running with the big kid

Running with the big kid

I went for a run on Sunday. It was in the afternoon and the heat was stifling so I didn’t take the dog with me. Instead, I took my eldest daughter, Lydia.  I didn’t start running until I was 31 and I fell in love with it. Since then I’ve often looked back on my […]


How I Didn’t Become A Runner

There we all stood, the cool autumnal air brushing against our skinny exposed legs. Nervous for what was about to come, for what was fabled and foretold. We were lined up in a single line like prisoners about the meat a nasty end, our guard marching up and down the line. This was it boys, […]

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How’s the Running Going, Dave?

In my real life – you know the one I live in person and not online – I am often asked how my running is going. It’s friends, acquaintances and sometimes people I might have seen around town but don’t actually know but they know me. I realised when I was asked this very question by […]

Every Good Runner Needs A Good Osteopath

I recently wrote about my experiences of visiting an osteopath for the first time. It was undoubtedly one of the most positive things I’ve ever done in terms of body maintenance. Today I was back for a third visit. The guys on the Running Commentary podcast recently spoke about ageing and that everybody body had a guy […]


My First Visit to an Osteopath

For regular readers of this blog, you will be aware that about my knee troubles as a runner. Recently I have been seeing an NHS physiotherapist who has focussed on strengthening my VMO muscle group around the knee. I was seeking a second (or maybe third) opinion and possibly a different approach to treatment. My […]

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Runners Kneesup

Anyone who has read my blog before will know I like to run and that recently I have been suffering from some knee issues – probably runners knee. Today I got some news about the long-running knee saga. Runners Knee On a visit to see my GP a few weeks ago, he referred me to […]

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Running Diary 2018 – Week 8

Running week 19th to 25th January Distance this week: 37.9km Number of runs this week: 6 Distance to goal: 1912.3km What a difference a couple of weeks and a visit to the doctor makes! From worrying about never running again to running 6 days out of 7 – it’s an amazing turnaround. What’s more, I feel great […]

Running Diary 2018 – Week 5

Distance this week: 10.9km Number of runs this week: 2 Distance to goal: 1949.2km I started this week with a dogged determination that I would run and get rid of the knee injury. I was sure it was just an injury and maybe running it off was the way to beat it. So, with my knew […]