Author Archives: Dan Paton

Farewell to a 2022 season of (mostly) road running….Part Four…The Finale

Final two months of a long race year In the first 10 months of the year, if you include parkruns (which I’d ran at race pace), I’d ran 48 races. That’s over one per week! They’d been of varying distance and terrain, which had really helped me stay ‘sharp’ for the big events.  I’m not […]

Farewell to a 2022 season of (mostly) road running….Part THREE…

Recap… In my 2022 review parts one (here) and two (here), I’d took you through my gradual progression in the first half of the year – getting stronger, fitter and increasing my endurance levels. In May, I’d belted out a couple of trail races, ran a 10km PB, survived a very testing long training weekend […]

Farewell to a 2022 season of (mostly) road running….Part Two…

Recap from part one… In my last post here, I told you how 2021 had gone and of my fitness levels entering the new year. I had a few major mazza’s lined up, some time-related targets, I’d joined a running club (Blackburn Road Runners) – most of all I wanted to get more miles in […]

Farewell to a 2022 season of (mostly) road running….Part One….

End of the 2022 road running season For many people the autumn big races see the end of their running ‘season’ (if such a thing really exists for non-elite runners…). Whilst we all have a few November and December races lined up, the winter is all about getting a good block of tough training in […]

REVIEW: Notch – The Mark of Achievement

Who doesn’t love a bit of bling at the end of a running event? That satisfaction you get being handed your medal (sometimes whilst almost being sick…), confirmation you’ve achieved the completion of a tough run. Most of them then get chucked in a cupboard, box, drawer, hung up somewhere – to be admired now […]

Dan Dan the (now) Beardless Man & The Sophie Rocks 2019 Challenge Finale….

Hi all! Hope you and your families are all well in these crazy pandemic times!  In my last blog I’d given an update on the Sophie Rocks 2019 fundraising challenge (covering Jan-Sept 2019), with a wee promo video (watch it again via my previous post here) to persuade people to vote for me (I was […]

L&Gs ‘Charity Fundraiser of the Year 2019’? Vote for TRBs Dan Paton (& Sophie Rocks)!

Hey guys, As most of you know, last year Dan took on a challenge of epic (entitled ‘Sophie Rocks 2019’) proportions to try and raise funds for Rebecca House Children’s Hospice in memory of Sophie Moolman. His old work colleagues at Legal & General were kind enough to nominate him for the ‘Charity Fundraiser of […]

Sophie Rocks 2019! An epic challenge to raise funds for Rebecca House

After a productive 2018 which saw me break all my distance PBs from 1-mile through to marathon, I sat with my wife over the Christmas period and we discussed a 2019 challenge that would really push me.  One that wasn’t about me, wasn’t about time but about distance, and one (most importantly) that would raise […]

2017 an epic running year for dan dan the marathon man

2017 has been an epic running year – read my blog for descriptions of the popular races I’ve completed, comments on each, with recommendations and some handy tips that may come in useful…