Ashby 20 mile 2019 Review

I sang the praises of the Ashby 20 Mile race in my 2017 review, thinking it could get no better, but after 2018’s cancelation due to snow, this year saw it return stronger and add: Greater involvement of the local community and businesses: It’s almost as if more local businesses recognised that the arrival of…

Monday Photographs #46 to #50

I’m afraid I’ve neglected the blog over the past few weeks, but I’m back with a selection of photos since the last update. Highlights include Demi’s first 10k race for 5 years, my breaking my 4 year old 20mile PB (thank you Ashby 20!) and many happy miles… I’m currently working on my review of…

Happy Ashby!

Good luck to everyone running, supporting, volunteering and of course organising Ashby 20 today! Let’s go earn ourselves some cobs!

Monday Photographs #44 & #45

The week that was, was sandwiched between two Long Runs: A 19 mi one (31 km) in the dusk then dark on Monday (owed from the Sunday of the week before) and a 20 mi one (32.2 km) in the mist then sun on the Sunday: They were both hard and absolutely fascinating, each in…

Running through a maelstrom

My previous post was about the ups and downs that I finally accepted were inherent in training, but was written when I was on a crest: I had recently set a 10k PB after years of start-stop efforts, and I was faced with new exciting challenges in my working life, so I could be philosophical…

2017 Ashby 20 Race Review

The whole affair manages to combine the friendliness of a club run with the atmosphere of a village fĂȘte and the smooth organisation you would expect from an IAAF Diamond League event!

Asics FuzeX review

Right, so I recently promised to give you my impressions of the new Asics FuzeX, which the good people at Asics Europe were kind enough to send me to review. It only takes opening the box to appreciate that they are a lovely looking shoe, but what are they like to run in? My official…