23 Apr

Lunch Beach Run

I managed to get away for a nice 4 miler during my lunch break at work today. I had to do a super stealthy get into my shorts so no one sees my butt move, where I parked up because this was a bit of an impromptu run.

The weather here in the UK is glorious at the moment so I'm trying to take as much advantage as I can.

 

 

22 Apr

Shorts Sun Run

Running in the afternoon after a busy day at work in the sun has to be one of the best ways to unwind. It used to be a bottle of wine and a massive meal. That day when it's warm enough to just slap on a pair of shorts and an old t-shirt and just go for a plod is the most rewarding time of the running year for me. Yes finishing a race is good but the real soul of it all is that run. Im having a great time training at the moment but the funny thing is I have no races or goals. I am simply enjoying running again. It's a rare thing but when its here the world seems a great place.

 

 

17 Apr

Scotland

paddle lock maree

I have just got back from a 7 day Holiday/Expedition in the remote parts of north-west Scotland. We kayaked out to an island on a huge loch and wild camped there for a few days in our hammocks. Enjoying the sun, drinking single malt whiskeys and even going for a swim. The weather was fantastic. We finished it off with a road trip to the Isle Of Skye which I have to say is one of the most stunning places in the UK.

Anyway so training resumes and this week was hard for me with a

  • Wednesday 3 Miler
  • Thursday swim
  • Friday 4 miler

Looking forward to a great weekend of running.

06 Apr

Canterbury

The nice people at Canterbury sent me a t-shirt to try out from there running range. Always great getting something like this in the post  when it’s high quality kit. As you would expect with stuff like this targeted at serious runners you know its good as soon as you hold it. I’ve used it on a few runs and it’s very comfortable. It does a great job of pulling the moisture away from the body. Something I produce copious amounts of no matter how hard I am training.

Canterbury Logo

A great range of gear can be found there website.

 

15 Mar

Snowdonia Run and Camp.

We all went camping this weekend In the mountains of Snowdonia. It’s only an hours drive to get into the heart of this beautiful range from where we live. The kids love it and it gives me a great opportunity to run in this stunning landscape. My mate Gaz joined us (the bloke I did the Glencoe Marathon with).

We only did a 3 miler because Gaz is coming back from a serious injury. That was enough to be honest it was hard going in some parts with slippery rocks and rushing streams. Great fun and a great night camping cooking marsh-mellows over the camp fire.

Snowdon Run