The Wedding ParkRun

That is NOT me and Mrs W in the photo!
This is the story of how and why I did a 5k on my wedding day…and there is a video…

Olympic Challenge #1: Weightlifting @ Washington Olympic

So here we go! Click on my video to see how my first challenge went down.   Never done weightlifting before so it seemed like a good place to start to embarrass myself. The club has started offering Olympic weightlifting relatively recently as an addition to their excellent CrossFit programme that I saw the tail…

#WSW2016

This may well have passed some of you by but we have just come to the end of Women’s Sport Week. I must admit I wasn’t aware of this phenomenon from the years 1985 to 2015 but my Twitter feed and television was suddenly chock full of it in 2016. I don’t know whether this…

Challenge #1: Weightlifting, featuring Team GB’s Sonny Webster!

  My first challenge is approaching quickly, I have been in touch with the Washington Olympic weightlifting club and agreed to go down for a session, hopefully on Sunday this week. I will post next week with a review and hopefully some video footage of my attempts at¬†Olympic Weightlifting! However, before I took the plunge…

The mythical March 23rd

The future Mrs Watson and I had the¬†first scan of our child last week and so we got given a due date…March 22nd, 2017. I couldn’t decide whether I was excited or slightly disappointed. I was hoping for March 23rd. In fact I said to my wonderful life partner, “You’ll just have to cross your…

Why Why Why…Mo Farah?

As Mo Farah won his third consecutive Great North Run this weekend I was considering what has made thousands and thousands of people run 13.1 miles. Even for Mo, I’m sure that his primary concern wasn’t the monetary gain or even the glory (though his will to win made this almost obligatory), it is my…