Ah Blackpool, How I had missed you. Like a hole in the head. It was a week after the sunny half marathon in Barcelona and I was en route to Blackpool. The Blackpool half marathon was becoming an annual trip out. This one was a bit of a road trip though as runners from both […]Read more "Blackpool – 25th Great North West Half Marathon (Did anyone order Wind?)"
It was early…very early. It was six o’clock. Or to be more precise 5:50am. I’d had a wonderful sleep in the wonderful hotel in Barcelona and I felt very rested. Breakfast started at 7am and we were there on the dot and first in line to grab a table. I wanted to get a decent […]Read more "Barcelona – Race Day (16,000 runners = 9 toilets)."
In a brief deviation from usual proceedings here I recently had a discussion with Geoff Marshall. Geoff Marshall is the current Guinness world record holder for for travelling around all 270 London Underground stations in the fastest time. I first heard about Geoff’s challenge on a recent catch up of my backlog of Marathon Talk […]Read more "Interview – Geoff Marshall (London Tube Challenge world record holder)"
When I first started getting fit a lot of people scoffed at my attempts at running. What they didn’t realise was that I was a lot stronger willed than the boy who used to give up because they said I couldn’t do something and they said that I would never be able to do it. […]Read more "Motivation of the day"
It’s safe to say that I’d been very much looking forward to going to Barcelona. Not only did I get to spend a little time with my wife on Valentine’s weekend but I was also going to fit in the Barcelona half marathon. So, after a heavy night shift at work (heavy, like in Back […]Read more "Barcelona – Pre-race"
Hello everyone. It has been a while since I last posted but I’ve been up to quite a bit in the past month or so. I’ve been to Barcelona and taken part in a half marathon. I’ve been to Blackpool and taken part in a very, very windy half marathon and I’ve been to Dodd […]Read more "In which Steve has technical issues"