December is always a time for reflection, so I sat down today to write a blog post about my year, but was stumped as to how to sum up a year where I've achieved so much without a plan, without sounding like a hypocrite. As a running coach, my business thrives on setting goals, making … Continue reading What running has taught me about myself
There has been a little controversy on Twitter this afternoon, which I suppose is not news really; controversy happens most days as people jump to the wrong conclusions and hide behind keyboards, happily ranting. Runners World UK published a web article called "25 Real Runners to Follow on Instagram", which prompted a (quite frankly, very … Continue reading What is a real runner?
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you'll know that I am an avid parkrun tourist currently totalling 32 different events. You can read my blog about why I love parkrun tourism here, but I also thought other tourists may like to read my own very personal guide to the events I have … Continue reading My pocket guide to parkruns
It has come to my attention recently that I am a parkrun tourist. How does this happen, I hear you ask? How do you unwittingly become a parkrun tourist? I began running at parkrun when our first local Newark parkrun opened back in 2013. Until then I had never even heard about parkrun. I didn't go … Continue reading Why I love being a parkrun tourist
I didn't really have a plan for 2016 except to keep running every day for as long as I possibly could, make the 100 parkruns club, and finally achieve that sub 50 minute 10k. I had started a year long runstreak 62 days earlier on 31st October after a chance meeting with runstreak legend himself, … Continue reading My 2016 highlights