Running Dad Diaries: A Runner Who Doesn’t Run

There’s been a distinct lack of running related content on the blog for the past couple of months. There’s a good reason for this. I haven’t been running! Call yourself a runner? You don’t run any more! Can I still call myself a runner if I am not running? Well yes, I can. I am […]

Running Dad Diaries: April was a HUGE month | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Running Dad Diaries: April was a HUGE month

Setting myself the challenge of running 100 miles each month seemed to me like a reasonable one. But, in April I went way beyond that and I wasn’t really trying… The Kirkbymoorside 10K I’ve not written much on here for a couple of weeks now. Largely this has been due to the fact I am […]

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Running Dad Diaries: 100 Miles in 20 Days

The first three weeks of April have proven to be some of the best running ever for me. I’ve felt motivated and wanted to put in the miles consistently. It’s no surprise then that I have clocked up my 100-mile goal in the first 3 weeks of the month. As well as my usual routes […]

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 […]