The Big Half Race Review and Recap – 10th March 2019

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This is the second year of the half marathon organised by the organisers of Virgin Money London Marathon, the Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling and Swim Serpentine.

The entry was via ballot and is purposely very timely for the upcoming London Marathon. The general entry fee was £39.00 (£35.00 for members of a British Athletics affiliated running club). Entry fee for runners from the four boroughs the run passes through was £30.

The Build Up

It was a 6 am alarm. Luckily I set two alarms as I fell asleep after the first. Continue reading “The Big Half Race Review and Recap – 10th March 2019”

Ronhill Mens Infinity Cargo Stretch Running Shorts – Review

Ronhill Cargo ShortsI recently raved about the On Hybrid Running Shorts. I thought I had found salvation – carrying my phone and other bits whilst running. Whilst I solved my problem, I was still not quite happy. The inner shorts were a bit short for me. I always wear tight/compression shorts that come to just above my knee and then loose shorts over the top. The On inner shorts come halfway down my thigh. Also, although I bought an extra-large in the On Hybrids, the inner short is still a bit too small to get over my ass.

I then came across the Ronhill Men’s Infinity Cargo Stretch Running Shorts. Continue reading “Ronhill Mens Infinity Cargo Stretch Running Shorts – Review”

Nike Epic React Flyknit – Running Shoe Review

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I spend too much time looking at running shoes. If I have 10 mins, I will go to the usual websites and look for new deals, colours or styles. I’m a Nike man through and through. The only non-Nike shoes I’ve bought in the last 10 years are the On Cloudventure, which I really like and are a specific off-road shoe. I reviewed them here. Continue reading “Nike Epic React Flyknit – Running Shoe Review”

An Ode to Parkrun – Why it’s so good!

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My parkrun 50 t-shirt arrived recently.

I opened it in the office at work and intrigued colleagues asked: “What’s that?”

“It’s my parkrun t-shirt to show I’ve completed 50 parkruns” I said.

To which I got the reply – “What’s parkrun?” Continue reading “An Ode to Parkrun – Why it’s so good!”

On Running Mens Hybrid Shorts Review

On Running Hybrid Short – modelled by me!

Price – £80

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One of my most popular posts is my On Running Cloudventure Shoe Review. This is either my writing, the interest in On Running, a demand for waterproof shoes or people just like kit and kit reviews. Continue reading “On Running Mens Hybrid Shorts Review”

22 things to do for race day (possibly 20!)

I’ve done a fair few races in my time, but regularly in my own “I only need 5 minutes to get everything ready” way, I end up wandering around my flat looking for stuff and generally getting stressed. I then think “Why did I leave this until 11:45 pm to do this?”

I’ve racked my brains to think of things to do pre-race to make your race experience go as smoothly as possible. Continue reading “22 things to do for race day (possibly 20!)”

10,000 steps – Is it really a good target?

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A couple of months ago, as part of a company health promotion, I started to track my daily steps. The aim was that teams of 4 would record their steps (and therefore distance) over 4 weeks with the aim to promote walking and moving more.

I was sceptical. Continue reading “10,000 steps – Is it really a good target?”