So the racing year for me is over. I’d like to tell you it finished in a blaze of glory, smashing the field as I sprinted to glory in that most prestigious of races, one in the echelons of Athletic prowess, the Lanarkshire X Country Championships. Now I could but it would be a total … Continue reading Running out – LAAA XC and the year that was
It’s the point and laugh blog. Point and laugh at me. Point and laugh at the idiots like me. The ones who trained for months to try and beat a target. The ones who having had marathon disasters in the past had put their faith in plans to do a specific time. One that would … Continue reading Disappointed (part 2) – The London Marathon organisers
Disclaimer: This is my wee blog, and there are highs and lows for me, and results for me that would be seen in a totally different way to others. The Marathon in particular is a very individual challenge, this is just my wee story on trying to hit my own wee target. My wee attempt … Continue reading The Masterplan – Greater Manchester Marathon 2018
You know I don’t get how we as runners can expect others to understand us when we don’t even understand ourselves. Especially marathon runners and prospective marathon runners. To my wife Elaine, and to all your other halves or dogs or kids or family or friends or imaginary friends or whoever, I really do salute … Continue reading The ramblings of a maranoiac, the week before Manchester, written in ten minutes at lunchtime while eating soup.
Disclaimer: this may be a bit disjointed as I wrote most of it earlier in the week, then my mood changed as the Beastie from the Eastie took a grip. I never said I was perfect 🙂 Don’t succumb to the maranumptystressdisorder. Section 1 - written Monday: There is so much written about how running … Continue reading Laugh in the face of darkness – ignoring maranumptystressdisorder (Don’t be a me)
It’s a funny thing this running malarkey. “Unless you are reading this blog obviously” I hear you say in unison, aye thanks for that. Away and raffle your bourbons. No, what I mean is that you can never really tell what’s round the corner, be it good, bad or indifferent. As I finished my last … Continue reading I thought it was over/ Perfect Circle
Disclaimer: “If you think you’re beaten then you are, if you think you dare not you don’t.” The old mantra is back having forgotten about it for too long. This one is for anyone who has been in a running rut recently. If you have read this blog before then you will know I did … Continue reading Manchester, so much to answer for
Disclaimers: OK it's 7 days including op day. But one day is the difference between DJ Shadow and Craig David so I'll take the pedantic hit for the sake of your musical threshold. There were no Wednesday shenanigans. I know people have long term bad injuries and illnesses etc, this is just me, tongue and cheek … Continue reading 6 Days – A week on the sidelines looking in