“I wasn’t meant to be here.” That’s what I thought as I stood on the start line of the Comrades Marathon 9,000 miles away from home in Durban, South Africa. And in truth I wasn’t, this was never meant to be on the cards. But despite everything I’d made it and here I was on […]Read more "Comrades 2018"
It’s been a very long time. Nearly 9 months since I last blogged in anger to be exact. I’ve been a tad busy and the year has gotten away from me. I briefly tried my hand at podcasting but even that became too time consuming and has had to go on the back-burner for a […]Read more "It’s been a long time…"
It goes without saying that I’ve fallen in love with Chester Marathon. After all, it was my marathon debut in 2013 and I’ve been back a few times since. My finish times for the event are as follows: 2013 (Marathon debut) – 4:20.47. The wheels fell off around 18 miles and I didn’t, yet, have […]Read more "Chester Marathon review – Sunday 8th 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."
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."
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"