAY TWO JK and I…

The Second Half of the Year

It has been a pretty good year so far. My flumpometer rating is pretty high with 4 marathons (Vienna, Liverpool, Gothic and Transgrancanaria) and 2 ultras (St Wales and Amersham) ticked off in the space of 3 months. Not to mention the halves, tens and a 20 miler too. But this year is all about…