A running blog from an Ordinary Runner

This running blog is for the Ordinary Runner.

We’re never at the front of the race. And we don’t care.

That’s not where we belong.



  1. With no special or distinctive features; normal.
  2. Not interesting or exceptional; commonplace.



  1. A person that runs, especially in a specified way.
  2. A person who runs competitively as a sport or as a hobby.

That’s me. An Ordinary Runner.

A person who runs in a specified way. That way being neither interesting nor exceptional.

There are many runners nowadays. We’re commonplace. And many of us are ordinary.

That’s who this running blog is for. All of you out there who, like me, are Ordinary Runners.

Occasionally, as an Ordinary Runner, we’re competitive. Sometimes our running might even be described as sport.

Mostly, though, we just do it for ourselves. We do it for our mental and physical health. We do it for freedom and we do it for escape.

Or, we do it because we once did a parkrun and we were given a time. Now we must keep doing parkruns and we must keep improving that time. Even if we’re a bit older and our legs are much achier.

There are many questions about running. What gear to buy. How to train for races. What you should eat before and after a run. Is running actually bad for your knees?

While I don’t have all the answers, I’ve been running long enough to learn some stuff. Besides, what I don’t know, I’m always happy to find out.

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And that’s what this running blog is about. An Ordinary Runner, who runs a few times a week, waffling about running.

So, Ordinary Runners, please join me. You can ask questions, offer comments or suggest ways to make my training schedule overly complicated.

Or you can just read my rambles and be grateful that you can continue with your ordinary running, safe in the knowledge that I’m doing the stupid stuff on your behalf.

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it.

Image Credits

“runner” (behind logo): Image by 272447 from Pixabay

“Only the brave venture out during a July heatwave – fitness first” (behind Contact link): Charlie Egan

“marathon” (behind Blog link): Image by SAM7682 from Pixabay