Back to Basics – Part 2

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At the end of my Back to Basics Part 1 post, I stated, I will tell you why a new mindset is needed and what the plan is”.

The title of the post is – Back to Basics, so it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what the plan is. I’ve been thinking about this for a while as my fitness has gone down and the weight has gone up. Continue reading “Back to Basics – Part 2”

Back to Basics – Part 1

London Marathon 2019 Finish 1

I’ve been thinking about writing this post for a long time. That’s because I’ve been in the same situation for a long time. I would call it – no mans land. Not training for anything in particular. Floating around. A bit of running here, a bit of cycling there. Generally, not a lot of progress. I’m a bit lost really. I can’t decide what to do. Continue reading “Back to Basics – Part 1”

The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 37

5am – Katy B (2013)

Known as the breakout star of Rinse FM (home to dubstep and grime) and breaking dubstep into the UK charts with her debut single – On a Mission. Katy B goes little more pop with the lead off single from her second album – Little Red. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 37”

Talking to Strangers – Malcolm Gladwell

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I’ve read almost all of Malcolm Gladwell’s books – The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, David and Goliath. The only one I have not read is What the Dog Saw, which for completeness, I’ve just decided I should read. I’ve also recently enjoyed his podcast, Revisionist History that I wrote about here, so was excited about his new book Talking to Strangers. Continue reading “Talking to Strangers – Malcolm Gladwell”

The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 36

In for the Kill – La Roux (Skream Lets Get Ravey Remix) (2009)

One of the tracks that helped take dubstep mainstream and is a full-on goosebump inducing classic!

Maybe one for the longer runs and rather than the speeds sessions, but if you can hold on for the drop after 4 minutes, you’ll be charging. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 36”

The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 35

Children – Robert Miles (1996)

If you had to pick your Top 10 dance tunes, this one would have to be in there.

A pioneering track of Dream Trance, (which aimed to calm lively crowds down before their journey home) peaking at number one in more than 12 countries, but “only” making number 2 in the UK. (We’re an odd bunch). Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 35”

New Website – Where to Run in London

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I’ve set up a new website. It’s called Where to Run in London. Can you guess what its about?

It’s a site to help tourists; people new to London and locals find places to run in London. The idea’s to have all the information you need in one place instead of endlessly hunting around the net.

The aim is that you can follow the runs on the site without the need for a phone. Continue reading “New Website – Where to Run in London”

The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 34

Cheeky  – Boniface (2002)

This one is rather leftfield . I’m one of the few people you bought this single and helped it reach 25 on the UK Singles Chart back in 2002, Boniface’s only chart entry. I think it’s fantastic and one of my favourite tunes. The breathless start and urgency it purveys will get you moving on your run. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 34”

Kew Gardens 10km Race Review/Recap – September 2019

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Taking part in the Richmond Runfest events has been something I’ve been trying to do for some years. Most of the time it’s because it sells out so quickly, due to its popularity. This year I was on it and got my place sorted. Continue reading “Kew Gardens 10km Race Review/Recap – September 2019”

The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 33

The Power – Duke Dumont (ft. Zak Abel) (2019)

I chanced across this new tune via YouTube and it could just about be the perfect running tune.

I liked the British producers previous tunes Need U (100%) and I Got You from a few years back but his new one, The Power, is an absolute stomper. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 33”