Valencia – City of Running! (& Hugo)

24. March 2018 image, outdoors, photos, run, travel 0
Hello, the Valencia 1/2M is later this afternoon. Instead of my usual parkrun journey this morning, it’s a catch up on yesterday’s pre-breakfast amble. I had two aims yesterday, the first being to check out the starting point for tomorrow’s (today’s) race and secondly to ease my body into a state of fluidity as I ...

Crichton parkrun, Dumfries, 24/2/18

04. March 2018 parkrun, run, travel, video 0
No parkrun for me and many others this past weekend thanks to the snowmaggedon event that seems to have slipped the country on it’s head. No problem with the cancellations, that’s part of life and is it fair to pull people out to volunteer – regardless of how keen they are just to allow me ...

Barking parkrun 2/12/17

02. January 2018 outdoors, parkrun, run, video 0
There are so many untold stories from my running trips of 2017. These sit in the draft file and I really need to post these before I forget.This is one from the “parkrun tourism file” from the 2nd of December and my trip to Barking on the eastern edge of Greater London. I was staying ...

Troon parkrun 30/12/17 no 131 venue 46

31. December 2017 outdoors, parkrun, run, travel, video 0
Another Saturday when Mr and Mrs Jack Frost and their children Snowy, Icy and Dicey played with parkrun venues. Most of the events in east central Scotland had been cancelled due to the underfoot conditions, so I decided on a bit of further flung tourism that took me to Troon.  It’s a place famous perhaps ...

Scottish Men’s 10km, Edinburgh, 5/11/17

05. November 2017 outdoors, photos, run, video 0
A blue, clear sky greeted the 1,500 runners of all ages, shapes and sizes who had decided to evolve, take charge of their destiny and decide to get off the sofa to assemble at the Lawnmarket at the base of Edinburgh Castle. We were there for the start of the 2017 Edinburgh variant of the ...

Scottish 10km – Musselburgh

24. September 2017 outdoors, photos, run, video 0
Up with the larks this morning to venture across to Musselburgh in East Lothian and the 10km road race held as part of the Scottish festival of running events. The conditions were dry and mild with the heavy-looking clouds thankfully deciding to hold onto the wet stuff for the duration of the morning. The nerves ...

#thelondontri …..immediately after

22. July 2017 cycle, outdoors, photos, run, swim 0
LonDone! Phew, just finished and just a wee post before I fall asleep. ? Firstly thanks to the excellent marshalling & volunteer team ?? So I’m finished and faster than before but a time, not totally sure? There’s  some dispute about my swim time, sometime it’s there sometime it’s not ? More later once I’ve ...

#thelondontri …..still waiting 

22. July 2017 cycle, photos, run, swim 0
“Your safety is important…..” Thank you #thelondontri I feel the hugs. Thunder about and lighting? In order to keep us from auditioning as lightning rods, everything is on hold for 40 minutes. The rain has come and gone so I suspect a more cautious cycle today. Instead of dipping my toes in the water at ...

#thelondontri

22. July 2017 cycle, outdoors, run, swim, video 0
T minus 2 hours Then I’m off ?? My numbers have been checked, my timing chip collected and my bike racked in the huge, cavernous, hanger like space that is home to the London Triathlon weekend. ​ It’s a throng of Lycra and neoprene clad, multi sized bodies to a sound track of excited chatter, ...

The London Triathlon (almost)

21. July 2017 outdoors, photos, run 0
By this time tomorrow I should have finished my third attempt at the sprint version, (swim 750m, cycle 20km, run – crawl? 5km), of the London Triathlon. I’ve navigated the streets of London on my hired road bike, a very spiffy bike it is too and I’m now back at the hotel. Just before I ...