It’s 90% mental, 10% in your head

Running, because punching people is frowned upon!

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You don’t have to come in first place to be winning at life. Getting out for a run has so many benefits, both mental and physical.

Is run commuting for me?

Is run commuting for me?

Over the years I’ve gone through periods of commuting to work by walking, bicycle, train, car and motorcycle. But I’ve never run commuting to work, before today. I’ve been running regularly for a year and I’m always keen to fit in a run when (family allows) I can....

Is run commuting for me?

Over the years I’ve gone through periods of commuting to work by walking, bicycle, train, car and motorcycle. But I’ve never run commuting to work, before today. I’ve been running regularly for a year and I’m always keen to fit in a run when (family allows) I can....

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Why are you here reading this and not out running?

This is my website, I’m Stew and I’m a 45 year old runner from the Northwest of England. I’m still trying to work out if I’m running towards something or away from it. I guess time will tell.

My current ‘happy distance’ is a half marathon. When I say happy, I mean it’s a distance that I can just think “I’ve got a couple of hours and fancy a long run”, then just go out and do it.

Everyones running is different and for me that means there’s no right or wrong. Okay, there’s bad technique that you could improve to make you go faster or avoid potential injury.

Pulling on my trainers and heading out on a run makes me smile every time and no two runs are the same. Sometimes it’s easy, sometimes hard and on occasions I want to throw up!

The most important thing about your running is just that, it’s yours to enjoy how and when you want to. Alone, in a group, a club, even organised events and races. Time and distance are unimportant, the action is!

My running achievements so far…

I’ve been running on and off over the last few years but have only recently (August. 2019) really enjoyed it and actively called myself a runner. I’ll keep the table below updated with my personal bests and achievements as and when they happen. Hopefully I can add 20 miles and a then a full marathon to the table soon.

 

Distance Time Pace
5k 22:37 7:17
10k 46:58 7:34
10mi 1:18:45 7:52
Half Marathon 1:44:13 7:57
15mi 2:06:38 8:26
RunAintree 10k

RunAintree 10k

Run Aintree was my first ever 10k race. In fact, other than the park run last weekend it's my second organised event.

My longest run to date, 18.51 miles

My longest run to date, 18.51 miles

Excuse for a breather on the canal bridgeLower Rivington Reservoir Saturday's long run was and up and out early, started at 06:30 with a fine drizzle to keep cool, finished in the sunshine. I planned to run a half in whatever time I took, go easy and just enjoy the...

Dress for mile two

Overheating, being freezing cold or soaked to the skin can be enough to turn off even the most dedicated runners. It doesn't really matter what time of the day or even which season it is, being over or underdressed on your run is at best uncomfortable. When you stick...

Is run commuting for me?

Is run commuting for me?

Over the years I’ve gone through periods of commuting to work by walking, bicycle, train, car and motorcycle. But I’ve never run commuting to work, before today. I’ve been running regularly for a year and I’m always keen to fit in a run when (family allows) I can....