Running

Tyne Bridge at the Great North Run

Great North Run – My First Ever Race

This coming Sunday, 10th September, will see tens of thousands of runners descend on Tyneside for the world’s largest half marathon, the Great North Run. … Read More

Lake District

Running in the Lake District

At the end of January I had the opportunity to visit the Lake District for three nights. Over the years I’ve had a few trips to the Lakes, but I’ve┬ánever visited since getting into trail running; my preferred running terrain. … Read More

BMW Berlin Marathon and a new PB

Ballot Last October I received a text message from my mate Chipper, who lives in Austria, I remember what it said… “If you’re hunting for a PB next year, Berlin closes 1st Nov!”. I didn’t hang around, a couple of … Read More

Chiang Mai

Running in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Koh Samui, Thailand

I visited Thailand for the first time just a couple of weeks ago in August. Myself and Pip┬áspent two weeks travelling between Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Koh Samui for our honeymoon. After some careful planning and secret-keeping – Pip didn’t … Read More

Pip descending to Bures Mill

Stour Valley Marathon

The Stour Valley Marathon, starting at Nayland, Suffolk, is an off-road trail marathon that takes in the footpaths of three walking routes in Suffolk and Essex; St Edmund Way, Stour Valley Path and the Essex Way. Last year I was … Read More

Sean Conway: On The Edge

Sean Conway and The World’s Longest Triathlon

Last night I had the pleasure of meeting Sean Conway, a UK adventurer, currently completing the “World’s Longest Triathlon”, a 4000+ mile ultra triathlon around the perimeter of the UK. His latest challenge, On The Edge, started on April 1st … Read More

Virgin Money London Marathon Expo

On Saturday we headed down to down the London Marathon Expo at Excel to collect Pip and Ryan’s numbers for Sunday. I thought that it would be a chance to try out the GoPro Hero 4 Session and film some footage of … Read More

Start line at Kesgrave parkrun

What I love about parkrun

During the last weekend of January I finally achieved my first parkrun milestone and joined the ever-growing 50 club. That’s taking part in 50 parkruns and every runner who reaches this milestone is rewarded with a red 50 t-shirt. It’s … Read More

ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon 2015

The road to Manchester began just before the New Year when I started my 16 week marathon training schedule. After another year of missing out on getting a place in the London ballot, I’d been toying with a couple of … Read More

Running in the Turia River, Valencia

Having recently returned from a holiday in Valencia, Spain, I felt compelled to write about one of Valencia’s largest recreational parks, the old Turia river bed which runs the length of the City from the North to South. Following a … Read More