The course was short. The T-Shirt was ill fitting. The medal wasn’t anything to write home about. Goodie bags were thrown in the mud and left for participants to collect themselves. Goodie bags mostly contained a drink and some promotional vouchers (some promotions were already out of date). Despite negative publicity the organisers have yet […]Read more "The (Not So) Great Cumbrian Run Review – 1st October 2017"
While at running group a few weeks ago I spotted a new runner being introduced to people by another member of the group. I was a little out of the way but I could hear what was being said. I saw that I was being pointed at and the following was said, “That’s Steve, he’s […]Read more "English Half Marathon review – Sunday September 17th 2017."
I’m not entirely sure what I thought I was signing up to when I entered the Hell on the Humber. At the time I knew that I needed to get an endurance event in to give me an idea where I was in terms of fitness before contemplating Comrades Marathon in 2018. I’d be training […]Read more "HELL ON THE HUMBER (HOTH) REVIEW – AUGUST 19th/20th 2017"
Over the years, despite a brave outward façade, I’ve often struggled with self-doubt. I always find, however, that the self-doubt is always in fierce competition with my desire not to be outdone. Which is exactly what brought me back to Ullswater Triathlon this July. After a less than stellar outing the year previously where I battled […]Read more "Ullswater Triathlon Review – Saturday July 8th 2017."
Much like my previous post about the Carlisle Tri Club 10k, The Appleby 10k has become a staple of my running calendar. This is mostly down to the fact that they run a fun run before the 10k which I’ve taken part in with my son for the past three years. Previous attempts had seen […]Read more "Appleby 10k Review – Sunday 25th June 2017."
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On Wednesday 7th June I took part in my fourth Carlisle Tri Club 10k. Previous attempts had seen the following finishes: . 2014 – 48:14 (74th/139) 2015 – 47:24 (114th/228) 2016 – 45:29 (76th/250) I was fairly confident that I could pull a good time out of the hat this year. I just had to […]Read more "Carlisle Tri Club 10k Review – Wednesday 7th June 2017"