The lead up to my second attempt at Chester Marathon had been quite tumultuous. Training had been going well for a couple of months and then suddenly I found myself with a very niggly knee/thigh/hip injury. This resulted in several trips to a sports physio and the osteopath to get me in some sort of […]Read more "Chester Marathon – Round Two."
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)."
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"
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"
Every January I find myself with the same dilemma….to gym or not to gym? That is the question. The answer tends to lean to not to gym. Usually the first four weeks of any year the gym is full of people with the best intentions. Classes are packed, there are no machines free and the […]Read more "To gym or not to gym?"
Today (Sunday 19th January 2014) I ran the Carlisle Resolution 10k which was hosted by Sport In Action. I started the day with really bad guts (Was it something I ate? Probably. My fridge/freezer is on the blink and I’m not overly trusting of the food we have in there at the moment) and it […]Read more "Carlisle Resolution 10k – Sunday 19th January 2014"
Whenever anyone takes up a new hobby they can quickly bore their family and friends to tears by constantly droning on about said new hobby. What you need to do is find friends who share your hobby and who can be that outlet that family and friends, who are not that way inclined, cannot be. […]Read more "How to make (running) friends and influence people"