Lockdown 2.0

Lockdown 2.0

  Tomorrow, England starts the second Covid-19 lockdown. This time it is for a period of four weeks, though it is possible that this may be extended.   What have you learned from the last lockdown?   What will you do differently?   What did you value from the opportunities …

Dr Dre Moving On

Looking back on my Rugby League days

  2003-2012 were years I will always remember fondly. These were my years of involvement in amateur rugby league, in Wolverhampton and also in Yorkshire.   In these times a lot of memories were made. I learned a lot about myself and from others. I increased my own skillset. I …

Inactivity gets us nowhere

Inactivity gets us nowhere

  Inactivity literally gets us nowhere. In a world that is fast-moving, where even moving slowly can see us moving backward, we really need to be on our game, and actively making progress. What’s he on about now? Well, let’s break this down into some examples…   If at work, …

End of an era

End of an era

  Sweatshop Running Community, Castleford Well, today saw the end of an era. In 2013, I started running regularly with lots of people who wore yellow. That yellow meant a lot.   Back then it meant community – making friends and lifelong memories. It meant togetherness – who remembers Altogether …

Be kind

Be kind

  As areas near to where we live get locked down locally, we all need to consider thinking differently, ensuring that kindness, consideration, thoughtfulness, and empathy rises to the surface and that we sideline blame, cynicism, sarcasm, hate talk, nastiness, and bitterness.   We may not like how life is …

A run in the park - David Park

A run in the park – David Park

  A run in the park I’ve just finished reading A Run In The Park by David Park. It’s a lovely short story about new friendships that begin as a group of strangers come together as they start their Couch To 5k journey.   It’s a great read and very …

Mental Health Awareness course

Mental Health Awareness course completed

Course completed Here is a recent tweet I shared earlier this week about the latest training that I have completed.   Mental Health awareness is something that we should all improve on as it can help us interact better with others and to be more understanding and empathetic as fellow …

CIMSPA membership

CIMSPA Membership

Coach Assistant Practitioner Member I am delighted to now be a Coach Assistant Practitioner Member of The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity Building on my background in rugby league coaching, I am taking my first steps into leadership in running.   I look forward to …