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Mindfulness, Health and Togetherness

Welcome to my blog!!!  I started running in 2015 to help with my mental health.  I have suffered with depression for a number of years and after I found running, I noticed that it helped me find peace in my hectic, anxious and depressed mind.

Not only has running had a positive impact on my mental well being, it has also made me a physically much fitter person too.  I am now much stronger and I have had to reduce my trouser waist a number of times to take into account the number of calories that I have burnt off.

Most of the time I run with my wife Gayle.  We always take part in races together and we always cross the finish line hand-in-hand.  Running has made our relationship even stronger and it helps that we can both encourage each other when the going gets tough.

 I hope that you enjoy reading about my adventures in the wonderful world of long distance running.

Essar Chester Half Marathon 2020 Race Ambassador

I am excited to announce that I have been asked by the orginsers of the Essar Chester Half Marathon to become a race ambassador.  I will be creating Instagram Posts, Blog Posts and Vlogs outlining my training in the run up to the race and also videos during the race too.

For more information about the race and to enter, click the button below.

Latest Blog Posts

Let’s get back on track!!!

Let’s get back on track!!!

I know, I know!!! I have been a bit lazy at getting some posts here on my blog, I really don't have any excuse whatsoever. Let me give you a quick update at where I am with regards to this years goals and my general health. Health Let's start with my health. As...

Me running along the millennium greenway cycle path in Wales.
Noticing a slight improvement!

Noticing a slight improvement!

Today our Polar plan was a 1:30 long run. The word "Run" being used in the very of loosest terms. In all there was improvement over last Sunday's long run and I will take that. This process isn't going to be an overnight success. I've got to retrain my body to work...

Base Training Continues…

Base Training Continues…

Base training has continued this week with lots of heart rate based running, strength training and mobility exercises. I've really been getting frustrated with the HR stuff as I'm not really getting to run that much! I feel that I'm walking more than running. I had...

Heart Pulse Circuit Sport Movement
New Marathon Training Plan

New Marathon Training Plan

Now that Gayle and I have signed up for the Rotterdam Marathon in April 2020, it's time to get our fitness back and start training for the awesome event. I know that a standard marathon training plan is around 16 weeks, but we have both lost a bit of fitness over...

The Great North Run 2019

The Great North Run 2019

Sunday 8th September was the 39th Great North Run and number 4 for me. Since Gayle and I started running the GNR, we have looked forward to it each year. After running it for our first year, we were offered and took out a membership so that we were guaranteed a...

Latest Vlog

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#tbt to summer last year and to a time when the world was a completely different place. Helping each other through this difficult time is paramount for us to get through this. Watch out for your neighbours, shop… https://www.instagram.com/p/B97lMfKnw98/?igshid=1a7zipspkzxzp

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Friday the 13th! Today, like yesterday, has not been a good day. Started the day feeling a bit jittery. My head just wasn’t feeling right and after a walk with gayle.runs I started having some seizures.
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