Monthly Archives: December 2015

Fulham Palace and Reigate Priory parkruns 

Christmas Day wouldn’t be complete without a bonus parkrun, but it’s one of the few days of the year when travelling for how long?! to run 5k loses its appeal, so I decided to visit my home run (Wimbledon Common) … Continue reading

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A bird (poo) in the hand…

As a long-distance trail runner, I’m no stranger to poo.  I’ve lurked behind bushes in the dead of night hoping that no-one notices me and I’ve face-planted in finest Lake District goo which I tell myself is pure, unadulterated mud … Continue reading

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Round, like a circle in a spiral

There are only 74 days until Seville Marathon.  74 days to complete my transformation from ultra-plodder to marathon-speedster*, a transformation which is going to be severely hampered when I join the extreme commuting club in the New Year.  So when … Continue reading

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Amager Strandpark parkrun and the return of the onion of idiocy

One Saturday, as I chatted to a parkrun tourist over a post run drink, he mentioned that he was going to Copenhagen with a couple of friends for a parkrun.  Fool!  Having no shame, I immediately demanded details, and invited … Continue reading

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Is it all about the bling?

Today was a rest day, and my plan was simple: get my head down and break the back of my next Open University assignment.  About 60 minutes in to the recorded tutorial, I fell asleep, and it’s been downhill from … Continue reading

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Back tracking

INTERVALS: reducing ladder speed session Today’s session meant another visit to the track, but this time I had the forethought to take a friend.  She tried to wriggle out of it, citing a Christmas party, school pickup, a visit to … Continue reading

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I give up

The first time I tried to go to a Wednesday Night Headtorch Run, the traffic was appalling and I bailed and came home. The second time I tried to go to a Wednesday Night Headtorch Run, the traffic was ghastly and I … Continue reading

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