Hopping across the Peaks

With the marathon now behind me, and nothing yet in the diary for this year apart from the occasional Saturday parkrun, I took the liberty of arranging a little visit over to Sheffield on Easter Saturday to watch Stevenage play away at Bramhall Lane and to hit a few of the pubs over there. I’d…

Aftermath

I always feel a bit strange during the days and weeks following a race, especially one that I have actually worked pretty hard training for. The change in lifestyle in the build up to a race is a gradual process; more mileage, better diet, less drinking. The change in lifestyle after finishing is pretty much…

A tale of (half) a Transpennine real ale trail

As I head into March with a half marathon looming into view for the second year running, I’ve looked back to last year and decided that probably one of the biggest factors that affected me (other than the weirdly stifling heat on the day) is the fact that right up until the week before the run I…