photos from July

Photos from July 2018

Here is my monthly review of the photos I have taken continues with a selection from July 2018. This month all the photos have been made exclusively on my Galaxy S7 smartphone and processed using Lightroom CC on the same device. If you want to take better photos with your smartphone then check out my post 10 […]

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, […]

running update

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 […]

Roseberry Topping

Roseberry Topping – My 30 minute dash

I can distinctly remember the first time I saw Roseberry Topping. It wasn’t long after we moved to North Yorkshire and we were on our way (a long way I might add) to a dentist in Great Ayton. Suddenly I saw this great mountain piercing the skyline – my first thought: “I bet that’s 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 […]

Running Diary 2018 – Week 4

Distance this week: 10.0km Number of runs this week: 2 Distance to goal: 1960.1km Well I ran, that’s the main thing! Monday morning and I was out early and ready to start the week with a good run. Except this was where it all went a bit wrong for the week really. You see, my left […]

Running Diary 2018 – Week 3

Distance this week: 18.8km Number of runs this week: 4 Distance to goal: 1970.1km A better week than last week – I actually ran! The week started with a short evening run with both dogs. Dottie is retired from running but I took her to make sure I didn’t go too fast as I hadn’t run […]