IAAF World Athletic Championships, Local Running Events, North East of England, Running, Topical Blogs

Three Fitness Annoyances

Three things. Three annoying things.

I get it, fitness is a stress relief, a lifestyle or something to do when work is not involved. But I’ve been around the block, for over ten years ( a bit of a long walk, I know) and I’ve come to realise that some, not all, things that annoy the living days out of me and I’m about to go through three. Continue reading “Three Fitness Annoyances”

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Local Events, North East of England, Running, Trail Running, Winter Training

5 Reasons Why You Need Trail Running In Your Life

Winter’s coming.

The dark nights are here. You’re putting on the lights at 7pm, there’s more of a nip in the air, and for many of you, this is where running is put on the shelf.

I’m here to try to change your mind with this post. How? Trail running.

Here are five reasons why you need to try it… Continue reading “5 Reasons Why You Need Trail Running In Your Life”

Great North City Games, Great North Run, Local Events, Local Running Events, North East of England, Running, Totum Sport, Training

My Great North Run 2017

It’s been and gone. One of the most iconic races on my running calendar has, again, been ticked off my list as I have completed my THIRD Simplyhealth Great North Run.

It’s all be highs throughout my training block and I’ve never felt stronger than I did over 11 miles –  the two and bit HURT. Continue reading “My Great North Run 2017”

Great North Run, Local Running Events, North East of England, Running, Training

Running Blind – My Greatest Challenge

On Saturday morning, I awoke with a tinge of nerves, excitement and emotion.

I’ve been building towards this moment and, although it would only be 5K, it would be my greatest challenge I’d be facing. Continue reading “Running Blind – My Greatest Challenge”

Great North City Games, Great North Run, IAAF World Athletic Championships, Local Events, Running

Great North City Games 2017

You may have seen them on the television at the IAAF World Champions in London, so how about seeing them up, close and personal…for free.

The Great North Run weekend is a huge highlight in, to just mine, but thousands of people’s diaries, simply because of the Great City Games.

I’ve been fortunate to live a stone’s throw away from the venue – along with Quayside and outside the Baltic – since it first came to our streets back in 2010 when the format was England vs Australia. Since then, it’s grown leaps and bounds… Continue reading “Great North City Games 2017”