miles and miles and miles

A half marathon is 13.1 miles or 21km for those of your who are metrically minded. Except it’s not really. At 43 years old you can’t really just rock up at the start line and expect to survive that length of run.  So you train.  You run 4 times a week for months.  You start Read More …

Sometimes you get what you need, not what you want

So, this is what rejection looks like. Well, rejection from the Virgin London Marathon ballot.  3 time unlucky for me. To be honest I’m stuck somewhere between disappointment and relief. The disappointment comes because London is one of the big 4.  It’s a world marathon major.  It is one of the marathons on most runner’s Read More …

In the Footsteps of Legends

On Sunday I followed in the footsteps of Olympic heroes in the National Lottery Anniversary Run. Last year I won a place on the Olympic Park Run and was one of the first to cross the Olympic finishing line in the newly opened Olympic Stadium.  At the time I thought that was a one in Read More …

The Good Stuff of 2012

It stuck me that my ‘Unresolved’ post was almost entirely negative.  It was all about what I didn’t do in 2012, what I failed to achieve. Well, I’m not going to let 2012 pass without adding some balance because in 2012 two brilliant, never to be repeated things happened… The Olympic Park Run In March Read More …

unresolved

Last year I posted some running goals… I will run the 5 mile Olympic Park Run in March in under 40 minutes. I will run my first marathon in Edinburgh in May in under 4 hours 10 minutes. I will run the Great Scottish Run half marathon in Glasgow in September in under 2 hours. Read More …

getting moving

I’ve been running seriously since March 2011.  If you’ve been following my progress you’ll know that I’ve had some ups and downs with injury, particularly a troublesome glutte that has kept me off the road for nearly 3 of the last 24 months. Part of the problem is that my core strength isn’t as good Read More …

Which generation has been inspired?

I’ve been captivated by the Olympics.  Team GB have been outstanding, the BBC coverage superb and the sport has been top class.  In short, it’s been inspiring. ‘Inspire a generation’ was always the aim of these legacy games.  It seems as though people have been inspired, but I wonder which generation? I see more adults Read More …