• Should I run?

    Is just running really the best training.   Its easy to get drawn in to just running for exercise – let’s face it we’re in a running club….but is running on its own a good idea – or is it better to ‘cross train’ (ie take part in a different

  • Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge

    The mountains of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent are collectively known as the Three Peaks and they form part of the Pennine range in the picturesque northern England landscape. Popular with runners and walkers alike, this circular route is about 25 miles long, with over 5200 feet of climb. So, absolutely

  • A Month as a Fun Runner

    A month as a fun runner….      May is crazy, packed and busy, So much happening – makes me dizzy, MK – concrete cows and roundabouts, Mile 21 rocks – have no doubts.   Takeover at Rushmere Parkrun, It seems even Anthony had some fun, Mentmore social –yep another cow

  • MK Marathon Support

    When I was first asked about finding a mile manager for the MK Marathon earlier this year I knew that finding someone would be tough, mainly because I was certain no one knew what it was about and as such it represents the big ‘unknown’. Most people are happy to

  • Runs don’t always have to be races

    RUNS don't always have to be RACESWe must have all done it. Had a look on Strava or race times and thought 'eek! So and so who was slower than me just beat my PB!' I know I have. Most of us also go into a race with a time

  • It all comes down to this…..

    So for the last 18 weeks I have been training for Milton Keynes Marathon – 381 miles ran, an average 3-4 runs a week of anywhere up to 35 miles.Over this time I have got PB’s in all distances from 1 mile to 20 miles, yet there is only one

  • The Lonely Running Shoe

    The lonely running shoe.. A poem about how it feels to be a runners neglected trainer….   C’mon, slip me on – let’s go for a run, You know, this really could be fun.   It’s been ages since we went cruising, Is there some new shoe you’ve been using?

  • To Run…or not to Run

    To run or not to run…   No poems or tales of adventure this week – just a question. If you are training for an upcoming event (of any distance) and you have picked up an injury – should you try and carry on training – or should you rest

  • Paris as a supporter

    This weekend 16 of us boarded a train bound for Paris. For some it was to add another marathon to their growing list of achievements, for one it was to run her first (well done Debbie) and for the rest of us it was to to cheer as loud as

  • What happened to the fun?

    With the benefit of hindsight, I’ll wager that all the things that end up pear-shaped in life will all have seemed like a good idea at the time. They may have even started with some small innocuous sentence. Here are some classics… Lets just go for a quick drink, yeah