Category Archives: Timed Runs

Hatfield Triathlon May 2017

It’s 6:05am on a cold and drizzly morning and I’m standing half naked and barefoot outside a swimming pool, racking up a bike I’ve never ridden and wondering why the hell I signed up for my first triathlon…   The … Continue reading

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Stevenage Half Marathon 2016

6:30am Ok, I’m awake. Do I feel like running 13.1 miles today? Let me see. On one hand, the weather is bright and sunny and my legs feel pretty good. On the other, I have what is probably a slight … Continue reading

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Stevenage Half Marathon 2015

06:00 Sunday November 1st 2015: Stevenage Half Marathon day! I’m awake, mainly due to my daughter, Amber, deciding that the day starts now. With my kit all laid out the night before and a 10:00 start, I have no worries for … Continue reading

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To self publish or not self publish? That is the question

It’s been said that self publishing is a lot like masturbation. You go it alone because you couldn’t get anyone else to do it for you. I would go further into this analogy, but I’m afraid it would degenerate into … Continue reading

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C’mon c’mon

Liverpool, Lanzarote, London, Edinburgh. Seeing as I’ve blatantly ignored my blog for two months now, here are a few highlights to catch up:   Saturday 3rd March 2012. Anfield, Liverpool “C’mon Liverpool!” My first trip to Anfield in nearly 20 … Continue reading

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The inbetweener

This time of year always feels a bit strange for me, more so this year than any other before. It’s partly because I’m unavoidably sliding down a big tube marked “My 30’s” and in a few days I’m gonna crash … Continue reading

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August: writing, running and shitty weather

My first month of writing is over. I started my novel on August 1st and now have over 30,000 words in the bag. I’ve had one short story accepted somewhere. I’ve also now been jobless for two whole months (but … Continue reading

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Boro’s night of glory

I couldn’t let the events of Saturday 8th January pass without a blog on one of the greatest shocks in recent history… I’m actually here. The Lamex Stadium, Broadhall Way, Stevenage. I fully admit I’m hardly the most loyal Stevenage Boro … Continue reading

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10 to 11

2010 was some year for me. How would I describe it in one word? A Journey. Ok, technically that’s two words but it’s my blog and I can cheat a little. Journey is certainly apt in the traditional sense – … Continue reading

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Not-so-cool runnings

Want an insight into the pain, the glory, sore nipples, buckets of sweat and killer bushes that is my marathon training? No? Oh well, go away then. But if you are interested in my latest efforts, then please read on… … Continue reading

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