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”

dhb Aeron Short Sleeve Jersey Review


I only share and review things I really like on this site and things that readers will get value from. Unless the item is absolutely shocking.

Most kit I use is fairly workman like, with not many bells and whistles, and tends to be in black or grey.

I needed some extra kit for my cycling trip to France. Continue reading “dhb Aeron Short Sleeve Jersey Review”

Ride London 2019 Review / Recap


I’ve entered Ride London for several years and didn’t get a ballot place. The last two years I’ve ended up doing the 46-mile version (Read here and here).

This year I got in. But none of my other cycling buddies did. So, I was on my own but was not going to give up the chance to take on the one closed road ride in London and the South East. Continue reading “Ride London 2019 Review / Recap”

MGVS – Cycling in the French Alps – Outbound and Day One


A few weeks ago, five friends and I went cycling in the French Alps for 3 days. It was a self-planned and operated trip, for which all of it was due to my friend Nick, who found the location, a place to stay and recc’ed the climbs. He is also the founder member of the Mountain Goat Velo Society (MGVS). Continue reading “MGVS – Cycling in the French Alps – Outbound and Day One”

The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 31

Feeling for You – Cassius (1999)

Last month was marked by the recent passing of another influential DJ. French DJ and producer Philippe Zdar, who accidentally fell from a building in Paris in June 2019. Zdar was one half of the dance music duo, Cassius. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 31”

The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 30

Numb/Encore – Jay Z and Linkin Park (2004)

The Grammy award winning collaboration between two different genres that’s a mash-up combining lyrics from Linkin Park’s “Numb” and “Encore” by Jay-Z, both released in 2003, but from their EP Collision Course from 2004. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 30”

How do you use Self Help?


I read a post by Mark Manson that said there are 2 approaches to improving yourself-

1) The self-improvement junkie. The junkie has this constant gnawing feeling that there’s still some magic tip or technique or piece of information out there that will create their next big breakthrough Continue reading “How do you use Self Help?”