Monthly Archives: August 2011

Of pride and falls

After three weeks of going to running club, doing my long runs and basically sticking to my training plan, I thought I had the whole motivation thing licked. Silly me. I should have known better. For tonight, running club was … Continue reading

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Nomadic parkrunners’ meet and greet

Today, in North London, a new parkrun was born.  For nomadic parkrunners, new parkruns hold a certain charm.  For starters, they’re new, so by definition will add to the all-important parkrun tally.  But they also increase the chances of crossing paths with … Continue reading

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Bushy parkrun

I decided against Crystal Palace in the end, and opted for Bushy, the original and the largest of the parkruns. It has a lot to recommend it.  It’s one lap, it’s flat, and it has a long, straight, wide start … Continue reading

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Is this a record?

I’m contemplating Crystal Palace parkrun tomorrow.  Looking at last week’s results, I think it’s safe to say that I won’t win… …despite my fartlek and hill sessions this week 😉

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Bromley parkfun (sic)

This morning, I headed to Bromley to meet zoecakes for her first parkrun.  We both arrived stupidly early, which gave us the chance to chat beforehand, both to each other and to a couple of other first-timers. As my last three … Continue reading

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A hill run for Paula

Janathoners among you may have followed Paula Butler (Paulapedia runs riot).  I met her at the post-Janathon picnic and kept in touch via facebook.  Tragically, she died suddenly on Monday while out running, and following fitartist‘s suggestion, I am dedicating this … Continue reading

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Running club

On Sunday, my training plan called for a long run.  It has called for a long run for each of the last three weekends, but I have ignored it.  However, with Windsor a mere seven weeks away (eeek!) I could … Continue reading

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Hackney Marshes parkrun

I’m back from Canada.  Actually, I’ve been back for a while, but jetlag kicked in and the last three days have largely consisted of dozing on the sofa. Last Saturday was my first parkrun miss since I found out about … Continue reading

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