Inspire a generation

The London 2012 Olympic Games start officially today. There are loads of reasons to complain.  It cost too much.  It’s too corporate.  The sponsors are inappropriate.  The traffic is a nightmare.  There’s nothing else on TV.  The ticketing was a shambles… The thing is, I don’t remember sitting at home as a child watching the Read More …

running is spiritual

My friend Scott is a kayaker.  He’s recently written a book, Holy Whitewater, about the spirituality of kayaking and it’s good that he has.  There is something hugely spiritual about paddling down a river through amazing scenery, steering a course and using the current. But… I don’t like kayaking.  I don’t care how spiritual it is.  Read More …

Repetition

“We tried that once.  It didn’t work” Imagine a golfer saying that.  “Yeah, I picked up a club once when I was 7 and had a swing but the ball only went 10 feet off to the right so I never bothered trying again.” What nonsense. To get something right takes practice.  Apparently 10,000 hours Read More …

Training Week 9/10

Sorry for the late post… It’s been a busy week.  Good, but busy.  Fitting in the runs has been a struggle but I’ve managed most of them (I missed the short run on Thursday). I’m almost halfway though! My ‘running week’ ends on a Monday with the long run.  This week my training has changed Read More …

Pedal for Scotland 2011 early bird

This year’s entry is now open and early bird tickets are available for a cheaper price. You can register now. The 2011 ride is on Sunday 11 September. Fancy it?  I’m going to ride The Challenge Ride next year.  Come and join me. This year over 9000 participants saddled up for a fun and active Read More …

a new addiction

As if the World Cup, Wimbledon and the fast approaching Open golf aren’t enough to keep you going in sporting action I’ve become hooked on something else… cycling. The Tour de France started a couple of days ago and I’m totally engrossed already.  It’s fascinating.  The tactics, the personal battles and the massive crashes like Read More …