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Vitality Big Half – New Personal Best

This is just a quick post from the finish of this year's Vitality Big Half. After twelve months of illness, I feel that I'm now back to my old self. This was confirmed today when I got a personal best in the 2019 Vitality Big Half. It was quite a tough race,...

My Shin is Getting Better!

After injuring my ankle/shin during my last half marathon in December, I have been hobbling around, resting it as much as possible. I finally took Gayle's advice and booked an appointment with both my Podiatrist and Sports Physio to take a look at the problem for...

Tim running along the coast

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,...

Image of a pair of legs running on a treadmill

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...

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