With less than 12 days to go until my Brighton Marathon attempt I have a body that I am sure is throwing out phantom niggles and pains just despite me. So I am concentrating on eating well, hydrating and basically tapering without driving myself and everyone around me mad. Todays post therefore is an attempt to…

As we hurtle towards the end of this month, the first of this new year I thought it about time for me to look back on January 2014. Not only in terms of my progress but reflect also the whole concept of resolutions and how useful they are. I mean many of us make them each…

You know you are a runner when as soon as a news item about running makes its way into the mainstream media…everyone and their gran is telling you all about it, linking to it on Facebook or calling you up to ask if you saw it. At least it means people consider me a real…

I am in one of those frustrating hard to describe moods today where I don’t know how I feel, what I want to do…or even what I think about things. For example I have changed my mind twenty times at least today about whether to go for a run or not this evening, and I…

I am really going to try not to moan about the logistics of this race, or the new route which I hated, cos if I focused on that it would be hard to see the positives that have come from today. So a bit of background. I have done RuntotheBeat 3 times before, in 2009,…

My alarm went off with a start at 5.45, and it was only a matter of seconds before I remembered why I was up so early. I turned to find my bed empty as my other half had decided to sleep on the couch as not to wake or disturb me during the night. I’d…

So today I was launching an Olympic Gardening project to mark 100 days to go until the start of London 2012 and I just so happened to mention I was doing the London Marathon to a group of local politicians from the authority I work for, 2 of them were very impressed and wished me…

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