Road to the Great North Run 2018

'It's not exactly the most relaxing activity, granted, but I always imagine I'm sweating out all the things weighing on my mind' - Becca Fitzpatrick If the best ideas are born out of necessity then what are the worse ideas born out of? Boredom? Perhaps. Insanity? Possibly. Being drunk. Definitely. Rewind to 2017 and I'm … Continue reading Road to the Great North Run 2018

Improve your reality or lower your expectations…

'Habits like blogging often and regularly, writing down the way you think, being clear about what you think are effective tactics, ignoring the burbling crowd and not eating bacon. All of these are useful habits' - Seth Godin I’m not normally a fan of reflective summary posts. Actually, I’ll rephrase that, I love reading other … Continue reading Improve your reality or lower your expectations…

Road to the Great North Run 2017

'Only when you are challenged, and only when you challenge yourself, do you discover what truly matters' - David Levithan Running. Where do i beginning with my running story? Well it's less of a story and more of an anthology these days considering. To cut a very long story short, I started running in 2013 … Continue reading Road to the Great North Run 2017

Run a 10 Minute Mile in My Shoes….

'It's not that your goals are physically impossible that's keeping you from achieving them; it's that you lack the self-discipline to stick to them. It's physically possible to lose weight. It's physically possible to exercise more' - Daniel Goldstein I'll openly admit that I'm probably one of the messiest, laziest person you're ever likely to … Continue reading Run a 10 Minute Mile in My Shoes….

Getting My Running Mojo Back

'I don't generally like running. I believe in training by rising gently up and down from the bench' - Satchel Paige I've always had a love hate relationship with running, well with exercise in general to be honest. I only ever joined the gym because i'd started Weight Watchers and realised that the more exercise … Continue reading Getting My Running Mojo Back

Ultra Dave’s Ultra Diary: St Cuthberts Way 100K

''Find the level of intolerance you can tolerate and stay there' - David Horton It's been a few weeks since Dave completed the St Cuthberts Way 100K Ultra Marathon, here's how he got on: St Cuthbert’s Way winds its way from Melrose in the Scottish borders to Lindisfarne, or Holy Island on the Northumberland coast. … Continue reading Ultra Dave’s Ultra Diary: St Cuthberts Way 100K