The reasons that we run – pickupthepacepaul

Pickupthepacepaul is a great blog, I encourage you to follow it. This is a great little piece about the reasons that drive us to putting our running shoes on and getting out there 👍 pickupthepacepaul.com/2019/07/12/run-happy

Race to the Stones, 2019 – Review

My thighs are aching… My ankles have been painful for hours … I don’t know how my knees are still quiet and not complaining like a 5 year old that can’t have an ice cream every time the ice cream van jingle can be heard outside… Then the next thing I see is ’95Km ‘More…

Runner recovery – another view on recovery strategies for runners

As I complete my first post ultramarathon recovery run I again think recovery strategies. As important as training strategies. I’m an advocate of active recovery and getting backlog to running in a small and controlled fashion quickly after an event. The article link below explores the thoughts of a professional runner and their strategies for…

2 Years can take you a long way!

On the eve of my first Ultra marathon – The Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones 2019, I realised I’ve just gone past my second anniversary of having taken up running. I knew it was about June/July 2017 but I checked back on MapMyRun which I used when I started and realised that my first…

One (Yes One!!!) week to The Stones

Well the nerves have little time to do much damage, but writing this the only song going through my head right now is… I got home from work today (Friday 5th July) and found my race number had arrived! Well this sh*t just got real! I can’t fool myself into thinking the idea I had…