Category Archives: bupa 10k

A study in contrasts

Event name: Saucony Runners World Trailblazer (Forest of Dean)  BUPA London Distance: 10km 10km Number of runners: 1000 10000 Runners per wave: 100 1000 T-shirt: Black technical White cotton Fastest times: 41:50 (Women) 35:30 (Men) 32:53 (Women) 29:21 (Men) Underfoot: Rocks, tree … Continue reading

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The nicest runners you’ve never met.

The BUPA London 10k took place today, attended by many j*athoners, including: fairweatherrunner shazruns helsbels runorgocrazy fortnightflo oldbagrunning/plustenner and yours truly, who ran it in an hour and five minutes.  Without the support of these (and many other Janathoners), I … Continue reading

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Running out of excuses

I didn’t run on Monday.  I meant to.  I took my kit to the office so I could run home.  And then I remembered that I was going to see Uncaged Monkeys at the Hammersmith Apollo.  Rats. I didn’t run … Continue reading

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Run, bike, swim

Just not all on one day. You may remember that I rashly said that I would do three structured runs each week as part of my training for Bupa London 10k which is coming up far, far too soon. The … Continue reading

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After having the best part of two weeks off from running, I was beginning to panic about my 10km in 4 weeks time.  I’ve noticed over the last month or so that I haven’t been timing my parkruns very well.  … Continue reading

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Bradford parkrun

I wrapped up my April goals today by completing the Bradford parkrun. Three laps that start with a long gentle downhill and end with a short, sharp uphill so no sprint finish for me today.  I really must build some hill work … Continue reading

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Mad dogs and abradypi…

…go out in the midday sun. Yes.  After having rest days on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, I decided that today I would go running.  I had planned to go out early to avoid the heat, but a bad night’s … Continue reading

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Return of the sloth

As my name makes clear, at least to Flanders and Swann fans, I am a sloth.  Given the choice between doing and being, I will opt for being every time. My history of activity is telling: 2002: Entered Flora 5km … Continue reading

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Farewell Febtathlon; Hello March Madness

Hello March Madness As I’ve exercised on all but three days this year (!!!), I’m going to keep March simple.  Two goals, only one of which is active.  They are: Goal one: run a parkrun every Saturday   Since I have signed … Continue reading

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Chicken or egg?

Which comes first?  Speed or endurance?  At the end of May, I want to be running 10km in 70mins.  Today, I ran 7.25km in 56mins.  Which would equate to 10km in 77mins.  Should I concentrate on building up my distance and … Continue reading

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