Slow Distance Ramblings
Physical Ramblings
All Done (or Not?)
April 24, 2017

Just a very quick update to confirm that I managed to complete the Virgin Money London Marathon yesterday. The experience was amazing although I must confess that I spent the last two miles just looking at my feet willing them to keep going, one in front of the other! The crowds were great and so […]

What a week – five minutes of fame
April 21, 2017

This week has been by far the busiest thus far with Sunday rapidly approaching. A couple of weeks ago, Dayna from Best Beginnings to ask if I would go to the Expo on Wednesday of this week to meet a “special visitor” and represent Best Beginnings. I was told to keep this confidential which was […]

Physical Ramblings

Well I am glad that this weekend is over but also pleased with the results. I achieved two milestones with my longest month of running (108 miles) and also my longest non-walk run of 20 miles on Sunday. Having said that the diversion through the field was very slow progress – more later! The weekend […]

Mental Ramblings
Big Week Update – more visual?
March 30, 2017

Things are happening on the fundraising front. I had a reassuring conversation with Dayna from Best Beginnings and she has set a number of ideas into motion. It is the Rotary national conference next weekend and I should get a mention. As part of this I shall either try to be there or shall make […]

Physical Ramblings
LONG LONG WEEKEND (but not as long as planned)
March 27, 2017

Just recovering from a heavy weekend of exercise following a very sinful Friday eating and drinking. I ran a quiz for our local church which was quite successful and a good evening. Aided by four pints of cider and beer. Good humour fuel but not good for athletes!! Despite this I had a good run […]

Mental Ramblings
Inspirational time at Best Beginnings
March 24, 2017

On the train back from London. A very thought-provoking day attending “Out of the Blue” the launch of a series of films to support families through pregnancy and in the first years of life. A couple of these films are very powerful – one called which is a documentary where parents who have experienced mental […]

Mental Ramblings
March 23, 2017

It’s funny how things happen. After my longest run of the year (16 miles) at the weekend this was going to be a quiet week with only a couple of events. Then I responded to some requests for work and am now on my fourth day in London. Well, I suppose it is getting closer […]

On the road
February 4, 2017

In January, the National President of Rotary International in Great Britain, Eve Conway asked for a volunteer Rotarian to take part in the London Marathon on behalf of the charity Heads Together for Best Beginnings. As it was very early in the morning and before I was fully awake I volunteered to represent Rotary. I […]