A Safari at Monk Park Farm | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

A Safari at Monk Park Farm

As businesses and visitor attractions slowly start up again following the coronavirus lockdown some places are finding times tough. Monk Park Farm near Thirsk has been hard hit – something many open farms like it have found nationwide. But, they are opening again by diversifying the attraction and allowed people to drive around the park […]

Global Running Day 2020 | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Global Running Day 2020

During the dark period that the world is going through right now, celebrating running may well be low down on many people’s agendas. However, running is something that many people find comfort in during dark times. So, why not celebrate it? What is Global Running Day? Global Running Day is a worldwide celebration of running […]

The trouble with rest days | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

The Trouble With Rest Days

Yesterday I took a day off. A rest day. A recovery day. Call it what you like – I just didn’t run. I know I needed it, after over a month of daily running and the 10k a day in May challenge my body was in need of a chance to recover. Rest days are […]

How To Stay Sane During Lockdown | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

How To Stay Sane During Lockdown

There’s nothing like a global pandemic to make you feel like you are off track and a bit all over the place. When you have plans and you’re excited for the summer ahead, having to stay home and abide by lockdown rules can feel frustrating. Yet, this is something that we’re all going through and […]

10k A Day in May | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

19 Day. 129 miles. Why?

Some 19 days ago I decided on a whim to run 10k (6.2 miles) every day in May to raise money for Versus Arthritis. Now, as I approach the two-thirds point of the challenge I thought I’d drop a little update. Before I launch into the trials and tribulation of running 10k every day I […]

Running from The Walking Dead | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Running from the Walking Dead

Last night I found myself doing something I never imagined doing. I had to chuckle to myself as I plodded away, step after step. It was an experience but one that I deemed necessary. Running on the treadmill can be a monotonous experience sometimes. Especially when you are staring at the back of the garage […]

10k A Day In May | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

10k A Day In May!

A challenge has to be challenging – especially if you’re going to ask people to donate to charity in return for your efforts. That’s why I am taking on a big challenge this month – to run a 10k every day in May! Originally I was running the Blackpool marathon on 26th April to raise […]