Monday Photograph #10

The photo of the week that was… …photo courtesy of Kyriakos. And this is how it’s been feeling a bit of late, nothing pretty, just head down and carrying on with carrying on. I’m not training for anything or even following any sort of plan, just trying to keep momentum and not fall into the…

Monday Photograph #9

The photo of the week that was… …and this time it is three for the price of one, to compensate you for the recent lack of other content:

Monday Photograph #8

The photo of the week that was… …this week two for the price of one! This week started with a trail run in the Peak District with Kyriakos on Bank Holiday Monday, and ended with a bike ride in the same part of the world with David yesterday! Amazingly the weather was perfect on both…

A better Race Time Predictor!

I only run on average one marathon a year, but as I alluded to in a previous post (“my first time“), running the marathon distance was what helped me develop a running habit in the first place; and the way in which I continue to validate myself as a marathon runner. You can imagine my surprise…

Characters #1

At the last two years of primary school, we had a teacher who used to walk and sometimes even – imagine! – run to our school with ankle weights on. Naturally, we all thought he was a bit weird. To make matters worse, on the days he walked rather than run, he would often do…

My first time

Prompted by a phrase in a BBCSport article by Tom Fordyce, my own frank, at times personal and certainly nostalgic look at why my first marathon is unlikely to be replicated; and why I keep trying regardless!

The loads we end up loving

One of the most unexpected things about my new run commute routine, is how my relationship with my rucksack has developed: I hated it on the first run, the way it was jumping around uncontrollably, crashing against my back and weighing me down… I could feel its weight even after I had taken it off,…

Monday Photograph #2

The most memorable photo of the week has to be encountering a crayfish along the Grand Union Canal towpath! In all my years running and walking along towpaths, this is the first time I see one, and the fact that I was able to capture the instant is an extra bonus!

Running to work

(Turns out running is the easy bit!) In my previous post about getting back into training after a period of absence, I advocated taking every opportunity to add some runs and miles to your schedule, and said that I would look at running the last leg of my commute (from Euston station to the office,…

Monday Photograph #1

Inspired by the various photography challenges that we come across in Facebook and otherwise, I decided to introduce a “Monday Photograph” feature in my blog: Every Monday, I will post a photo that summarises the week that ended. Today I give you the fluorescent runner-commuter! A fuller post about my experience will be with you…