I said I'd be back and I will be. I've just entered next year's Comrades marathon and will be going for my back-to-back medal. I might aim for a Silver medal whilst I'm at it too.
Now to get over this bloody achilles tendinopathy. It's kept me out of full time training since Comrades this year. 😢
The time has come for me to acknowledge that I'm not worthy of being called a barefoot runner anymore 😞, and haven't been for quite some time. Accordingly, it appropriate that it's about time I change the name and domain of this site. I've changed a few colours here and there and optimised the site a bit too.
I'll continue writing all about running as I find things interesting and will still keep barefoot, natural and minimalist running in my repertoire, it'll just no longer be the name of this site.
Woohoo!!! After a bit of a delay, the "thanks for investing in @vivobarefoot" metal casts of my feet have arrived.
Earlier this year I was in the market for a new pair of zero-drop racing flats to replace my last pair of aging and very thoroughly worn Inov-8 Road X-treme 138s. I searched the net high and low and didn't find very much so I turned to Twitter… Continue reading →
With just short of 2600km of dedicated training and racing over six months in my legs, I embarked upon the final test of all my training, and the ultimate purpose of it all: the Comrades Marathon, and what a fantastic race and event it was. Continue reading →
Keep your eyes on this chappy, Wayde Van Niekerk from South Africa, over the next few years. He's proving to be quite the athlete and I think we may be seeing him on more and more podiums.
Watch him breeze through 300m to set a new world record…
Just a small insignificant hill spotted on my run this morning
The Manchester marathon was the first real big test of my Comrades training. I deliberately did not train specifically for it as I intended on treating it as a training run for Comrades and a "tester" to see how my training was progressing, but of course with Manchester being a very flat and fast route, there was no way I wasn't going to have a good go at things either. Continue reading →
Is that all!? I slogged my guys out and my Garmin thinks I'll be up for a parkrun by the end of the week 😂🤣😂 #Comrades2017
Woohoo!!! I freaking did it!!! And it was so worth it. Time for a beer #Comrades2017
It's never too early to get your @fetcheveryone kit ready for the @comradesmarathon #Comrades2017
Gotta pose with the logo
Got me a new trophy for the mantelpiece
If there's one thing you've learnt from all my training, it's that I'm incredibly consistent, and it would only be appropriate to keep up my consistency with late "month in review" posts with March's being delivered half way through May 🎉. Thank goodness I'm not a paid blogger as I'd find myself unemployed PDQ!! On the topic… anyone notice a change around here a few weeks ago? Nope, good. You're an adblocker like me. If you did, or are just curious, I no longer show adverts on any of my sites. I wasn't making any money off them and was blocking them from my own views so decided to ditch them. Enjoy the new ad-free experience. Continue reading →
I've finally done it. I've finally taken advantage of the opportunity to run across the Golden Gate bridge and head up into the Marin Headlands, and it was fantastic!!! Continue reading →