The Mechanic

Ran 10k yesterday morning. 15 miles this morning. Horrible mish-mash of units of measurement there but I don’t fucking know how many kilometres there are in 15 miles. Just went nice and easy. Tried to keep good form and a high cadence. Calf is still not 100%. Blah blah blah, running running running. Is that […]

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Frig It

The little girl started crying like a mini Gilmour. Its mother tried her best to comfort her but you could see that the mother herself was struggling to keep it together. A seagull was circling the sky above the chips which the race organiser had kindly provided. Most people had lost interest in the chips. They’d […]

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Schwerer Gustav

The Schwerer Gustav was the biggest gun ever. I say was because it’s gone now, destroyed by those Nazi pricks, The Nazis. But don’t cry because there are still big guns left and they were all out last night and I feel enormously privileged to say I was there. Kinda poignant in the week the […]

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2 Shades of Grey

Jersey is very much like Soviet era Germany. We have the West where everything is nice – beaches, parks, trails. Attractive people. A Waitrose.  And it’s sort of like paradise and then we have the East which is a big old shit hole full of goblins and misery and the stench of decay, so of […]

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Rage

Been injured lately so haven’t been running much, only about once a day, so there’s been nothing to update on this here site. I didn’t even run at all yesterday because it was raining and today my leg felt a lot better. Better than it has for a couple of weeks. Gilmour’s also coming back from […]

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Giving Up

Leg was sore as fuck on Monday but I ran 10k because I didn’t want to cycle three days in a row. I did the gentle 10k in quite a lot of pain the whole way but that was okay. I expected it to be sore. It’s always sore after a calf injury. I put the […]

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Superfly

If there’s one thing about me it’s that when I go running I look good. I’m not going to be wearing blue shorts with a green vest, you know? Why have I got running shoes in all the colours of the rainbow? So I can coordinate. Coordinate. A lot of runners in Jersey don’t seem […]

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The Long Walk

How many times have I done that walk over the years? Phew, gotta be coming up for 20 times. Maybe more. Maybe 30. That fucking walk, eyes down at the floor, occasionally glancing at my Garmin to make it look like I might just be resting between intervals. Not that anybody is looking at me. […]

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15 Kilometres

15 kilometres is not my favourite distance, 10 is. But today’s race was a 15k. I don’t make the rules. The weather was incredible. Best day of the year so far. I drove to West Park and Tom picked me up and we drove to the start at Big Vern’s. We were supposed to pick […]

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Head or Heart

So many  people over the years have struggled with that one. Whether to go with ones head or ones heart.  From Presidents to Pokemon trainers. Batmen to bin men. The turmoil they’ve faced trying to wrestle with that inner conundrum. Head or heart. Gilmour trains to his heart-rate and it’s been paying off for him. […]

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