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Sorry, not sorry

“How’s your ankle?” “Seems fine.  Didn’t mutter at all during last night’s head torch run on the common.” My physio looked at me. “Last night’s what?” I shuffled my feet and tried to look  innocent. “Last night’s head torch run … Continue reading

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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

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Wimbledon Common MABAC

Yesterday, as I was sitting on the sofa dithering about when and where to run the 40 minutes easy that my training plan called for, an email came through from my running club reminding me that we were hosting the Wimbledon … Continue reading

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Forbidden fruit

“Rest.  Or easy bike.  Or swim.” After a week of slothing*, my legs appeared to have recovered from last week’s long run, and today’s rest was strangely unappealing.  I contemplated a bike ride but wasn’t sure my stress levels could … Continue reading

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Community spirit and logistical contortions (featuring parkrun and club cross country)

“Park Run. Easy effort. 1 before and 6 more miles for 10 total at easy effort.” It’s easy to fit a 10 mile easy run and some running club volunteering into a Saturday morning… if you’re prepared to ditch parkrun.  But where’s … Continue reading

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Club run: neither fish nor fowl

“Club run.  Please enjoy.” Oh, all right then.  If you insist. Every so often, I shoe-horn a club run into my training plan.  I’d like to do it more often, because running with a fixed start time prevents the hours … Continue reading

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Rushmoor parkrun, cross country, and buckets and buckets of mud.

“am: Easy Park Run pm: Club cross country 8k FUN FUN FUN!” Hmmm.  I have a cross country race at Lloyd Park on Saturday afternoon.  There’s a parkrun at Lloyd Park.  Lloyd Rushmoor parkrun it is. What can I say?  … Continue reading

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Horsham parkrun and the SCAA Surrey Road Relays

It has been another rather sociable weekend. It kicked off with the inaugural Horsham parkrun, the 100th different event (or Cowell Club run) for uber-tourist Rosemary Egbe.  Combine the words inaugural and Cowell Club and pick a location within spitting … Continue reading

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Windsor MABAC

My running club is a member of the MABAC Running League, which “arranges a series of races throughout the year, particularly aimed at the fun runner” and after which “runners have been known to find a local pub”. This morning’s … Continue reading

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Jim Braben Memorial Open 10K

I had a fabulous run on Wimbledon Common this morning, courtesy of the Wimbledon Windmilers. The Jim Braben Memorial Open 10k is a two lap course which is mostly trail and essentially flat.  Given that the common is at the top of … Continue reading

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