Monthly Archives: May 2013

Who let me near the internet with a credit card?

I have been entering races.  Lots and lots of races.  Admittedly, not lots and lots compared with Plustenner, but lots and lots for me.  So far, I’ve signed up for: 07 Jul – Jim Braben Memorial 10k (my local club … Continue reading

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My Juneathon challenge

I went a little mad in Janathon.  After an icy Christmas with very little running and even less running enthusiasm, I played catch up early in the new year and found myself hovering at around 5th place on the table … Continue reading

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Brockenhurst parkrun

I’ll be honest.  I read the course description and my heart sank.  Four laps of a playing field.  Four laps.  Of a playing field.  After the lakes and trees and general loveliness of Newport parkrun last week, I was tempted … Continue reading

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Grand Union Canal Race

I have just spent the day surrounded by complete and utter awesomeness. I didn’t mean to. It just turned out that way. My plan was to walk a little way along the Grand Union Canal, starting at Paddington, to see … Continue reading

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Newport parkrun

The day before my ultra, my training plan called for Total Rest. Total Rest.  On parkrunday.  Hmmm. I visited Newport parkrun instead, vowing to take it VERY easy. Newport parkrun is in the grounds of Tredegar House, which is just … Continue reading

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Cardiff Ultra

Yesterday, I ran* my first 50 mile race. I was firmly at the blunt end of the field and there was a point, at 46 miles or thereabouts** where I would have paid serious money for the “I just want … Continue reading

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I have a favour to ask

It is very simple and it is this. Please stop reading my blog. If you read it because you know me personally, and you feel obliged to, then stop*. If you read it because I once commented on your blog … Continue reading

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