runners ignoring injury

Do You Have a Running-Related Disorder?

It has come to my attention that there are a number of serious mental disorders that are related specifically to running. What is most concerning is that instances of these mental disorders seem to be on the rise, and in…

shenley wood penguin

Not The Running I Had Planned

This week was meant to be a ‘down’ week, which generally means less mileage and perhaps an extra day off. I do one of these weeks every fourth week, so in this case my mileage over the four-week cycle had…

The Race Calendar

The Race Calendar

Dear Family, Today I finished updating Mum’s Family Calendar for 2015. You will note that I have spent a not inconsiderable amount of time labelling all the columns with our respective names, and adding birthdays and other significant anniversaries. Training…

Dirt Half

Dear Dirt Half Marathon,

Dear Dirt Half Marathon, I wonder if you can help me as I’m having a bit of a problem with my running. You see I’ve signed up to do your half marathon race on the 15th November but I’m afraid that date…