Okay....I have fallen out of love………. …..with trail running. Well, to be honest I wouldn’t say I have fallen out of love, but struggling to get out into the hills at the moment. This isn’t helped by my decision (on medical grounds) to stop running marathon distance and above. I still love the idea of … Continue reading Ten Reasons not to run trail marathons and ultras!
'If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.' Barack Obama I am not sure in what context former President Obama stated that, but it applies to my running at the moment........however I have the occasional stumble! Two steps forward....one back! It has been a while since … Continue reading ‘Lets get ready to stumble!’
Hardwork beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard Anon The recent World Athletic Championships in London got me discussing the nurture versus nature debate with friends. ‘Not again’ I can sense you thinking to your selves! I am not by any means an expert in this field, nor do I intend to argue against other … Continue reading Hidden Talents
Regrets, I had a few, but then again too few to mention……. I found myself singing that Frank Sinatra classic (as much as I hate it!) whilst running the other day after taking the decision to quit running marathons. My recent heart problems had been a major factor in my decision. However I couldn’t face the … Continue reading No regrets!
Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master! Christian Lous Lange A few years ago I moved away from road running to concentrate on trail running. The main reason was to avoid the obsession with times and statistics that tends to come with road running. Trail running is a lot more relaxed and runners … Continue reading I want to break free!
My health has led me to evaluate my race calendar and goals after a period of reflection!
Cardiac Arrest...........Heart Failure............ Those two words always sound so terminal. The terms mean that the heart has stopped beating due to an 'electrical fault' with the signals the heart received to instruct it to beat. Heart of the problem My race diary for this year was quite busy with races planned every month to the … Continue reading One step forwards……….
Good judgement is the result of experience, experience is the result of bad judgment. --Mark Twain Last August I ran the Hardmoors Wainstone Marathon. It was a hot sunny day on this tough route. I ran the first thirteen miles relatively hard. Then I started to get cramp in my legs; followed by nausea and … Continue reading A lesson not learnt at the Hardmoors White Horse Marathon