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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