Oh, what an apposite moment to announce the arrival of McRunning Man – well into Burns’ Night and no haggis nor wee dram of whisky has passed my lips, and no skean dhu drawn with culinary intent. This new blog post category has been created to record my various trials and tribulations as my training… Read More McRunning Man is Here!
I have been an established marathon runner for a week and a day since completing the Brighton Marathon on 9th April in a time of 5 hours 46 minutes and a bit. Most of the intensive training was undertaken during the winter months, and then we ran on the hottest day of the year so… Read More Keep on Running
So, to continue the theme of using song titles for my running blogs, we have one that is not immediately obvious. The incident occurred 5 weeks ago, along the banks of the River Nene as it flows gently through the Northamptonshire countryside at Titchmarsh nature reserve. The ground was very wet and muddy due to… Read More Twist and Shout
Training took a little dip in the post half-marathon period, mostly due to low level bugs and the usual pressures and distractions of everyday life. We elite athletes just need to be left alone, untroubled by things like work, gardening and shopping, but for some strange reason no-one appears to give us this freedom! I’m… Read More On the Road Again
This is the moment I publicly declare my intention to run the 2017 Brighton Marathon. It follows my success in completing the Leicester Half-Marathon at the weekend. I have never run that far before in my life, and it has given me the confidence to move forward with my ambitions. The half-marathon was part… Read More The Launch of Running Man
Research into brain science and the mind has historically had to navigate between two conflicting assertions. The first arose in ancient Greece – “Know Thyself”, as inscribed at the Temple of Apollo in Delphi. The second comes from Zen teachings – “Mind trying to know itself is like a sword trying to cut itself”. These… Read More Filosofy on Friday – The Self-Sharpening Brain