Monthly Archives: September 2012

Ealing Half Marathon

Last year, I ran Windsor and Royal Parks half marathons and enjoyed them both, but for different reasons.  This year, they clashed, and rather than play favourites I leapt on fairweather runner’s suggestion of Ealing Half Marathon number one. Good … Continue reading

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Finsbury parkrun

An OU dayschool in Central London meant a return to Finsbury parkrun on Saturday.  The only other time I’ve been was back in March 2011, when I met fortnight flo and shazruns for the first time. The course is unchanged.  … Continue reading

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Wet, cold, lost, lacerated, but happy.

It looked good on paper.  A 16 mile loop taking in bits of three of the Bromley Circular Walks.  The profiles looked relatively benign, the bumph promised clear waymarking and it was within the M25.  What could possibly go wrong? … Continue reading

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Burgess parkrun

One of the lovely things about parkrun is discovering parks that you never knew existed.  When I think of Elephant and Castle, I picture the roundabout, but only a hop, skip and a jump away is Burgess Park, now host … Continue reading

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Orpington parkrun

I confess.  When I looked at the course map, my heart sank.  Three laps around a playing field.  Not really my cup of tea. Turns out, it’s also not really an accurate assessment of the course.  Yes, part of the course … Continue reading

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Logging overload

Motivating myself to run can be hard enough, but the subsequent logging malarkey is simply ridiculous. It started off quite simply.  After each run, I would log onto running free and record my activity. Then I got a smartphone with a … Continue reading

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Not quite a PB…

…but my second fastest parkrun ever, and sub 27 to boot. Thanks in large part to the wonderful (if unwitting) pacing abilities of Philippa, who I latched onto and stuck to like glue.  And whose husband is an old parkrun … Continue reading

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