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Physio Day!!!

Since my last half marathon on the 2nd December, I have really been struggling with my right ankle/shin. It has been really quite painful, to the point that I could not weight bear on it at first. On Friday I paid a visit to Willaston Sports Physio and had a...

Taking the Dread Out of Dreadmill!

Love it or loathe it, the dear old treadmill does have its uses. It can help with rehabilitation if you need to fit a quick run in or if the weather outside is not really suitable for a run. The one thing that we, as runners, know the "Dreadmill" can be boring,...

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Warning: Injured Runner!

It's been a week since my last Half Marathon where I injured my right leg/ankle. While I was running around Oulton Park I felt something snap in my leg but carried on.  It was tough at the time but I still managed to get across the finish line.  The pain...

Top 5 Tips for Winter Running

Running in the winter has it's own set of challenges, especially in the UK where the weather can vary from one end of the spectrum to the other that you don't really know what it's going to be like from one day to the next. These are my top five tips that help me...

Running Grand Prix – Oulton Park Half Marathon

Here we are in December and my final Half Marathon in this crazy year of trying to run twelve half marathons in twelve months. We ran a Half Marathon around Oulton Park back in February, unfortunately, during the race, I had to withdraw due to ill health, but this...

Update on My Seizures

As we approach my last half marathon for the year and my 2018 challenge comes to an end, I thought I would give you all an update on how I am getting on with my seizures. To recap, at the start of the year I suddenly started to have seizures, these at the time...

An honest review of AfterShokz TREKZ Air Headphones

I was on the lookout for a new set of headphones so I could use music as a distraction, not only for running but other fitness activities too.  I must admit when I first started running, I wouldn't go anywhere without music, but then I got to a stage where I...

The main thing running has taught me!

Running has taught me many things, from respecting the distance of a marathon (it's all too easy to say, "It's only 26.2 miles!"), through to running in the right kit.  One of the biggest things, that I hope I have finally learned, is that it is really easy to...

The Importance of Strength Training

When I first started running, I thought it was just a matter of lacing up the shoes and hitting the streets, logging as many miles as I could.  In some ways this is true, but I really didn't factor in any strength training at all.  My first Marathon in 2016 was a...

Setting goals

I find that setting goals are the best way to keeping me motivated to improve myself.  You have already probably noticed that this year Gayle and I have set ourselves the challenge of running twelve half marathon in twelve months which, to be honest, I have found...

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