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Monday Morning Motivation – London to Holyhead 1964

Finish of London to Holyhead race

53 years ago, people were getting up to incredible feats. This short documentary shows the longest unpaced single day classic cycling race. It took place in 1964 (not 1962 as the caption says). The incredible cyclists pedalled all of the way from London to Holyhead! Does that inspire you to Read more…


A slow start to January

first Soton parkrun of 2015

I went out for my first run since I had laser eye surgery yesterday. I’ve been desperate to go out for a run. I didn’t want to push too hard and was looking to have a social run, but I didn’t see anyone I knew who was going to be Read more…


“There is no off-season, there is only an IMPROVEMENT season”.

…or so says triathlete Courtney Pullman’s coach (http://www.powertap.com/blogs/news/8941821-an-interview-with-triathlete-courtney-pollman) which seems like a really good mantra to live by. One of my cycling friends shared this on Facebook today and it made me laugh out loud: http://www.ilovebicycling.com/cycling-jokes-what-cyclists-say-and-what-they-mean/ I could especially relate to: “Hold on, there’s something wrong with my bike.” Let’s Read more…