Getting ready for the TR24

Just a few days to go until we head up north for the Adidas TR24. 24 hours of running around a 10km loop of trail as many times as we can. Last year my wife and I had entered as a mixed pair but after a traffic accident she ended up running it solo (coz…

The Tyranny of Training

I should be training for the Adidas TR24. At the end of July I am aiming to run 10 (and hopefully 12) laps of the 10km course in hilly Derbyshire. Running 62 – 74 miles in 24 hours is not something to be taken lightly and I should be training hard and be just about ready…

The Injured Runner

Another summer and another injury. This time last year I was smashed into from behind while driving and ended up with whiplash that stopped me running until September. This year I was 19 miles into a 20 mile run when I stepped off a curb and went over on my ankle. I have spent the…

Lessons learnt from the SDW50

I can do it – The first thing I learnt from the South Down Way 50 was that I can do more than I think I can. Just a few years ago I would have thought it impossible that someone like me could run 50 miles. Just a few days ago I thought it was…

Running of the Dogs (part one)

My wife loves running. She loves our dogs. She loves running with the dogs. Me? Well I love running and them but am less convinced the two should always go together. “Why?” I hear you ask – well I’ll tell you. When to run with dogs The main reason I would suggest for starting to…

New Year Resolutions

I have never been a big fan of resolutions, and even less of a fan of making them at new year. They seem to be an excuse for people to put off making the changes they need to make until a later date. The number of people I heard throughout December saying ‘I may as…