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My granma's granma was Geordie Ridley's cousin


George Geordie Ridley who wrote Blaydon Races – look I know there will be hundreds of people who can trace a connection to Geordie Ridley – well I’m one of them and mine. 251 more words

This one time I did a half marathon.

This one time, I did a half marathon.

I don’t know what I was thinking if I’m honest. I think I was having mental thoughts as I’d been through a lot in my life at that point; I’d recently lost Mummy, my long term relationship had ran its course and I was 30, single and back living in my childhood home. 739 more words

Great North Run

My run for the NSPCC in the Great North Run 2015

My just giving page http://www.justgiving.com/Philip-Bailey-NSPCC2015 

@JustTextGiving: @Redphil629 Running the #GreatNorthRun to support the @NSPCC! If you can Please text YOPX87 £1 to 70070

Wow, too much beer in my belly and hard to imagine I ran 13.1 miles about 6 weeks ago. 329 more words


My Running Heroes

So after watching Paula Radcliffe run her final London Marathon last month (in a frankly ridiculous time after her foot surgery three years ago that had her in a mobility scooter worrying that she would never run again) I’ve been thinking about the people who inspire me in my running. 1,473 more words

Step Back and Relax!

I’ll be honest, more often than not I go to parkrun with a “I’ll just enjoy the run this morning, time doesn’t matter” frame of mind and then something seems to take over and I go hell for leather.  655 more words


4 months to go

So 4 months to go.  Sorry what? I said 4 months to go.  Yeah I heard what you said, its just not sinking in!!!  4 months to go  until probably the biggest challenge of my life (apart from having 4 kids and coping every day lol) The Morrison’s Great North Run.  527 more words

Braai time

 It is nearly that time of the year – when the sun comes out and every day presents the opportunity to light a fire and cook food outdoors.  184 more words