Category Archive: Running

Oct 16

Another Medoc Trail Race Under the Belt

At the end of the 10 mile Medoc Trail Race...Mr Medoc and Me

This past weekend I ran my FAVORITE race in Hollister, North Carolina – The Medoc 10 Mile Trail Race. It was a trail race, the first time I had run 10 miles on a trail since I blew out my ankle (see this!) and  joy to run. This race is the best organized race of …

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Sep 03

Come and join the Hallowed Half Marathon and Find Tom and Mitch

This year will see us host Wake Forest’s first Hallowed Half half marathon and 10k race. It is hosted by my wife as Race Director (Sharon Williams) and it should be a lot of fun. Especially if you want to help to find out what happened to Tom and Mitch. What happened? See this movie…. …

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Mar 19

When Tony Started to Get His Groove Back Thanks to OPTA Wake Forest!


When my running career came to a crashing end right at the end of 2011 (December 30th to be precise!) I ended up with quite the injury (see attractive photo here). Seven weeks later I was making very little progress in terms of running…i could walk but the slightest attempt at speeding up was painful, …

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Jan 01

Day Three after an ankle sprain while Trail Running

It’s day three since I sprained my ankle on a 12 mile trail run. I’ve been rigorously following the advice of rest, ice, compression and elevation, commonly known as RICE. For sure the elevation is helping as when I don’t elevate for a couple of hours my foot swells up. The icing has been every …

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Dec 30

Trail Running and a Sprained Ankle

My Left Foot after a trail run

December 30th and all set for a 12 mile run with Matt Ferris on the Mountains-to-Sea trail around Falls Lake near Raleigh. It was a drop off at one end and running to the other. The temperature was 39F and it was warming quickly. A GREAT day for a trail run. Leaves were on the …

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Dec 28

Do runners calf sleeves and compression socks really work

For Xmas one of our sons bought me a pair of compression socks. They are now all the rage sold by many stores, worn by women in many special colors and patterns and by men generally in white or black. I have been wearing calf sleeves for well over a year (purchased for a great …

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Dec 24

NikePlus, EndoMondo and the inaccuracies of GPS devices for tracking mileage?

I run on trails, I run on roads (but prefer trails!) and I run in various countries. I choose not, as yet, to track my heart rate while running roads, but do have a heart strap for running on the treadmill. I like to track my mileage when I run and presently use the Nike+ app on the iPhone as it …

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