Finally I have found some time to update my blog I think the build up to Christmas and the New Year meant that I had little time to put pen to paper (or whatever we should now say….fingers to keyboard perhaps?) This wasn’t helped by my taking over the reins of Club Secretary for my … Continue reading Forging Ahead!
I am not usually one to take on challenges such as ‘dry January’, ‘Movember’, etc. unless there is a benefit from it for me such as wanting to lose a little bit extra body fat, or other health reasons. So it was a surprise when I decided to take on the ‘Ron Hill run every … Continue reading #Runeveryday Challenge!
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!
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!
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……….
Over the past ten years or so there has been a rise in the number of trail events in the UK. This has led to a number of excellent race series being set up such as the Lakeland Trail Series, Hardmoors, Trail Outlaws etc. I have previously praised the Hardmoors series of events for their … Continue reading Dales Trail DT20