Heaton Park Parkrun Run

I'm no doubt late to the Parkrun party, having only recently become vaguely aware of the organisation through a couple of Twitter buddies. The concept, for those even more behind the times than me, is simple but rather fabulous: a free, timed 5k race … [Continue reading]

Running and pregnancy: my first trimester

I was doing quite well on the running and fitness front over the summer. I was in reasonable shape for our wedding at the end of June and even went to the gym three times on honeymoon (admittedly under duress). Post-honeymoon, I'd signed up for an … [Continue reading]

Inspire a generation

When the marketing bods at LOCOG came up with that London 2012 strapline, I'm not sure this was exactly what they had in mind. This little one is due on 5 May 2013, a much-wanted addition to the lives of me and my OH. Needless to say, he/she has … [Continue reading]

One very happy (and hoppy) day

So, one of the reasons for the radio silence over the spring and summer was that I was busy planning one very special themed day. On 29 June, I married my soulmate. A few pics below of our spacehopper wedding (and why not?), courtesy of the … [Continue reading]

Hastings Half Marathon

After a six-month hiatus, it's time to¬†resuscitate the blog. It's been a busy summer, one way and another. I left my readers (are there any left?) in March, just before running the Hastings Half Marathon, with Team Steam, in aid of St Michael's … [Continue reading]

Running for Brenda

There is a serious point to all of this Hastings Half Marathon extreme ironing silliness: Team Steam is raising money for St Michael's Hospice in Hastings, where Phil's Mum died last May. So here's a little bit about the lady herself. And she was a … [Continue reading]

The importance of goals

My review of 2011 is going to be very short. A measly 33 blog posts and just one race under my belt says it all really, and I'm pretty sure those two stats are connected: a goal demands progress, and progress gives you something to write about. I … [Continue reading]