At school, I was one of those people who hated PE. It basically came down to the fact that all we ever did was play football, and I wasn’t any good at it. Back in the 1980s that basically left you out in the cold (often literally). As such I barely did any fitness activities once I left school!
Roll on to 2006 and I was overweight and couldn’t run for the bus, let alone run for pleasure! So I took up running and discovered it was far more enjoyable than school PE ever was!!!
In 2015 I founded Lyme Runners, a trail running club which is based within Lyme Park, giving me the chance to help other people to try running off-road. Helping others discover the enjoyment of off-road and trail running became a large part of my life and in 2017 I qualified as a UK Athletics accredited Fell & Mountain Coach in Running Fitness in order to further this aim. I do have many years of road-running experience too, and have helped numerous runners improve their road-race results through structured training planning.
I’m also a fully qualified Visually Impaired Guide Runner.
About this site
My site started out very much as a personal blogging space, covering my running as well as my other interests.
I started to move this towards supporting the coaching aspects that I offer, however this made the site feel much more static than I wanted. I’ve therefore moved it back to being primarily a blog, but with the coaching pages available to those interested in that. I feel the site flows better this way.
So you’ll find a range of things on here:
- My blog ‘The Running Man’
- My coaching pages
- My church bell ringing archives
- My musical exploits
- My recipes