Category Running

Are You Doing It For Charity?

Do a long bike ride, a 24 hour race, run a marathon or even a half-marathon and the first thing people ask you about it is: “Are you doing it for charity?”. This is how we view endurance sport in society today – endurance sport is┬ásomething we do to inflict pain on ourselves in return […]

Recovering from Shin Splints

Shin Splints: a common ailment among new runners and those who try to increase their mileage too quickly. It is, typically, a pain on the inside of the lower leg that feels as though it is in, or on, the shin bone. Despite the name, it is not a fracture of the shin bone nor […]

Seeing In The Dark

Today is a significant milestone for me: it’s the first time I have ever done my entire commute, in both directions, running. It’s five and half miles, most of it on muddy footpaths through fields. There’s no question that running on slippery and uneven surfaces and splashing through puddles is harder than road running, even […]

Running in Circles

The clocks are about to go back and there’s a storm forecast for this weekend. High winds and rain. Exactly the sort of weather that I really don’t want to be out cycling in. The alternative, the turbo trainer, isn’t all that appealing either. If I was serious about cycling I’d probably grind it out […]