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    The last couple of weeks have been great from a running point of view – around 40M a week. A 17M long run early one morning along the Exe Estuary Path at an average 9:03 pace. Simply stunning and another reminder of just how great a place the South West is. I need […]

Now I am running longer distances, it is time to think / talk about what I take with me. My Garmin Forerunner 410 and HRM go on almost without thinking. I do like my Forerunner, and think the new Forerunner 620 looks absolutely fantastic. I would love to get my hands on one… I dislike running […]

Growing up in the 80s and 90s and riding my mountain bike competitively at a national and (once) international level, the practice of carbo loading was routine. As I wrote here, I have recently been diagnosed with coeliacs disease, and  aside from all the every day dietary changes this has meant, now I am running more, I […]

So I had a good first run in my new shoes. I am away on a training course in Taunton, (and as part of the team building bit, I am staying over. A little extravagant I know, but it will same 3hours of driving over the next couple of days), so the opportunity to run […]

A pair of Skechers GoBionic 2012 model. These shoes have had loads of rave reviews, and as they are last years model they are exceptionally good value. They feel great, and some laps of the kitchen and I can’t wait to try them out on the road.

I am slowly ramping up the milage in preparation of the Great West Run. Its going ok, and considering I have only ever really run a max of 8-10 miles in one go, 13.1 still seems a lot. At the weekend, I had a great run from Woodbury to Budleigh (6mils) followed by a quick […]

hello 2012


So, dragging myself out of the last two weeks of sickness, I thought it would be fun to think a little about what I might want to achieve in 2012. Not in a new years resolutions kinda way, but more just a things I would like to do way. 1. learn to ride a longboard […]

Running Man


A while back I read Ultramarathon Man. It is a great book, very inspirational, but left me feeling that Dean Karnazes is nuts err, maybe a little OCD. His current “project” is a run across America (find out more here). Well I say a run, 40-50 miles for 75 days in a row… Last night […]

I am reposting this from my old blog (first posted about a year ago). A while back I read Ultramarathon Man find out more here. It is a great book, very inspirational, but left me feeling that Dean Karnazes is nuts err, maybe a little OCD. Anyway, regulars will no doubt have picked up on […]