Positive and wishful thinking

There’s often talk about developing a positive, optimistic approach yet many runners don’t. Here I try and sift between optimism, pessimism, realism, wishful and positive thinking.

The Learning Process

As a coach it’s easy to forget what it’s like to know little-to-nothing or be low on skills. It’s always useful to get a reminder of how learning is a cumulative process taking places across the weeks.

Review of the year – 2021

Always good to take a bird’s eye view of the year in retrospect and pick out what’s been going on. For me, this has mostly been a year of improving my endurance to support harder training next year.


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About Me

Hi, I’m Hugh – coach at Big Red Running. I’ve been running seriously since I turned 40 but first raced in the 1990s. Before that I spent my teenage years getting lost orienteering in forests and moorland in the depths of winter!