Running Dad Diaries: Hitting the Wall | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Running Dad Diaries: Hitting the Wall

Hitting the wall is something us runners are used to. Cyclists have bonking (stop it at the back) and runners have the wall. It’s that point that your energy reserves are depleted, you feel like you have nothing left, you might even be considering giving up. The challenge with the wall is to push through it.  My wall this […]

Running Race Bucket List

Races are run everywhere nowadays. From small local 5km fun runs to multi-day ultra races in some of the worlds remotest places. My first ever organised race was the Jane Tomlinson Run For All 10k in Hull, way back in 2012 and from them on I’ve done a few races. I run for the fun […]

Running with Kids | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Running with Kids

This last weekend something happened that is quite rare for me. One of my girls wanted to go running with her Daddy. I wasn’t going to miss this opportunity at all. Aside from a few cameos at Park Run and the odd time around our home town, the girls don’t really go running with me. […]

Running Dad Diaries: Another 100 Miles in the Bank

After I completed the Wakefield Hospice 10k last weekend I knew I had a problem. Not an injury, thank goodness, but the fact that my target of reaching 100 miles of running in the month of March was still some 43km away. Could I get it done? With Sunday being Mother’s Day I had already […]

Running Dad Diaries: Running in the North Yorkshire Moors | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

I’m Running the Turnpike Trot

When 2019 rolled around I had no plans to run any races. I was happy just running with Duke rather than training for events. Then I ran the Thirsk 10 mile last week and I’m running the Wakefield Hospice 10K tomorrow. The bug has bitten again. Running with hoards of likeminded people, the sound of […]

Thirsk 10 | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Running Dad Diaries: Thirsk 10 Race Review

It’s been a couple of weeks since I last wrote a running diary entry. Life has been hectic due to the girls and their dancing competition which spanned two weekends. My endurance training was sure put to the test – who knew sitting down for hours on end could be so exhausting. Anyway, I’m back […]

Running Dad Diaries: A Spring in My Step | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Running Dad Diaries: A Spring in My Step

Here in North Yorkshire, there’s been a definite taste of spring this week – and long may it continue. It really makes a huge difference to my running and I suspect many peoples running really. I’m no fair-weather runner, but I do prefer my conditions warm and dry. On top of the mild weather, there’s also the fact […]