Mindfulness and Running

Mindfulness and Running

Have you wondered how to make each run as fun and enjoyable as your very first few runs?     Or maybe you’ve heard about the state of mind some runners talk about, called Flow? Perhaps you already practise mindfulness and would like to find practical...
How can you fit it all in?

How can you fit it all in?

The Opportunity Cost We’re all familiar with the opportunity cost of doing one thing, which prohibits us from doing another. It’s one of those economic  arguments that mean to have one thing, we necessarily can’t have another. So as runners it’s interesting that...
Passion? You need to stop looking for it

Passion? You need to stop looking for it

Passion – are you searching for it? Have you ever taken the journey into work first thing on a Monday and thought you needed a chaange of scenery, to get out there and find something you’re passionate about? Ever thought about that while running? What do I...
The Bangor 10K, hunting that personal best

The Bangor 10K, hunting that personal best

This is an article I wrote in 2015 after I ran the Bangor 10K as my first proper 10K race. It was a fabulous experience, and one I hope to repeat.   Race day arrived on a Saturday in October, I drove down to Bangor. Leaving the car and moving through the...
How your brain changes when you run

How your brain changes when you run

Writing a book very often requires research. The form that research takes however, can be diverse, very diverse indeed. Let’s look at a book I’m currently writing, on nutrition for runners, within that envelope I’ve come across all manner of...