Ok, i’m back – honestly

30 01 2011

After a couple of false starts i’m now back in to proper training mode. The podcast has been on ice for a while but there are 2 episodes in the can that didn’t get released during last summer so I might try and get them posted up soon and start a new run of podcasts soonish. It’s pointless me trying to stick to a schedule so they’ll be posted whenever but just thought i’d post to let you know i’m still here.

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World Wide Festival of Races

10 10 2010

I’m back !

After a couple of months off, I thought the WWFOR would be a good way to kick off my training again.

The main reason I haven’t been running is that my hips were quite sore after dancing with my 10 year old son on my shoulders at a party at the start of September. I’m definitely getting too old for that type of reckless behaviour.

Any way, it really did set me back and I wanted to feel fully recovered before kicking off my training again. So I went for the kick the couch 5k which I did in 29:45. It was one of my usual local routes – not an organised race – but it made me realise what i’ve been missing this last few months.

I’m planning to do the Belfast Marathon again in May with my friends Oliver and Adrian so its time to get the weekly mileage up again if  i’m going to push that 4 hr mark.

Anyway well done to everyone who took part in the WWFOR this weekend and its good to be back





Its been a while.

1 07 2010

Haven’t posted in a while, mainly because I haven’t had a computer. But my daughters lap top has now been fixed so hopefully i’ll start posting more regularly and maybe get another podcast posted up – but i think my subscription at podbean may have expired so i’ll have to check that out.

I’m still out running 2 or 3 times a week but summer is always a busy time for me with the show which can be quite exhausting so i’m not getting in as many miles as i’d like. I’m going to the Isle of Man at the end of July for a show so i’m looking forward to doing a bit of running there.

Just realised that I didn’t even post a race report for the marathon here – I did one on Daily Mile so I’ll post date a post here with that on I think. I wonder if there is a way I can get Daily Mile to update posts here directly ?

I had a bad weekend technology wise with my phone and i-pod touch packing in at the same time ! Some people would see that as a sign to go out and buy the new i-phone but i’m skint so i’m currently using an old pink phone of my daughters and went out and spent £25 on a second hand i-pod shuffle to listen to podcasts on, which I quite like actually.

Cant afford to get the touch fixed at the moment as the price of getting it fixed is nearly the same as getting a new one so i might wait and see if they bring a new one out that has some of the functions of the new i-phone.

Anyway, that’ll do for now.





Lagan Runner Podcast #24

2 05 2010

Here is the second part of the Concern interview with Sonia O’Sullivan.

It’s now less than 24 hours till the marathon and i’m hoping to tweet my progress so if you want to follow me you can do @bobbobbins

I’ve decided to join the 4 hour pace group so hopefully i’ll beat last years time, even if I don’t crack the 4 hours.

it’s still not too late to sponsor me at http://www.justgiving.com/lagan-runner

Listen to this episode





Lagan Runner Podcast #23

27 04 2010

At last podcast #23 is up which is mainly a recording of an event organised by Concern in conversation with Sonia O’Sullivan.

I’ve been having a lot of tech problems recently – the main one being that my main computer with all my audio stuff on has died so i’ve had to use my wife’s netbook.

Anyway, I was glad to get this podcast up at last. Part 2 should follow later in the week.

Listen to this episode





Runcast TV – Training Run with Sonia O’Sullivan

16 04 2010

Been having a few computer problems recently – to the point where I was tempted to just go out and but a new imac (but i didnt). Anyway had to use another computer to get this edited and it looks like the podcast may have to wait a while longer as the files are stuck on the broken computer.





Hi again

9 04 2010

Wow, can’t believe its been over a month since my last post.  The marathon is only 3 weeks away now and I have my longest training run – 22 miles –  this weekend.

I was a bit under the weather for most of March and my mileage suffered a bit but I still managed to do most of my long runs. I’m feeling much better now and am getting my motivation going again.

Tonight I went to a talk by famous Irish runner Sonia O’Sullivan, as part of Concern’s events for runners who are raising funds for them. They were kind enough to let me record it so hopefully I will get it out as a podcast in the next couple of weeks.