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Crawling along the Vanguard Way

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The Vanguard Way is a bloody wonder. Who would have thought that in this day and age you could walk from the coast to London city passing through an entirely rural corridor. I was dropped off near Forest Row, quite a way up from the coast and set the challenge of making it home before [...]

Running Walking


Not a Lot of Fun on The Royal Military Canal

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Both fitflo and jogblog have noticed my absence and have been kind enough to send out a search party. I'm still here, quietly dabbling with Janathon, which of course is not the point - Janathon is supposed to be shouted about on a daily basis. There has been some daily form of exercise happening. This [...]

Janathon Running Walking

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An Icy Thrill

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I've written off three pairs of shoes in the last month and have come perilously close to not having the right shoe for the job since then. Today's run on Mitcham Common was crying out for a hardcore trail shoe that could spit in the face of mud and other soggy park crud. Fortunately I [...]



Trying to Resist the Promise of Speed Enhancing Shoes

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I've had to set the parental controls to block my own access to QVC as I have a tendency to fall prey to a hard sell. In fact, if they pick the right product range I'm a pushover for an extremely soft sell. My particular weaknesses are cleaning products and running gadgets. Cleaning products promise [...]

Gadgets Running

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Gadget Snobbery

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I'm a confessed gadget snob, always chasing the next best thing in the running world (*). In contrast, Lynn is from the make do and mend side of society. I'm a little jealous, it's the right way to be, but I seem unable to resist the lure of sporty bling. She has however, caved in [...]

Gadgets Reviews Running


The Groundhog Trail Run

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This weekend I reasserted the joy of doing the same thing in the same place at the same time. It was our anniversary weekend, which for the past 4 years has meant a trip to a West Sussex Yurt where we run a bit, get muddy and then get warm in front of the log [...]



FAAS 600S from Puma

Puma Faas 600S running shoe

I haven't worn a standard running shoe in years. Nowadays I tend to favour the more extreme ends of the market, oscillating between the uber cushioned Hoka One One to the minimalist Vibram FiveFingers. The closest I come to normal is my current treadmill shoe of choice, the Cloudsurfer On but even these have a [...]

Reviews Running


Practically a Proper Runner

Two years after starting the course at the Running School, I am finally in a position to share the results. I had my last session on Monday and while I expected to nip in, take a quick video and escape, I was actually taken through a gruelling interval session honing my posture while sprinting up [...]

Featured Posts Running Running School Technique


H2Glow Illuminating Water Bottle

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As an urban runner and more accurately, an urban, treadmill runner, I am rarely troubled by darkness. I have occasionally driven through the unlit countryside and experienced darkness from the safety of my car. With limited footpaths and minimal street lighting, outdoor running becomes an extreme adrenaline sport in the country and I’m not sure I’d [...]

Gadgets Reviews Running


London 10k Training

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Many people will have been inspired by today's heroic efforts along The Mall and for those not tempted by the full marathon distance you can still enjoy some of London's finest sights in a more manageable distance. This guest post from Bupa, highlights the Bupa 10,000 and provides tips for 10k training. Summary: From beginners [...]

Guest Post Running

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