Social Media and ‘running with a famous guy’

Living in an age of the smart phone and social media accounts, two words seem to get a lot of air time than they ever did when I was a kid – in fact one of the words, the selfie wasn’t even invented. The second word, narcissistic was – although I never...

Rio The Good, Bad, Ugly and Bizarre

The Olympic Games have that Christmas feel to them. The expectation of something exciting, the long build-up to that, then in a flash it’s all over. On January 1st, one of the first tweets I read simply said, ‘It’s Olympic year.’ That was exciting. For me the...

An Olympic Oddity

With the Rio Olympic Games three weeks away, something tells me we will see athletes caught out drug cheating, if not in Rio, then sometime after. Sadly it’s something that’s been going on for a long time now. The third section of my first novel No Wind is...

Product Review | Octane Zero Runner ZR7

Over my life, I’ve done a lot of running, a lot of it at a faster than average pace for competitive competition. Over that time, I’ve also slowly broken down as a runner as I’ve built up scar tissue and issues that make running on the road or grass problematic. I now...

Chasing a Qualifying Time – Now There’s a Storyline

The 2016 Diamond League has kicked off and I have to say I’m loving it. There have been many fantastic performances already in the four meets held to date, and I’ve been particularly impressed at how many Olympic hopefuls have hit their straps so early in the season...