GNR Anxiety

The Great North Run race pack arrived yesterday. A high level of anxiety followed its opening. Enclosed was a Team Bupa technical t-shirt which was so tight it finished a …

Keep Running Fat Girl

Don’t you just love kids? She was barely more than four years old and I’d only gone about a kilometre before she yelled out from the sidelines, “Keep running fat …

Long Distance Limbo

I needed a long run this weekend, something to confirm that I could complete the Great North Run without crumpling. We were away at the in-laws so I opted for …

Pavement Swan

Well this half-marathon (or two) isn’t going to run itself, so I exploited the refreshing drizzle today to enjoy a mid-week river run. The drizzle was obviously fairly heavy as …

Longish Exceedingly Slow Run

I have just woken from a solid 13 hour sleep and I would still be soundly snoring if it weren’t for the third rather persistent alarm bouncing on my ear …

Cabbage Patch 10

I haven’t done a lot of running since the GNR, in fact I haven’t done any, beyond the occassional jog in the direction of a bus stop. Illness, DOMS, work …