With the marathon looming in Manchester I find myself turning to music to get pumped up pre training run. One of my go to songs is Can’t Slow Down by Foreigner. Watch the video and then read the lyrics…it’s guaranteed to give you some get up and go. “Can’t Slow Down” Feel the blood rushing through my […]Read more "Music inspiration/motivation"
I apologise here for a slight deviation from running (although at some point during this we’ll veer back, wait and see). Today, 27/02/2015, we lost Leonard Nimoy. Unashamedly I was a fan, a big fan and words cannot express how gutted I am about this. I was brought up on Star Trek and, having a […]Read more "Live Long and Prosper"
February 2014: “Never again, never freaking ever again.” Although I didn’t say freaking…I’ll leave you to substitute. That was my experience of Blackpool last year. To be fair, I had done the Barcelona half marathon the week before and the contrast in experiences was sizeable. So, why I found myself signing up to the 2015 […]Read more "Great North West Half Marathon (Blackpool) Review – Four Seasons in One Day."
So, having pledged to raise money for Cure Rett throughout 2015 the over-riding questions I get off people are a) What is (or who are) Cure Rett and b) What is Rett syndrome? I’ll be honest, until the start of this year I hadn’t heard of Rett syndrome. It’s obvious that there needs to be […]Read more "Raising awareness for Cure Rett and Rett syndrome"
They say that I’m an impulsive idiot. Whoever ‘they’ are… I wish they’d stop though, it hurts my feelings. But, they are correct. I am impulsive…and a bit of an idiot. I’d like to think my wife enjoys this implusivity. I mean, it’s lead to a wonderful trip to Barcelona in the past. Granted she […]Read more "All roads lead to…"
The last attempt at the Carlisle Resolution 10k on 18th January was cancelled. If you remember, this was also the Sunday I forgot to wake up for Inskip Half Marathon. Post Marathon and Christmas (and fatherhood) had not been kind to my waistline. Christmas was a gorge fest of food and then more food. As […]Read more "Resolution Run 10k (1st February 2015)"
I’ve been scratching my head for months now when people ask me what my PB’s are…so I’ve done a bit of digging and I’m pretty confident that these are my PB’s over recorded/competitive events. 1 mile: 6:29 (Magic Mile Sept 2013) 5K: 23:48 (parkrun – 27th Sept 2014) 10K: 47:17 (Moorclose 10k 2014) […]Read more "Steve’s Personal Best List"