Monthly Archives: April 2012

Chipping away

I realise that chasing down my 3,700 excal deficit in four days will be basically undoable, but I thought I’d give it my best shot by taking the scenic route home. April 27 Chocolate in: nil Cycling out: 17 miles = 850 excal Viceathon … Continue reading

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Viceathon update

It’s all going a little the way of the pear on the viceathon front.  The week after my marathon (had I mentioned that I’d run a marathon?) was very quiet.  No chocolate, no exercise, no calculation required. Saturday was parkrun … Continue reading

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Inverness and Dulwich parkruns

Not, I hasten to add, on the same day! Inverness was last week.  I didn’t travel all the way to the highlands of Scotland just to do a parkrun.  That would be madness.  Instead, I spent ridiculous amounts of money … Continue reading

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Lochaber marathon

The VLM London Marathon is on Sunday.  Like a lot of runners, I entered the ballot for it in April last year, but when the ballot places were allocated in October, I wasn’t among the lucky ones. During the six-month … Continue reading

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I am a marathoner

At 5 hours and 10 minutes, not the fastest one that you will ever meet, but a marathoner never-the-less. But I’m getting ahead of myself.  When last we met, Easter had been and gone and I was (1,150) excal in … Continue reading

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Easter Eggs and @EalingHalf

Earlier today, @EalingHalf tweeted: Did you know – one chocolate Easter egg (shell) is the calorie equivalent of a 2 hour half marathon. But is it?  How big is the Easter Egg?  Is it milk or dark chocolate?  Which is … Continue reading

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Going home

My first parkrun was at Wimbledon parkrun, on 8 January 2011. I lost a hotly contested (in my mind at least) battle for 198th place, finishing 199th. My second parkrun was at Wimbledon parkrun, on 15 January 2011, where I … Continue reading

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