Disclaimer: The mellow Marko of late is replaced today by the older irritating one. This is an honest account of how I feel after this week’s racing and I know many of you won’t get where I am trying to come from, as although I write, and a lot, I can’t always adequately put down … Continue reading Flathead – the Drumpellier 5k 2018
Disclaimer: What you are about to read is a blog by myself about myself. Spoiler alert - in this one I surprise myself and my previous self deprecation style blogs go out the window. I have said it before, I know that my results are poor to some and good to others, but humour me … Continue reading May the Forth/ Hang on – The Scottish 5k champs 2018.
Last week after the 10,000m I really had a good training week as I said in the last blog. I had actually went back to the club last Tuesday and had a great session with a good squad. I don't manage along to the club much these days due to work and because I had … Continue reading Do it better – Victoria parkrun, Glasgow
The marathon is now and truly out the system if not fully out of the legs. London Marathon anger has been and gone. The 5 minute rant cleansed my soul straight away, but the blog really has done the rounds, in cyber space and beyond, with new insults and potential blog names accepted. The classic … Continue reading Do your thing – the season ahead
A marathon free zone this blog I'm afraid. Apart from saying thanks to all 3000+ of you that read my London GFA rant. Aye this one, Moving the goalposts My most read blog ever which is decent for a 5 minute haddock attack but rant over and I’m all good ,and appreciated the feedback both in favour … Continue reading On Track/ On your own – the GAA BMC 10,000m 2018
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: The following contains running, wind, a wee fat bald man from the East End and a rant about selfish territorial self-absorbed idiots that shouldn’t be allowed to own animals. Business as usual then? Enjoy. Another week comes to a halt as the Manchester Marathon juggernaut comes ever closer to it's destination. Can’t complain on … Continue reading Wise up! sucker – The Jack Crawford Springburn Cup 10k 2018
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)