It’s been a while since I’ve sat down to write a blog post. Since January my life has been consumed by the journey to Chester Marathon and on Sunday 1st October I completed it for the third time. Going into August I started a really heavy period of my training and I decided that I […]Read more "Chester Marathon review – 1st October 2016"
On Sunday 10th March I will be taking part in my fifth marathon. It will be my second attempt at Manchester Marathon following two goes at Chester Marathon and one at Dublin. It’s been a rocky little road getting into race shape following various illnesses and injuries but I’m confident that I’ve done enough to […]Read more "Looking towards – Manchester Marathon"
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."
So I’ve been busy…and I’ve had computer problems. But there’s a lot to tell you; Chester Marathon, Lancaster Half Marathon, Buggering up my shoulder, Brampton to Carlisle 10 miler and The imminent arrival of child number 2. All being well, I’ll be updating on these over the next two weeks. Please stand by normal service […]Read more "Technical Difficulties – Please Stand By"
Last year I uttered the immortal words… “One and out.” I was referring to running a marathon of course. Gradually, as the pain wore off and I got back into 10k/Half Marathon fitness I found myself thinking more and more about running a marathon again. For one, I wanted to better my time and hopefully […]Read more "Never say never again. (Or how I fell into marathon training…again)"
I had fully intended to write the second part of this story not long after publishing the first part but, following a bout of illness where I was on my death bed (man-flu) and the spectacularly fiery death of my fridge/freezer and the various trips to and from shops trying to buy a new one, […]Read more "Ich bin ein Marathon Runner (Part Two)"
My name is Steve Claringbold and I am a marathon runner. It feels good to say that and if you’d said to me in 2009, when I started training for a one off 10k, that within four years I would have completed a marathon I would have laughed at you. But that is exactly what […]Read more "Ich bin ein Marathon Runner (Part One)"