My Precarious Relationship with Alcohol over the Years

Fun times at Bradford University.

Fun times at Bradford University.

A glass of wine every day is meant to be good for you; that’s what medical experts agree isn’t it? But how big is this glass? Can I use a MASSIVE glass? And can I have BEER instead of wine? And instead of having that same massive glass all evening, can I separate it out into 9 or 10 different receptacle containers (let’s call them pints), to be consumed at my own convenience over the evening? It all sounds quite silly, but this is exactly the kind of thing that my brain is very good at doing; giving me arguments, ludicrous or pertinent, to have a drink too many. All the time.

LEJOG Route

For those people asking me what route I’ll be taking next March. Here you are!

This is currently a 2nd draft route and is no doubt going to change quite a bit by March. Plus anyone that knows my sense of direction will be aware that much of this will change on route.

Two Marathons, Same Day.

The Spooky Halloween Challenge & Pumpkin Marathon

As part of my training for LEJOG next spring, I wanted to make sure I was comfortable in running for 50 miles+ in a day. These marathons came up, and I thought “perfect!”, a simple course with the emphasis on running steady and consistently.

I’d weighed it up pretty quickly, exactly how to play this one; the course wasn’t completely flat, it had a couple a couple of vague hills within the 1km laps. It didn’t take a genius to work out that if I played it right, and worked on 9 minute miles, I could finish both of them in around 4 hours (hopefully) relatively comfortably… Good plan Daniel; you’ve really excelled yourself once again in both sensibility, and maths.