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Kettering parkrun

Alpacas, a roller coaster, a railway*, a lake, a wibbly wobbly bridge, a huge children’s playground, loos at the start, a downhill finish and a café.  It would be hard to walk away from Kettering parkrun without finding something to … Continue reading

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Victoria Dock parkrun

One of the things that surprises me most about touring is the number of times I run into people I know.  This weekend’s trip to Victoria Dock parkrun was no exception.  In addition to the tourists from Ashton Court, Banstead … Continue reading

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Dear Abradysis

Dear Abradysis IHYAWIAF. More than fine, in fact.  I popped up to Scotland for three days to recce the route for the Highland Fling, was blessed with perfect running weather, neither face-planted nor sprained an ankle, and came away with … Continue reading

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Cabbage Patch 4 (ish)

At 8am this morning, I didn’t know this race existed.  By noon, it had been entered on my list of races to repeat.  Its distance may only be approximate, but it was small*, local**, low key***, cheap**** and absolutely teeming … Continue reading

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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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