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February Training Stats

February Training Stats

February seemed to come and go in an instant. Granted 28-days opposed to 30 or 31, but it certainly flew by!It’s been a particularly successful mo...

Running To Me.

Running To Me.

A few thoughts on running.

Reflections. ❄️

Reflections. ❄️

The last couple of days have been so much fun, running the snow dusted trails.The conditions heighten ones senses - the wind chill on the cheeks, t...

MH1 Interview : The Smilinggg Story

MH1 Interview : The Smilinggg Story

The Smilinggg Story 😊📖 Recently I sat down with Graeme Hinde, founder of MH1; the mental health movement for the U.K. fitness industry.I shared wi...

January Training Stats

January Training Stats

As I’m sure you’re aware if you’ve been with me on this Smilinggg journey for a while, that my annual Smilinggg fundraiser for Samaritans Charity ...

The First Step is the Hardest ...

The First Step is the Hardest ...

24,000 sodden steps later, and guess which step proved the hardest to take?

Don’t Quit on the Hill

Don’t Quit on the Hill

Don’t quit on the hill. ⛰ The hill could represent all sorts. We all have our own hills in life. During 24-Hours of Smilinggg in December, the hil...

REFLECTIONS : 24 Hours of Smilinggg

REFLECTIONS : 24 Hours of Smilinggg

Hours 1 - 6 ‘Surely it shouldn’t feel this hard, so soon?’ My thought concerned me as I climbed the last of the 101 steps for the first time short...

24 Hours of Smilinggg COMPLETE

24 Hours of Smilinggg COMPLETE

24-hours, 76 miles and 18,129 ft of elevation gain later and this year’s Samaritans fundraiser is a wrap!!The relief that came over me as I naviga...

ONE DAY AWAY: 24 Hours of Smilinggg

ONE DAY AWAY: 24 Hours of Smilinggg

So here we go. Rather in keeping with 2020, the build up to this year’s Samaritans fundraiser has been somewhat disjointed. The temporary setback ...

24 Hours of Smilinggg Course Run Through

24 Hours of Smilinggg Course Run Through

I invite you to join me as we navigate a loop of the .43 mile woodland trail course for 24 Hours of #Smilinggg Challenge in aid of Samaritans which...

ANNOUNCEMENT : 24-Hours of Smilinggg

ANNOUNCEMENT : 24-Hours of Smilinggg

I’m delighted to report that I’ve been back running pain-free for a few weeks now, and it’s time I turn my attention to honouring this year’s Sama...