I, robot
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3w ago
 A few months ago I read ‘The Slummer: Quarters Till Death’ a novel by Geoffrey Simpson, himself a runner with 5000m and10000m pb’s of 14.57 and 31.14. The book is set in the year 2083 and is the story of one man’s struggle to improve his life on the fringes of society through his love of running. Taking on the genetically enhanced athletes of the elite. Pretty standard SF stuff to be fair but with running as the prime mover. Far fetched? Well an article in the October edition of AW features some of the ideas of Frank Diana, described as a ‘futurist’. He works at one of the sponsorin ..read more
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Manchester Half Marathon
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2M ago
Having lurched from one niggle to another preparation for the Manchester Half Marathon had not gone to plan. So I decided to just make it a steady run, keeping an even pace throughout. The race was won by Kris Jones in 1.03.46. The conditions today being ideal for running. This is also a fast course and I wish I could have raced on it 30 odd year ago as I’m sure it would have led to a revision of my pb.  Today’s tactics however proved to be the right one’s for me as I clocked 1.51.12, despite, once again, cramping up. At least it is a pb as an over 65 year old. Every cloud h ..read more
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A summer of vicarious running
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3M ago
                          UTMB route I have managed to get a few miles in over the summer so far. But, not quite as many as I had hoped. This is due to a couple of niggling injuries and probably also the amount of running / athletics I have been following through the media. Not only watching the World Athletics Championship, the Commonwealth Games and the European Championship but also following runs such as Damian Hall’s attempt at the FKT for running the Pennine Way and Imogen Buddy’s successfully becoming the youngest woman ..read more
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Four times around the world
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7M ago
Well at least the equivalent of……  On the 3rd November 2014, I posted on this blog that after reading on a beer mat, in a pub in York, that in his 84 years Alfred Waignwright trekked over 100,000 miles. I set myself a target of having run 100,000 miles before my 65th birthday. At the time my running mileage stood at 86,000 mile. From June 1981, since when I had started keeping a training log and recording all of my runs. Today a gentle 4 mile run around Derwenthaigh Park saw me reach the 100,000 mile target with 10 days to spare. When I set the target I expected some difficultie ..read more
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Happy birthday Hadrian
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11M ago
 The 24th of January is seemingly the birth date of the Emperor Hadrian so I thought what better excuse for a run around a section of Hadrian’s Wall. Coincidentally I was born, not 100m away from a section of the wall at Denton Turret. But this is situated in an urban area of Newcastle, called Denton Burn, and not what I was looking for. So I headed out to the Roman Fort at Housteads and picked my way west. Past Sycamore Gap, Steel  Rigg and up  to Winshields. The highest  point on the wall as it winds it’s way across the North of England.  Then back to ..read more
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I won’t leave my Alphabet soup until I’ve ate the whole lexicon
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11M ago
 Frustration abounds at the moment. The knee injury that I sustained at Endure 24 last year has returned. This frustration is exacerbated by the fact that I am about to start the build up towards this years Endure and that I only have until May to achieve my target of running 100,000 mile before my 65th birthday. With only 708 mile left to go, I have decided to try to manage the injury and keep the miles ticking over. For example, yesterday’s planned 6 miler I split into 3 x 2 mile runs. Running shoe graveyard  As my ‘road shoes’ were coming to the end of their life I have r ..read more
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90,000 miles
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1y ago
 The aftermath of Storm Arwen meant that yesterday’s run was more like an obstacle course as I was forced to climb either over or around numerous fallen trees. However, despite the obstacles I put in 11 miles to take my all time running mileage up to 99,000 miles. Leaving me just 1000 more to run by the middle of May next year, in order to achieve my target of running 100,000 miles before my 65th birthday. Over the last couple of months I have started running around the Riverside Parkrun with my daughter who recently decided to start running. I must admit that I have really enjoye ..read more
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Salvage worthy
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1y ago
 Last night I watched a programme on TV called Salvage Hunters. Where an Antiques Dealer, Drew Pritchard, travels the length and breadth of the country in search of antiques. In last nights episode he found what he termed a mid-century (1950’s) set of metal drawers. The scratches and other signs of wear adding to its charm as was the patina (rust). All it needed, he said was a quick rub down and a covering  of wax. Later as I looked in the mirror, what I was seeing was a mid-century runner. Hopefully the wrinkles and weathering of over 40 years of running are giving me some sort of ..read more
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What goes through your mind when you are running
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1y ago
It's funny sometimes what passes through your mind when you are out running, especially when it is hurting. From song lyrics to plans on how you can save the world.  In his book ‘What I talk about when I talk about running’ Haruki Murakami touches on the subject, as have many others. Some writers have concentrated on focus and mindsets they feel are required for successful  running. Such as Danny Dreyer in ‘Chi running’. The other day when I was running up a particularly long and steep hill it wasn’t keeping the correct mindset as such but the lyrics of Brian Eno’s ‘Taking tige ..read more
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The 40th Great North Run
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1y ago
Yesterday saw the eventual running of the 40th GNR. It having been postponed last year due to the Covid Pandemic. Covid retictions also meant that the race route for this year was changed. Instead of finishing at the coast in South Shields, the race both started and finished in Newcastle. This was not a normal race, as apart from the elite fields, the mens race being won by Britain's Marc Scott and Hellen Obiri of Kenya winning the woman's race, the remainder of the field was started in waves, staggered throughout the morning and early afternoon. That said it was still a great event. I had no ..read more
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