About Fun Run Robbie

Claude Butler

My Fun Run Robbie space on the web where I will share with you my adventures of Road and race cycling, Running and Art. Contact me at info@funrunrobbie.co.uk


Essential maintainance required before  returning to my daily commute after the holidays. Regreasing the bottom bracket. I broke one last year due to the grease dry

ing out!

And the old slimline FRR back in the late  70’s – Life on Mars photo shoot!!! Also reminded me of my pre pie eating days!!!


141 Responses

  1. Best website in the world, full of inspirational articles, great bikes and training tips…………good on you fun run robbie!

  2. About time you had your own site Robbie. Surely this will now just grow & grow. Good luck & let’s keep feeding it!
    “I’ll be back”. Pepe

  3. Fun Run
    Finally found the website -very impressive
    You seem to have become a world star.

    Its a far cry from those days when you were slogging around the roads near Hawick without any recognition


  4. I notice in one of your photos you have a mechanic helping sort out your bikes is he employed full time and what is his annual wage I need a mechanic to accompany me on a trip across Siberia commencing in February.

    • Yep he’s called Wee Jock and has been working at FRR Racing Team since 1995. Sadly he will not be able to assist you during your trip due to his prevoius commitments.

  5. Boy FRR you need to get into school early and watch me on GMTV as I help fight obesity with my new workout plan. Get back into shape that is an order or face the Headmasters cane!!!

  6. Fun run, like the photae o yow and Shuggie. Pity the Datsun wasnae the 180B SSS. Guid blog awe must look oot some auld snaps, unless ee cross ma palm wi silver!!!!!

    Keep up the guid work


  7. Re the photo of you and shug Hood.
    What does he have in the holdall?
    Have you just ransacked Wilton Church?
    That Datsun would never have done as a getaway car.

    Was the Mini being repaired after the crooklock calamity?


    • Shugs hood has his squash kik in the bag,propbably going to the high school, then to the number 10 for pints o heavy. Squash,golf.running cycling FRR was like daly thompson a multi talanted sportsman.

  8. Can’t remember squash as being part of your repetoire Fun Run Robbie……..and golf!! Are you deluding yourself………..Daly Thompson……..more like Dale Winton. Just of for a 30 miler to the wonderful village of Heckington, just warming the car up now!!

  9. FRR is correct.

    His sporting prowess was in main stream sports.
    Who can forget his legendary ‘wall of fame’ in Daltons.

    Dal on the other hand resorted to minority sports like Deer Hunting

  10. Now then Del I remember you had a great deal of success with “schoner racing” in the old days. I remember some of those big guys you used to train with, but a slip of a lad like yourself , with racing pedegree, certainly held his own!!

  11. Yes, Wing Commander I too deviated from main stream Athletics.
    But it was Premier League Schooner Racing, probably the toughest league in Europe at the time.

    I seem to remember that you to were an Area champion, pity it was Britain’s equivilant of Area 51-Lossiemouth.!!

  12. Don’t let those fishermen from up North hear you say that! I was going to say they race with Whisky but I recall you were also quite handy with the “Skipper Jacks!!”

  13. I hear that the weather in the South was too severe today for some to go to work today. Never mind, here’s a suggestion for our softie neighbours (north of the border) to watch at home while others are hard at work…


    ..no offence intended mi amigo!

  14. You should stick to selling “fabada” and “tit cheese”, anyway your not so hard as you did not bike into work today, too slippery for the honda vfr?

  15. I have been informed that Scouse Pepe would do anything rather than miss out on scamming the odd peseta or too from the unsuspecting british public. However as it is the Southern Softies he is releaving of their bish Bosh good on him and I agree only a fool would take a bike out in these conditions, bikes should only be used above 23 degrees

  16. Oh dear, oh dear, another few snowflakes overnight & some of our good old British teachers have stayed under their duvets again this morning.
    No snowmen to make this time though cos it’s all turned to rain, ha ha ha!
    Never mind, here’s a suggestion from my good ole cheeky chappy mate for all those teachers bored at home today…


  17. My duvet came off but my efforts to get to school were wasted when the kids where cruelly turned away……….there was tears in their eyes poor things! Just think there are now over 120 children at home diappointed because they have missed Mr Barker’s maths lessons……….hopefully they will get over it………in time!!

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  20. Hello !!!! 😉
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  22. ps. just read Piter Kokoniz’s comment from April & I think he’s still waiting for you answer his question!

    He wants to know whether or not this blog is your hobby.

    …honestly, a fan writes to you from Latvia & you keep him hanging on for 3½ months before replying! Sounds to me like this thing’s getting out of hand & you’ll be needing a manager / public relations officer.

  23. Great site…keep up the good work.

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  25. Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will come back again – taking your feeds too now, Thanks.

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  27. Im sure many of you are like me and one of the first things you do in the morning is head here and check out the new post. Along with seeing the new posts, I’m also always checking out the blog roll rss feed and watching them grow, or shrink sometimes. In one of my past …but all in all excellent site. Keep it up!

  28. Just wanted to drop you a line to say, I enjoy reading your site. I thought about starting a blog myself but don’t have the time.
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  29. hello mate
    Nice little spot on the web ,hope you and yours are all ok
    ps good tips on here
    X bruv in law

  30. Hey very nice blog!!….I’m an instant fan, I have bookmarked you and I’ll be checking back on a regular….See ya 🙂
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  31. Hi Robbie, This is Anne back in Hawick. This is a fantastic site Robbie, am really impressed.
    Your old Golfing friend John in Denholm is asking for you so now you’ll be able to discuss cycling when you meet up in June.

  32. Just send it to me, Fun Run & I’ll forward it to Ann – no problema.

    Having just come back from romantic break in Paris with lovely señora, Mrs Scouse Pepa, I need the cash to start planning my next vacaciones.

    Hasta pronto amigo,
    Scouse Pepe

  33. Dear Fun Run Robbie
    While building my Señora’s stud construction fireplace today, I remembered your woodworking expertise back when you were a wee lad & wondered whether you would approve my sealing the noggins with “No More Nails” (in addition to 4″ oval nails) in order to acheive a stronger structure?
    Scouse Pepe

  34. DIY is also for us bandidos so we can hide our secret stolen gold behind our stud fireplaces so no-one finds out about it.


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  37. Hi Stewart,
    Just a reminder about the Reunion. Remember it is on June 19th at Spinners Restaurant – formally called Tregus in Hawick. Spinners Restaurant can be found behind the playpark in Weensland Rd in Hawick. Start 7.30pm.
    C u there. Anne

    • Hi Stewart,
      You missed a fantastic time on Saturday night. We had a brilliant time. Wish you could have been there, but keep in touch. Anne

  38. What a wonderful blog that is filled with very smart people.

    • Hi FRR

      Just wondering whether you’d be joining your fellow countrymen in taking the time to congratulate the American & English football teams on reaching the knockout stage of the World Cup in South Africa.
      A short time ago, they finished 1st & 2nd in their group.

      I for one will be toasting this latest victory with the lovely Mrs Scouse Pepa & Scouse Felipe while enjoying our tortilla de gambas this evening. Olé.

      Scouse Pepe

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