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 Hospice where Phil’s Mum died last year. It was a bittersweet day, […]

Extreme ironing for St Michael’s Hospice

Here’s the husband-to-be (he’s still getting used to that moniker) talking about why we’re going to be running and extreme ironing the Hastings Half Marathon course in aid of St Michael’s Hospice in Hastings. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EJkfS9sSzc]

Introducing Team Steam – running (and ironing) the Hastings Half Marathon for St Michael’s Hospice

For those of you with a memory for the bizarre, you might remember a short-lived craze of the early Noughties called “extreme ironing” ¬†– which was described as “an adrenaline sport that combined the thrill of an extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt”. Stay with me here… The basic premise was […]

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 also gave up British Military Fitness in […]