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The Returnering

People of the world – we’re back! People of the world? Hello? Anyone? Bah, people of the moons of Jupiter, you’ll have to do instead. Yes, THE FITNESSING is back from the dead. 1,656 more words


Weekly Recap : Week 1/30 of my London Marathon training

This week has been full of so many highs,

Finding out two of my running buddies also received places in this years London Marathon, I have a group of friends from across the country that meet a couple of times a year to eat, drink and run, this year Lynsey, Lois & I were the VLM cheering squad for our friends Cazz, Jemma and Laura who were running, we almost covered a marathon walking across London that day as the queues for the tubes were crazy, even spectating we were tired but still we cheered every runner as they passed &  when we saw one of our girls, there were jumps, screams, hugs, tears, it all got a little crazy… 314 more words


There's no way you will do that!

It’s nearly my birthday (yaye) but as I was thinking about the usual birthday night at the Rugby (thanks Newcastle Falcons!) I had a though – it will be my 29th birthday – leaving one year till I turn 30! 386 more words

Lifestyle Management

The Fierce Five Challenges Completed

This is a video I put together which summarises the challenges, the charities I fundraised for and how much in total I raised.
It also importantly highlights the fact that I would never have been able to do any of this without the support of my amazing wife Angela – The nights and weekends of not having me there with our 2 year old whilst I was off training or competing – She has been an absolute rock! 2,811 more words

Fierce Five Challenges

My run for the National Autistic Society (NAS) in the Great Yorkshire Run 2014.

I’m on the start line, feel ok but whatever happens I’m running for the National Autistic Society today in the Great North Run. 6000 fellow runners, yes I’m nervous but I’m ready come on let’s go (never had any patience). 12 more words

@ShineUKCharity runners part of #GNRMillion celebrations @Great_Run

With the race organisers marking their one millionth runner, the 2014 Great North Run promised to be a memorable race. This was the first IAAF event to reach such an incredible achievement. 560 more words


Eight ways my Great North Run symbolised depression

So I did it! 13.1 miles of Tyneside tarmac in 2 hours 30 minutes; all while dressed as a nine-foot black dog. I won’t say I enjoyed it but I will say I’m happy with the result. 1,574 more words

Mental Health