Tag Archives: running

Daddy I love this!

What with all my research into barefooting and minimal shoes, it’s bothered me that many of the shoes that Oscar wears are kind of clunky and inflexible, or have a heel. We know about Soft Star Shoes in the US, but there isn’t anywhere in the UK that does anything like that for adults that… Read More »

All runners are worthy of respect

Harry, over at Barefoot Ted’s mailing list has written a great post about the marathon. He makes a very valid point. I am pretty sure that I could just about stagger through a marathon right now. It might take me 8 hours, and calling it running might be debatable, but I have covered over 26.2 miles… Read More »

Halloween 5K Nite Run

http://www.halloween5niterun.co.uk/ A lot of fun, I feel comfortable that I’ve set a low PR with my first ever timed 5K. It was dark, muddy and slippery for a lot of the course, and parts were narrow which made it difficult to pass people when I wanted to. I started right at the very back, because… Read More »

Grok Runs Barefoot

Today I ran a 5K “Fun Run” organised by Microsoft on the business park I work on. The event was in aid of the NSPCC. I’d heard there was a prize for best costume, and I figured a caveman costume gave me a good excuse to run it barefoot. I didn’t win the best costume… Read More »

First Barefoot “race”

In a short while, I’m running the Sport Relief Mile in Caversham. I’m running 3 miles, barefoot. We’ll see how that turns out 🙂 If you’d like to sponsor me: http://www.mysportrelief.com/joewrigley

First Barefoot Run

I have continued to run a few times in my wetsuit boots and felt, on the whole, pretty good about it. I have still kept it very short (400 to 800m) and worked on form. A couple of times doing two circuits of http://www.favoriterun.com/298785 and a couple of times while at my parents doing two… Read More »

Catch Up and running

It has been a while. We have been very busy with “life”. Things in the pipeline, Oscar, Holly’s new baby and Christmas. In the odd moments that I have had spare (or pretended were spare), I have been reading about barefoot running. I used to be able to run reasonably well, with little preparation. However,… Read More »