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About abradypus

A Bradypus or Sloth am I, I live a life of ease, contented not to do or die but idle as I please; ... [Michael Flanders and Donald Swann]

Did you just tag the trig point?

After the wash out that was 2016, I started 2017 wondering whether I was still an ultra-runner.  Ridgeway 86 proved that I could still complete the distance, but mentally it sucked.  I needed a pick-me-up, something simple but fun, something … Continue reading

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The Ridgeway Challenge

That face is to smiling what this blog will be to coherent, chronological report. I was driven to the start by the ever-lovely Vanessa, chatted to a fair few familiar faces at the start, made my way from Ivinghoe Beacon to Avebury … Continue reading

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Richmond Olympic parkrun

If you’re not sure where River Road and Cambie Road meet, head for the shiny sculpture. It’s where the out and back route should start and finish, but there is currently a diversion in place at the far end of … Continue reading

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Not the Kamloops half marathon 

This morning, I did not run the Kamloops half marathon. I suspect that making the call to cancel was difficult and only done after much thought, but also that it was one of those decisions which, once made, feels completely … Continue reading

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Okanagan parkrun

Okanagan parkrun started just under a year ago (today was their 49th run), kicked off parkrun in Canada and resulted in my favourite guest blog courtesy of Abradysis. The original course ran alongside Mission Creek, but picturesque though that route … Continue reading

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Giant’s Head

Yay!  The smoke had cleared, so this morning, Abradysis and I hiked up this… …until we reached this… … to admire the rather super view. 

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The big smoke

Tomorrow, my training plan suggests* that I climb the local hill.  There’s just one fly in the ointment: there are wildfires galore in BC at the moment and though they’re miles away, the smoke has travelled.  This morning I played … Continue reading

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