Monthly Archives: March 2012

Guildford parkrun

This morning, I dragged my disintegrating carcase to Stoke Park for the relatively new Guildford parkrun #4. I have a theory that the only people who turn up for parkruns at half-eight are the (ever-wonderful) volunteers, parkrun first-timers and tourists.  Anyone … Continue reading

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I have consulted the oracle and can confirm that I have a severe case of sudden onset taperchondria. It was an easy diagnosis to make for I have all the classic symptoms. Dull ache in left hamstring: check Weird cramp … Continue reading

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Hastings Half Marathon

There are many aspects of marathon training that I have struggled to get my head around.  One of them is the “only a half marathon” concept. “How far are you running this weekend?” “Only a half marathon.  I’m tapering.” The … Continue reading

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Colwick parkrun

Last year, I invited myself to stay with a marvellous friend of mine so that I could take part in the very first parkrun at King’s Lynn where I met Jovial Gnome, a budding parkrun tourist who was very nearly on the most … Continue reading

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Memos to self

I came across an article on the BBC website today, entitled “Could you run a marathon without training?” It said: Typically, those signing up commit to long periods of meticulous planning, a careful diet and a regimented programme of progressively … Continue reading

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Worthing 20M Road Race

I entered the Worthing 20M Road Race pretty much on impulse.  I’d missed the deadline for on-line entries, but the website promised that there were plenty of spaces and on-the-day entries were welcome.  So on Saturday night, I mapped out … Continue reading

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Panic stations

My marathon training has not been going according to plan.  Actually, it would be closer to say that I have no plan.  I started with a loose one (club on Tuesday, club on Thursday, parkrun and long run at the … Continue reading

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