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Brentwood parkrun

Me: I don’t suppose you’re feeling decisive are you?  If so, feel free to tell me where I’m parkrunning this Saturday. V: Harcourt Hill?  Didcot Parkway?  Somewhere in Essex? Me: Harcourt Hill is a possibility.  Didcot is cancelled due to … Continue reading

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Hostile terrain and reptilian run art

Having turned down the opportunity to go for a Juneathon run around the block with Run or Go Crazy on the grounds that my training plan called for a hill session, I felt that opting out of the hill session … Continue reading

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Who let me near the internet with a credit card?

I have been entering races.  Lots and lots of races.  Admittedly, not lots and lots compared with Plustenner, but lots and lots for me.  So far, I’ve signed up for: 07 Jul – Jim Braben Memorial 10k (my local club … Continue reading

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Hill reps

This training malarkey is hard work.  Find a hill.  Run up it.  Walk down it.  Run up it.  Walk down it.  Run up it.  Walk down it.  Run up it.  Walk down it.  Run up it.  Walk down it.  Run … Continue reading

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Plan? What plan?

The plan: 1) Get up early 2) Go into college 3) Study 4) Easy 11 mile run home The reality:  1) Lie awake until 30 mins before the alarm went off 2) Fall into deep sleep 3) Ignore alarm and … Continue reading

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Hill farts

The urge to run up hills, like the urge to tidy up, is something that comes over me very, very rarely and is therefore to be grasped firmly with both hands. So instead of a token mile around the block (training … Continue reading

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Hastings Half Marathon

There are many aspects of marathon training that I have struggled to get my head around.  One of them is the “only a half marathon” concept. “How far are you running this weekend?” “Only a half marathon.  I’m tapering.” The … Continue reading

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Ups and downs

After last week’s picturesque run from Crystal Palace to New Addington, I fancied something a little different. So this morning, I opted for a 15 mile downland run.  4 miles uphill to join the South Downs Way at Truleigh Hill, then … Continue reading

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On the run again

After skipping Tuesday’s club session, tonight’s club run was upgraded to essential.  Which meant hills. Decked out in all new kit (I went on a little bit of a spending spree the other day), but minus my Garmin (which languished, forgotten on … Continue reading

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Up and down

Club tonight was a hill session. Up and down the wrong hill. Up and down a long steep hill. Up and down a short steep hill. And then a lovely downhill cool down back to the club house.

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