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Hurdles and bluebells

After much soul searching, and some welcome words of wisdom from Run or go Crazy, I decided against the inaugural Pegwell Bay parkrun in favour of a trip to nearby Banstead Woods. My training plan called for an easy parkrun … Continue reading

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How time flies…

…when you’re attempting to expel your lungs from your body with your own diaphragm. Yes, after the mileage glut that was January, comes the mileage famine of February.  My long run last Saturday (incorporating Wimbledon parkrun in all its glorious muddiness) and a wonderful … Continue reading

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A day of two halves

This morning: Went for a wonderful run with Run Or Go Crazy and Plustenner enjoying the almost complete absence of ice and snow and celebrating a return to hassle free running. This evening: Arrived in Leeds for the Temple Newsam … Continue reading

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Only a half

Training for your first marathon is a strange experience.  When you choose your training plan, you look ahead at the long runs and think “I will never, ever, in a month of Sundays, be able to run that distance at that speed” … Continue reading

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Really pleased, slightly stunned, very sore.

This morning, I ran 24 miles in just under 4 hours.  My instructions were simple: Go out at 10:15 min / mile pace Try to hold it When I found I had more energy in the second half* try to … Continue reading

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Tilgate parkrun…

…is not flat.  I mention this now, in case I forget to mention it later.  It’s picturesque, it’s friendly, it’s well marshalled and it’s far from dull, but it isn’t flat. Having been unable to make the Tilgate inaugural in … Continue reading

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Back to Banstead

I’d planned to visit Swindon.  I’d checked the route, I’d researched the course, I’d even planned a way to extend the parkrun into a long run like last week.  But I just couldn’t drag myself out of bed. So instead I … Continue reading

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A convergence of ‘athoners

Last night, as I set my alarm clock for disgusting o’clock*, I confess to questioning my sanity.  What sane person would voluntarily trek into Central London to run a 10k race?  I was still questioning it at eight o’clock this morning, … Continue reading

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Four go mad in Cardiff

This weekend, I bagged my first Welsh parkrun, met up with a parkrunner I got to know in Reykjavik and cycled around Cardiff on an oybike.  In the company of three ‘athoners: fortnight flo, plustenner and our wonderful hostess, there’s … Continue reading

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Royal Parks half marathon

I crawled bounded out of bed on Sunday morning, ran around the house in a mad panic trying to find everything picked up the bag I’d prepared the day before, and headed into London for the Royal Parks half marathon. … Continue reading

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