Videos

Running the Hillingdon Trail

This video was delayed by a couple of weeks because I went to Budapest, which got in the way of editing somewhat. But it didn’t get in the way of running as you’ll see in next week’s video.

For now you have to catch up on Week 5 of my marathon training when I do my longest run yet at 27km. Week 5 was a full week of marathon training: two 8.5km runs during the week, a climbing session, an outdoor gym session and a 27km long run at the weekend.

I’m getting in those miles for the marathon…

Running in Southwold

Hello! Week three video is finally done, it’s been a very busy week and I had a lot of footage from my trip to Southwold that I wanted to edit into a good video for week three of my Marathon training — so it took a bit longer to get this one ready than I had anticipated. But anyway, here it is!

Southwold is a beautiful town on the Suffolk coast with a beautiful harbour, disused railway line and miles of sandy beaches, marshes and meadows. It was a perfect place to run a long marathon training run and go for a cycle ride… even went for a dip in the sea!

During the week I took the running a bit easier than the first two weeks as I could feel my legs were not enjoying all the running as much. I gave my body a couple extra days to recover and it paid off on the weekend run.

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 freemusicarchive.org

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