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 […]

A Sub-20 Minute 5K | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

A Sub-20 Minute 5K

The sub-20 minute 5K is one of the holy grails of running. Of course, it’s at the opposite end o the spectrum from a sub-3 hour marathon but it’s no less of a challenge for most runners. It’s a goal I’ve had on my mind for a while without ever really training to do it […]

I Am Versus Arthritis | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

I Am Versus Arthritis

You may not know my story so forgive the little recap if you do. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in December 2015. To say it was a shock would be understating it somewhat. But thankfully it was caught early and I was put on treatment immediately. The course of steroids that started my treatment […]

5-0 Blind Fifity | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

5-0 Blind Fifty!

This week has been a fantastic week of training. I’ve racked up a grand total of 50 miles in the past 7 days and right now, as I type this I am feeling pretty damn good for it. I do hope that I can keep this up and keep improving, for it is the improvement […]

The Miles That Didn't Come | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

The Miles That Didn’t Come

The thing about marathons, or more specifically – training for them, is that it’s actually hard bloody work! There’s no getting away from it; training to run 26.2 miles at a good pace takes some time and effort. Then, when invariably you have a wobble on your training plan, how do you pick yourself up […]

Keep Pounding | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Keep Pounding

As I type this post I am sat in bed – alone. Helen is on her weekly night shift and as usual, I cannot settle without her here. On the TV I have All Or Nothing: Carolina Panthers – the fly-on-the-wall Amazon documentary that follows a different NFL team through a season. “Keep Pounding” is […]