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Somewhere in a parallel universe

I was being so sensible.  I was on for a medal in the “most sensible injured runner” category.  I was going to be the poster child for injury rehab, a myth spoken of in awed whispers.  I was going to … Continue reading

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Rehab like you love it

It’s been six weeks since I rolled my ankle and five since I started rehab, and I’m doing my best to rehab like I love it.  I’ve invested in a tri membership at my local gym which gives me unlimited access … Continue reading

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Race report: Tooting Inverse Duathlon

The Tooting Inverse Duathlon is a strange creature.  It starts with a five mile ride that takes you along Merton High Street to the joy that is Cycle Superhighway 7.  You follow CS7 up to Tooting Bec Station before peeling right … Continue reading

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Mind over matter

A few weeks ago my coach, the normally laid back Mr Elson, called me out over my slacking and rang a peal over my head*. I’m still quaking, so today, when my plan called for mile reps and my mojo … Continue reading

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Tooting Common parkrun

There were loads of fabulous people… … balloons courtesy of Kate and Norm… … a celebration cake courtesy of Alma… … which I could barely bring myself to cut… And all of it because a woman named Cathy introduced me … Continue reading

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Ups and downs

As children, my sister and I used to play on roofs.  We’d climb up the sloping roof above the balcony and walk along the ridge to the bubbling pitch surface of the neighbouring flat roof which felt like walking on … Continue reading

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Unisex clothing – a rant

I am in the market for a new jacket.  I want something which could keep me warm at the north pole, weighs no more than a feather and packs down as small as a postage stamp.  I have set my budget … Continue reading

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Tring parkrun and Wendover Woods 50

I must not enter Wendover Woods 50. I must not enter Wendover Woods 50. I must not enter Wendover Woods 50. I must not enter Wendover Woods 50. Yesterday, I headed to the track to run an all out 5k.  … Continue reading

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Bevendean Down parkrun and The Moyleman

A month ago after a very enjoyable, if slightly undulating, downland romp around Bevendean Down parkrun, I sat in the nearby community-owned pub chatting to Janathoner Tom and his friend Ash. As we nattered about running, it emerged that Ash … Continue reading

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Curiosity slaughtered the sloth

21st February 2016: Seville Marathon 5th March 2016: Groundhog Marathon 6th March 2016: Steyning Stinger Marathon I hated Paris Marathon.  I had a fantastic weekend in the company of a great friend, and came away from Paris with a pair … Continue reading

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