The usual disclaimer because unfortunately I have to, with keyboard warriors quick to jump in and tell you that you're rubbish. This is my own wee blog and I know my aims and achievements are modest and perhaps even count for nothing to anyone except me, but to this wee bald rapidly approaching 50 ex … Continue reading Get a knife between your teeth – Strathclyde parkrun no 440
It really has been a while since my last blog, and it's been a mixture of not really having much to say and just being disenchanted by the whole expressing myself malarkey. I just felt here that I had to put this one down in writing to remember how I felt as it ends well … Continue reading Winter – from parkrunning to the Scottish indoor 3000m and an unexpected result.
Disclaimer before the usual twitter polis/keyboard hard men start with their holier than thou crap. I know my times aren’t particularly impressive and I don’t claim to be a good runner but this is my blog about me and what I am trying to do for myself. I don’t think I am great, or my … Continue reading Pearl / First World Problems – that parkrun where your body and mind start talking again.
Last time I wrote I had had an encounter with a poodle, thank you all for the kind words of mockery which came my way and which I totally deserved in every way. Thankfully as a St Mirren fan I do have a sense of humour. I was very fortunate in that the back problems cleared … Continue reading Day in Day out – parkrun and Clyderunners Trail 10k
Disclaimer: Some people like running in the cold or wind better than in the heat and vice versa. One man’s food is another man’s poison. If you ran it yesterday you’ll know how tricky it was. Jargon: To CeeLo – to sweat like the rapper CeeLo Green wearing a woollen polo neck, football socks and … Continue reading Hot Hot Hot – Strathclyde parkrun 407 and Alloa Half marathon 2018
I believe there is a book and a film called “Let’s talk about Kevin.” I have never seen it or fancied watching it, but then I am originally from Paisley and now live in Lanarkshire, so pretty much I am to culture what Ed Sheeran is to inconspicuousness. I doubt it is on the same … Continue reading What’s the frequency Kenneth – Strathclyde parkrun 395
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
First of all a very Happy New Year to every reading this. To everyone who read this over 2017, thank you, to anyone who gave me kind words online or at races etc, thank you. It has been a general theme of mine recently that I am trying to find different running things to do … Continue reading Do it again – The parkrun double at New Year
Forgive me blogpeeps it has been a month since my last blog. And to be perfectly honest there nearly wasn't another one. In the last few months as my running has become directionless while my form slides from all recognition, so has my desire to do blogs. With the shortlist for the Running Awards looming … Continue reading Everything I give you – parkruns and Jimmy Irvine 10k, and a newer outlook
The last wee blog had me running through the trees unscathed, but the real question was going to be whether I could sustain that. But before that, remember this wee blog is nominated for the running awards. If you felt you would like to vote it’s under publications and online/ blog. markgallmac – the most irritating … Continue reading Build – Including cake, Blackpool prom and Strathclyde parkrun 378