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Bristol Running Tour

Week two of my marathon training is complete. This week I went for two runs at lunchtime which went really well and felt much better than the run home from work last week. I also did my interval training around an actual running track that I found in a local park.

For the long weekend run I was in Bristol so took the opportunity to run around the harbour and over Clifton Suspension Bridge. It was a great tour of Bristol, but perhaps with a few more hills than I would have liked!

I’m going to run a marathon

In an drastic attempt to have something to vlog about I’ve signed up for a marathon. The furthest I’ve ever run is 18km (11 miles). Now I have 4 months to get my body ready…

I’m vlogging the training process to exercise my editing skills whilst exercising my body. Also because this way I can talk about running to a camera without talking everyone’s ear off about it. Watch it if you want to know how I’m getting on, or don’t and just take my word for it that I’m smashing it and everything is going to be fine.

In the first video I get proper running shoes, fail at interval running and try out an innovative solution to holding a water bottle using a sock.

Vlog #004: Ladybower Reservoir

I recently got a drone to spice up my videos and I’ve been practising flying it for a few weeks now. There’s still a lot that I have to learn, but I thought this footage from Ladybower reservoir at the weekend was too gorgeous not to share.

My sister, niece, nephew and I made best use of the early spring weather and ventured into the Peak District for a stroll. The Upper Derwent Valley is a beautiful spot to explore, even if the sun wasn’t out on the day we went.

Over time I hope to get more confident with the drone to fly it closer to things, and get more stable sweeping shots, but it’s all a very fun learning curve so far!

For anyone interested, the drone is a DJI Mavic Pro, and this film is shot at 2.7K resolution and 24 frames per second.

Vlog #003: Steam Trains

Another different style for the third vlog. I’ve tried to create a short ‘ode to’ style video that hopefully shows the beauty of steam trains from a visit Emily and I took on the Severn Valley Railway over Christmas.

I’ve already been filming for the next vlog, so hopefully it won’t be more than a month before the next one of these. I hope you’re enjoying them so far as much as I’m enjoying making them.

The music is from Sergey Cheremisinov, a track titled “Train” from the album Charms, with some editing changes made by me. Find out more at

Vlog #002: Cocktails

It’s been longer than I, or anyone else, expected… but here is my second vlog. Deliberately very different from the first so I can see what style I prefer. I expect eventually it will be a mix of the two.

Expect the next one in the new year. Merry Christmas all x