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”

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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 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”

Injury, Local Events, Local Running Events, North East of England, Running, Sunderland 10K, Totum Sport, Training

The One Before The Sunderland 10k

This is it. Four months of training, highs, lows and lots of  Totum Sport, have come down to this. Tomorrow, Team Totum will be heading to the start line of the Siglion Sunderland 10k & Half Marathon. Continue reading “The One Before The Sunderland 10k”

Local Events, Local Running Events, North East of England, Running, Sunderland 10K, Totum Sport, Training, Uncategorized

The One With Sore Legs

Six. Weeks. To. Go.

I can’t believe how fast time has flown since and how soon I, along with the other Team Totum-ers, will be hitting the streets of Sunderland seeking that elusive personal best.

But before I start, I have a slight confession. I reverted back to playing football. Continue reading “The One With Sore Legs”