Monthly Archives: February 2015

In which I wangle some company for a waddle along the Wandle Trail

“Running tomorrow?” “Yes.” “Fancy company?” “That would be lovely.” “What’s in your plan?” “90 mins on the flat” “How flat?” “Mind-numbingly flat.” “Shall we head to the river?” “Could do.  Though I’ve been meaning to check out the Wangle Trail” … Continue reading

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Fun and frolics at the Valentines 10k

It may be small, it may be on fairly bog-standard terrain, and it may not have bling crafted from the tears of unicorns, but the Valentines 10k is a great race, and with times ranging from 30:21 to 1:40:13 and … Continue reading

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Falling in love (with Hockley Woods parkrun)

I may have to move to Essex. More specifically, I may have to move to within spitting distance of Hockley Woods, because their new parkrun ticks pretty much all of my boxes. It features trees.  It’s undulating enough to be … Continue reading

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Listening to my body

I admit it.  My ankle does not look good.  The bruising is extensive – impressive and alarming in equal measure.  But the strange thing is that it feels fine.  Not “I’m being stoic and trying to play down the pain” … Continue reading

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Caught in the crossfire of an intergod spat (featuring South Oxhey parkrun and Coulsdon XC)

“I miss janathon.  Can I invent febathon, so you have to keep blogging?” – Abradysis My training has been going well.  Really, really well.  I’ve missed very few sessions, my base pace has been gradually speeding up and my endurance … Continue reading

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