Tag Archives: centurion running
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
Grinning all over again
When I first had the idea of running the Centurion Grand Slam it seemed like a completely unachievable goal, so much so that it took me nearly eighteen months to mention it to my coach. When I did pluck up … Continue reading
Did I really just do that?
Just over three years ago, with a single (very badly executed) marathon under my belt, I read a Juneathon blog about South Downs Way 100. Being a curious soul, I went to the Centurion website to read more about it, … Continue reading
Winter 100 – the blog post that wasn’t.
Gah. There are so many posts that I want to write about Winter 100, that I find I can’t write any. I could write a whole post about Andy Bailey, a man I spoke to in passing at a parkrun … Continue reading
Fulham Palace parkun, Winter 100 and a whole bucketful of inspiration.
I should be telling you about all the stuff which has happened since last weekend. I should be telling you that I went to Fulham Palace parkrun, a three-ish flat tarmac lap course where I was joined by a whole … Continue reading
I may* live to regret this…
…but as I volunteered for more than eight hours at this year’s Thames Path 100, I have guaranteed entry into next year’s race… …and I have just emailed the race director to say “Yes, please!” *will almost certainly
Thames Path 100 (mile 65)
I spent Saturday night in a marquee in Walton-on-Thames volunteering at the Thames Path 100. That hadn’t been the plan. The plan had been to spend the night in a nice cosy village hall in Streatley, but flooding meant that … Continue reading
Grocery shopping in a Lamborghini
My first marathon was disastrous – less a run and more a half marathon with a thirteen mile walk on the end. There were a number of reasons, but essentially it was due to a lack of training. If there’s … Continue reading
I have a magic* training plan
I have embarked upon a new training plan. It couches its instructions in language that I can understand, rearranges itself around my schedule, and never asks me to run on a day when running simply isn’t feasible. It is also full of … Continue reading