Archive for September, 2015

Hello Autumn!

Posted: 26/09/2015 in Uncategorized

Well, here it comes – I had my first night run of the season last night, all head-torch and tree-roots. I saw the three deer, first time since winter, having a lie-down at the bottom end of the woods.

The moon was out and I ran a chunk by moonlight – definitely something worth a go.

This is why we run the woods. Bring on the dark.


It came from Albania

Posted: 22/09/2015 in Uncategorized

All I can tell you is it came from popular jazz-band destination, Albania, it arrived me aeroplan, it involves the stupendous Jay at who’s fault it definitely all is and it is a bluze, a heck of a bluze at that, according to the customs information. There will be more and better photos. 

The world may never be the same again. Parkrun was a bit interesting on Saturday gone. This could be the motivation I’ve been waiting for to shake off the constant exhaustion, I’m wondering if this might be just the thing for the Jedburgh Ultra at the end of October?



Posted: 17/09/2015 in Uncategorized

At least I think that’s what you call the sailing thing where you get becalmed. If I remember rightly, ships could stay there for weeks, without any wind, just hot and bothered.

And that’s kind of how it’s been – I’ve got some odd thing going on where I’m exhausted all the time and have hardly been through the door. It’s very much like being stuck in a tiny boat in the heat, with a sweaty sail draped over your head. Maybe. I’ve never tried that, but it’s how I’ve come to think of it.

I’ve been to the doctor’s, I’ve left an arm-full of blood for them to experiment on, and in the mean time I’m doing my own bit of sleuthing to figure out if things I eat make it better or worse.

But mostly I’m just sick of it, I want to get out there and enjoy the fast-approaching autumn and crack out my head-torch and get out in the dark.

I’m still madly holding onto the idea that I’ll make it to the Simonside Fell Race at the 100th Anniversary Thropton Show. It’s in two days and it’s looking increasingly unlikely, but allow me my little dreams…