Healthy Eating Or Fine Dining: Why Not Both?

Vigour Protein Bars.

I love to exercise and be healthy, but the biggest struggle for me is always with food; I love the stuff and will happily consume my own bodyweight in chocolate if left unsupervised*! I love to eat out and one of the best discoveries of 2017 was a new restaurant that opened in St Helens… Continue reading Healthy Eating Or Fine Dining: Why Not Both?


Hello, 2018!

At this time of year every year I think about what I want from the new year, and then I forget about it and 12 months later I wonder why nothing changed. I’d like this year to be the time that I concentrate on changes to my career. I’m very skilled at what I do,… Continue reading 2018

Running Coaching Session

Heart rate recovery

Yesterday I had an hour’s coaching session with one of the run leaders from my running group Resolution Runners. The run leader is running the London Marathon in 2018 and is raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust. Part of her fund raising efforts are to offer an hour’s coaching to those who donate £20, so that’s… Continue reading Running Coaching Session

This May Be Harder Than I Anticipated…

Parkrun barcode tags

Last night I went running with my pals from the Resolution Runners running group. It was an out-and-back; we ran for 18 minutes one way and then 18 minutes back. It was roughly 6k. As I have set myself the Parkrun Top 100 Challenge I decided to try and keep pace with some of the faster… Continue reading This May Be Harder Than I Anticipated…

Parkrun Top 100 Challenge

Me when I thought about a new challenge

I have been running regularly for most of this year thanks to a kickstart provided by some “bad” blood test results which made me really question my health*. I immediately decided I needed to start running again, so I joined the Resolution Runners group in Newton. The group has motivated me to keep running, and… Continue reading Parkrun Top 100 Challenge


Today is the last day of my latest period of annual leave and I am very happy(sad(happy(sad))). I shared the time off work with my favourite person in the world. Gill is not only my favourite person and my wife, but also my best friend. I like nothing more than spending time with her, preferably… Continue reading Friendship

Inov 8 Roclite 305 First Run

Running is a very cheap sport to get into. You only need some trainers and off you go. Which is why after re-booting my running career two months ago I’ve acquired (via gifts and my own purchases) running gear costing a substantial amount more than “very cheap”! I treated myself to a new pair of… Continue reading Inov 8 Roclite 305 First Run