Firstly apologies for going missing for a while, it’s been some time since I’ve written, life gets busy with a family, career and passion for running, it has been playing on my mind to update my blog but when time is short you just have to prioritise. Anyway I’m here Continue Reading….
gobeyondsport.co.uk/ A big step up in distance for me, having only ran marathon distance (26.2 miles) once I wanted to push myself further and run an ultra marathon (an ultra is any race longer than 26.2 miles. For my first attempt I decided to enter the Go Beyond ‘Shires and Continue Reading….
This was to be my first marathon, training was going great and I had got up to 20 miles, then just 3 weeks before the event disaster struck and I ended up on crutches due to a bad case of bursitis in my right heel, the pain was immense and Continue Reading….
So…..last month I had the operation on my shoulder, it went great, I was running again within a week and it was going oh so well but now I sit here with bursitis in my heel and a marathon booked in just 10 days! At the start of March after Continue Reading….
I was recently asked to write a guest blog for Run Mummy Run, if you would like to read it you can do so here; https://www.runmummyrun.co.uk/articles-features/running-from-the-black-dog-how-running-helped-my-depression
I can’t believe it’s the 1st of March tomorrow as I type this, this year is flying, let’s hope as the sun starts to shine, those summer smells of fresh cut grass fill the air and the days get longer that the world slows down just a little. This month Continue Reading….
Wow..that month flew by and what a month it has been! As you may know the last part of 2019 wasn’t great for me as I had a bit of a breakdown due to life and work stresses that put me under a dark cloud and I suffered with anxiety Continue Reading….
Welcome to my first blog. So, hopefully you’ve read my introduction (https://runningfromtheblackdog.com/an-introduction), about the journey I’m on, how 2018 was a great year running wise and how it finished poorly due to a bout of depression. This year it’s all about ‘going long’, I’m now in training for my first Continue Reading….
Hi, I’m Gavin Simpson, it’s January 2019 and I’m a 42 year old wannabe athlete, with a steadily reducing set of spare tyres.