DDBD 2013 Live Tracking

A week on Saturday (the 31st Augugst) I will attempt to run my second marathon distance to celebrate my birthday. Thankfully I’m not doing it alone. I have a good number of friends and family joining me for bits of the run (about 20 peeps if all goes well). I’m not sure if I’ll make it. Training has been going… Read more →


DDBD 2013

So some of you may remember that last year I had this crazy idea to run a marathon on my birthday. I started in Dorchester and finished at the Cove Inn on Portland after 26.2(ish) miles of running. Along the way I was joined by friends and family who all ran a proportion of the route they felt comfortable with… Read more →

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A New Dawn, A New Day

I’ve been trying to get back on track after a tough couple of weeks of next to no exercise, illness and poor diet. It’s hard going to try and be good all the time. This week started well with less calories consumed, a pound or two shed and a few more miles covered but yesterday I failed to get out… Read more →

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My Dirty Little Secret

I have a dirty little secret. I have an addiction. It sometimes keeps me awake at night and distracts me during the day. I am a running shoe addict. It started off small, my first pair, they felt so comfortable. It was all so innocent. We built up a rapport and spent lots of time together but then one day they let… Read more →


Beauty of the Irrational

I came across this video today on vimeo and thought it worth sharing. Ryan Sandes is obviously as far from me as you can get in terms of running performance and achievements, he looks insanely fit, motivated and looks like he spends a good amount of his time and energy running events like this but a few of his comments… Read more →

Fighting A Grizzly

Running Wild

I Just thought I’d take the opportunity to update the blog with how things are going on the running front. As usual there is some good and some bad (life in balance huh?).  I’ll cover the bad first. The bad is my motivation levels.  I’ve really been struggling to get motivated to run over the last week or so. I… Read more →


DDBD Live Tracking

Tomorrow I attempt my first marathon distance run. Thankfully I’m not doing it alone. I have a good number of friends and family joining me for bits of the run (about 20 peeps if all goes well). I’m not sure if I’ll make it. Training has been going well but it’s a tough route including some big and long hills… Read more →


Worried Man…Has Plan

Well plans are now in motion, the metaphorical digital gauntlet has been metaphorically thrown down and in about 5 weeks time I’ll be embarking on my first stab at running a marathon (a real one – not a metaphor). OK so I’m doing my first one in a slightly unconventional way but I’m doing it. That’s important. So far I’ve… Read more →


Running Pics

I re-caught the taking photos whilst out on the run bug again recently (especially on longer runs). I post most of them to and twitter/facebook but I think I’ll post the odd favourite here to pad out my current lack of posts…oops! Read more →


Disco’s Daring Birthday Dash

I had quite a fantastic idea today (no sniggering at the back)! It was rather inspired by the activities at the weekend on the Liberty Loco. My birthday is fast approaching and as some of you know I’ve spent a good part of the last year building up my running and over the last month or two preparing myself to… Read more →

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The Liberty Loco

Yesterday I embarked on a running event with a difference. The event was organised by Peter Herridge who regularly records and uploads a mostly running flavoured podcast called Spikes.  The idea was to have a social run (not a race) from Ham Hill in Yeovil, Somerset to Lyme Regis, Dorset following the Liberty Trail. Peter had roughly measured the distance at… Read more →