runthings

mundane adventures in running

Bawl out for barefoot

Reflections on the awkwardness of running barefoot wrt. civic duty.

10/05/2017 · 6 Comments

Gung Ho! race report

Low entry cost is an oft cited benefit of running cf other forms of exercise. You don’t need much stuff to get running. Maybe a pair of trainers. Maybe some … Continue reading

03/05/2017 · 2 Comments

January obsession

I’ve just finished another run streak. I managed to rack up 278.7km in January. It’s not my heaviest month ever, but I’m super pleased with it. I’ve been doing a … Continue reading

01/02/2017 · Leave a comment

the key to my heart (rate training)

A really easy approach to using a heart rate monitor in your training.

13/12/2016 · 3 Comments

Gear review: inov-8 16 racepack

Shhh…. dont tell a soul: this is really about running bags and commuting.

26/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Sisyphus on a bike

Refelections on a friend’s attempt at Everest.

15/06/2016 · 1 Comment

Mid life crisis: update

On how I stumbled 50k through London.

10/05/2016 · 1 Comment

All up in the forties

My little mid life crisis and running.

29/04/2016 · 2 Comments

What happened to cycling?

A reactionary rant about how cycling culture took a wrong turn back there somewhere

06/04/2016 · 6 Comments

going nowhere fast

hundred up: running without leaving the house.

18/03/2016 · Leave a comment

FIVE WEIRD TIPS WHICH CAN HELP YOU RUN BETTER AND WITH FEWER INJURIES

injuries, running, blah blah blah.

04/03/2016 · 2 Comments

Response to a tedious Guardian blogpost

Why David Bradford’s article is annoying.

26/02/2016 · 2 Comments

Feeling hot hot hot

Fierce Grace hot yoga review: paying for results

16/02/2016 · Leave a comment

Review: Altra Torino shoes

I’ve found the shoes I’ve been looking for.

10/02/2016 · 3 Comments

#runeveryday (again)

Finished. Today is the last day of January, and so the last day of my post christmas run streak. I managed 32 days, and I’m assuming tomorrow will be a … Continue reading

31/01/2016 · Leave a comment

Jungle running

Registering at the trail head, leaving fear on the tarmac and entering the heart of darkness.

18/01/2016 · Leave a comment

London run 6th January

I meant to write about Malaysia, but wrote about London instead.

06/01/2016 · Leave a comment

Up and running

Several weeks ago I had a fight with my six year old son. A play fight. A fight which ended in me slipping, tripping, going arse over tit and whacking … Continue reading

22/12/2015 · 1 Comment

Ageing knees

Falling out with my body, one knee at a time.

08/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Running to damascus

Hypocritical musings about Fallon, Syria, anger management and making the world a better place

03/12/2015 · 1 Comment

Review: The Maffetone Method

A review of the Maffetone Method. Easy running, low carb diets and dreadful typography.

19/11/2015 · Leave a comment

My first hash

running, booze and banter

04/11/2015 · Leave a comment

Train over for October

The end of my longest streak ever. Do a running streak, running streaks are amazing.

02/11/2015 · 1 Comment

British naturist foundation- photos in

NSFW, SFW, depends how much your usage policy objects to poorly censored pictures of naked men having mid life crises

02/11/2015 · Leave a comment

Review: Spotify Running versus Runkeeper DJ

A comparison of two running for music features, why they’re disappointing, and a whole load of music whilst running related FUN

28/10/2015 · 1 Comment

#runeveryday: over the hump

Report on #runeveryday… going well so far

16/10/2015 · 1 Comment

#runeveryday: train over for October.

31 day running streak anyone?

02/10/2015 · 1 Comment

British naturist foundation 5k- race report #2

More running naked through the woods.

30/09/2015 · 4 Comments

Review: Natural Born Heroes

A review of McDougall’s latest book: a bit silly, but still highly recommended.

28/09/2015 · 1 Comment

Capital Ring DNF #2

On almost finishing the second half of capital ring.

21/09/2015 · Leave a comment

Gear review: Compressport R2 Race and Recovery calf compression sleeves

Compression stockings, face sitting and tubes of fabric that cost £30.

10/09/2015 · Leave a comment

Amazing bike ride

Train to brighton with Brompton Vegan picnic on Brighton beach Successful work-y meeting with very interesting man (inc. impromptu astrology reading) Conversation about merits and demerits of vapourisers (inc. impromotu … Continue reading

26/08/2015 · Leave a comment

Adult swim

I know that my swimming is fairly horrible. When I’m at the pool, and I think I’m going hell for leather, I’m fairly frequently overtaken not just by the obviously … Continue reading

06/08/2015 · Leave a comment

Faire du jogging

Running in Brittany

03/08/2015 · Leave a comment

Amazing run

An amazing run. The necessity of aching, exhausted legs.

15/07/2015 · Leave a comment

ruined

a sudden bout of dyspraxia fucks recovery times

28/06/2015 · 2 Comments

British naturist foundation 5k- race report

A write up of last week’s naked run

24/05/2015 · 5 Comments

Why I run, why other people run.

Thinking about running, but not in so much depth it stops being fun. hopefully.

01/05/2015 · Leave a comment

naked running

Some thoughts on naked racing and the first race i’ll compete in this year

14/04/2015 · Leave a comment

Five songs to add to your running playlist NOW

You have got to get these all up in your headphones.

26/03/2015 · Leave a comment

Hamstrung

The glamour of groin injury

23/03/2015 · Leave a comment

Gear review: Speedo Aquapure goggles

Public swimming pools and the double edged sword of twenty pound goggles.

19/03/2015 · Leave a comment

Glasgow. March. Morning.

Reflecting on a run in Glasgow.

16/03/2015 · Leave a comment

Do I don’t I?

I’ve been thinking about my race schedule this summer, especially whether I am going to try to run an ultra.

17/02/2015 · 3 Comments

The hardest thing

Reflecting on stuff which is hard, and stuff which isn’t, and mostly what it feels like when you land on stuff which is with force.

29/01/2015 · 1 Comment

Review: heart rate monitor training for the compleat (sic) idiot

Parker’s heart rate training program laid bare. or not.

22/01/2015 · 1 Comment

Pretty hill reps

These charts were so pretty I had to share. My wife recommended the perfect place for hill reps: Camberwell Grove, 5 minutes jog from our flat, 1km long, about 30m … Continue reading

06/01/2015 · Leave a comment

Gear reviews: barefoot shoes that I have known

Oxymorons aplenty, reviews of some of the barefoot shoes I’ve tried. Inov8 F-lite, Merrell Trail Gloves, no shoes at all: it’s all here.

05/01/2015 · Leave a comment

Here’s to a phenomenal 2015

New Year resolutions and what 2015 has in store.

31/12/2014 · 3 Comments

London. November. Evening.

A description of a long run through the cold, dark streets and paths of London on a November evening.

28/11/2014 · Leave a comment

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