Bob Graham Round Blog 4

I’d love to say that since my last post that all my niggles have gone and I’m able to fully commit myself to getting back into training but unfortunately it hasn’t quite worked out that way.   My Asthma test came back negative and my chest pain is almost gone. I haven’t had any serious […]

Bob Graham Round Blog 3

Well Rohan Keaton reckons that life is a rollercoaster and it certainly feels like that at the minute. The past few months have been a combination of having some decent races and runs  but at the same time fighting off ailments left right and centre.   I ran 1-17 the brass monkey but to be […]

Bob Graham Round Blog 2

So it’s finally 2017 and the countdown has begun, 24 weeks until the big day. Xmas and up to new year went pretty well, I was able to get up to the Cheviots, Roman Wall & Pennines as well as a few hilly runs round Beamish – around 120 miles & 20,000ft of ascent in […]

Bob Graham Round Blog

Next year (2017) on 23rd June I will be 42.   Nothing particularly significant about that you may think, until a number of other factors are taken into consideration:   In June 1932 a Keswick guest-house owner named Bob Graham broke the Lakeland fell record by traversing 42 fells within a 24 hour period. He […]

Heaton Harriers 125 Trail Race

When this race was announced a few months ago I was attracted to it straight away. A joint celebration between Saltwell and Heaton Harriers of their 125 years of existence on some of the most scenic tracks and trails in the area – what isn’t to like. And free to boot!   I’ve had a […]

Penshaw Pieces of 8 Marathon Race Report

I had always had this race on my radar for this year, having done the half last year and enjoyed the course. Although I had got a good block of training in earlier in the year, I’ve lost my mojo a little in the last month and haven’t been feeling very well in the past […]

Sunderland Half Marathon Race Report

As with Blyth, this was a race I was looking to shoot for a PB (my current being 1:18:01 at the Great North Run last year), however my efforts were again thwarted by the weather.   The forecast for the day was 20mph winds and heavy rain, and the forecasters were certainly spot on with […]

3 Peaks Fell Race Report 2015

23.3 Miles, 5279ft of ascent   I have a love hate relationship with fell races. I love races themselves and being in the mountains, but I hate the fact that I’ve never ran a fell race where I’ve felt like I’ve done myself justice. I’ve just never been able to translate my road speed onto […]

Blyth 10k Race Report

  I had high hopes of getting a PB before this race – my previous being 35.41 at the Heaton Harriers 10k on the town moor in November. I’d love to break 35 minutes and this was going to be the first race I’d attempt it- the Heaton 10k has a number of tight right […]