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Camp Bastion 5K Midnight Pedro Run

September 29th, 2012



Just completed the Bastion 5K Midnight Pedro Run. Bit of a manic course this as there is about 600+ people running round a Pedro landing pad thats about 1K in total (5 Laps). Makes getting past people the first couple of K’s a bit difficult.

First time ive taken my GPS watch out for a spin. Unfortunately i cant put up the map of the route but above is the run data. Not a brilliant time as i am still getting over man flu, but hey, its for charity so its a good cause….. and you get a TShirt for doing the run

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Nike + GPS Sports Watch

August 28th, 2012


Just got my new Nike+ GPS watch delivered so i can map and time some more runs 😀

Afghan Gym Workout

August 28th, 2012


Well on the ocassions that we get downtime here……. there is not a great deal to do. I mean the days are long but its not exactly like we can go down the pub after for a few beers. So all there is to do is hit the gym and get on #OPMassive or sleep

Came up with the below training program with a few mates while over in Camp Bastion. Been on it for a couple of moths and already noticing some benifits


Day & Group


  • Dumbell Press
  • Flys
  • Decline
  • Close Arm Press
  • Abs Routine



  •  Kick Backs
  • Lat Pull Down, Straight arm
  • Seated Row
  • Deadlifts or Romanian Deadlifts
  • Abs Routine



  •  Shoulder Press
  • Upright Row
  • Deltoid Raise
  • Standing Fly’s
  • Bounce Press
  • Abs Routine



  •  Bench Press
  • Incline
  • Close Arm Press
  • Flys
  • Decline
  • Abs Routine



  •  Cable Curl
  • 21’s
  • Hammer Curl with rope
  • Seated Curls
  • Abs Routine



  •  Overhead Tricep Extensions
  • 21’s
  • Rope extension pull downs
  • Skull Crusher Superset
  • Tri Kickbacks
  • Abs Routine


Abs Routine

1 x Set done every day

  •  Weighted Situps
  • Weighted Leg Raises
  • Oblique Crunches



Malvern Hills

July 24th, 2011



Spent today trekking across the Malvern Hills in Worcester. Been a long time since i have been over this route. We  only did about 11Km in total but the views made a nice change from the normal concrete city views i get from my window.

We started at British Camp, Herefordshire Beacon – Over Black Hill, Pinnacle Hill, Jumblee Hill and Perseverance Hill  before making our way back to British Camp




Everyone made it to the top and we were carrying a bit of weight too so good effort by all , actually really enjoyed it so hope to get some similar things done during my own time. Was quite a nice area so would quite like to go back and see some of the other routes and check out the local pubs      😉


Birmingham Half Marathon

October 13th, 2009



Birmingham Half Marathon Nike+ Stats


Took Part in the Birmingham Half Marathon a couple of days ago.  First time running 13 miles, well without any weight strapped to my back anyway 😉 So was originally planning to use this as a bench mark. My target was to do it in just under 2 hours. my actual time was 2hrs 0mins 52sec … so not far off


Above shows the place that i came, 3428th – which isnt too bad considering that close to 10000 people took part



Birmingham Half Marathon

July 21st, 2009

I have signed up for the Birmingahm Half Marathon this week, in order to start running. 13 miles so thats not too bad 😉 …. Just as it turns out i couldnt say no to peer pressure

Went runing last night too and found a nice route along Birmingham Canal

In order to track my progress i have been using my Nike+ kit. Eventually once i have completed my run i will use my Nike+ in order to upload my time

Below is my Profile on Nike+

Below is my running information that i have recorded with Nike +

My Last 5 Runs

…. So keep watching this space for more on my trainning 😀