Monthly Archives: May 2011

The nicest runners you’ve never met.

The BUPA London 10k took place today, attended by many j*athoners, including: fairweatherrunner shazruns helsbels runorgocrazy fortnightflo oldbagrunning/plustenner and yours truly, who ran it in an hour and five minutes.  Without the support of these (and many other Janathoners), I … Continue reading

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Running with Ron Hill

When I ran the Bedfont Lakes parkrun back in February, I got talking to a parkrunner called Ron Hill (no, not the Ron Hill) who had decided to spice up his journey to his 100th parkrun by trying out new … Continue reading

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Where have my words gone?

If they aren’t back soon, I’m scuppered, for Juneathon is only six sleeps away.

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Wanstead Flats parkrun

The lure of a brand new parkrun for the second week in a row proved too strong to resist, and this morning saw me driving across London to Wanstead Flats parkrun. If Wanstead Flats were a diy product, it would … Continue reading

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Running out of excuses

I didn’t run on Monday.  I meant to.  I took my kit to the office so I could run home.  And then I remembered that I was going to see Uncaged Monkeys at the Hammersmith Apollo.  Rats. I didn’t run … Continue reading

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Run, bike, swim

Just not all on one day. You may remember that I rashly said that I would do three structured runs each week as part of my training for Bupa London 10k which is coming up far, far too soon. The … Continue reading

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I’ve just signed up for a 2.25mile swim in the Thames in July.  What was I thinking?

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Black Park parkrun

Wow!  One lap.  Wide paths.  Woodland.  A perfect parkrun for lud-runners everywhere.  Or at least those who are within spitting distance of Slough. A word of warning though.  Take shrapnel and plenty of it.  The carpark is pay and display and … Continue reading

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Playing with gears

One of the odd things about chirunning is that you aim to keep your footfall steady irrespective of speed.  So whether you’re running at an easy warm up pace or an all out run, you aim to run at (in … Continue reading

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After having the best part of two weeks off from running, I was beginning to panic about my 10km in 4 weeks time.  I’ve noticed over the last month or so that I haven’t been timing my parkruns very well.  … Continue reading

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