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And Finally…

June 17th, 2014 Comments off

Not the same as having it hung around your neck on the day—honestly, does anyone ever wear a race medal on any day other than race day?—but my Bristol 10K medal and t-shirt finally arrived in the post. At least the medal is up to its usual high standard; the Run Bristol medals seem to […]

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Taking My Time

May 11th, 2014 Comments off

I’ve taken some time off from running. About a year, in fact. I’m not sure why, really. I just didn’t really feel like it for a while. And it is, after all, voluntary. But recently I started to feel the urge again, and last month I went out for a few training runs. In fact, […]

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Start Me Up

June 30th, 2013 Comments off

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’ve been a teensy bit busy over the last little while. Not only did I nip off to the Islay Festival for a week, I also came straight back into a three-month nine-to-five contract that I’m doing on top of my usual work-from-home career. I’m not quite sure what […]

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Bristol 10K 2013

May 13th, 2013 Comments off

Back on the 5th of May, I ran the Bristol 10K. And then had a really busy week where I was out of the house a lot, so I’m afraid this race report is a little late. Sorry! This year’s 10K was a mixed bag for me. It was my slowest ever 10K race (though […]

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Rattling That Tin Again

May 2nd, 2013 Comments off

It’s the Bristol 10K on Sunday. It’s looking like it might be a bit of a scorcher, too, which will probably slow me down a bit — I tend to overheat easily on the 10K. Still, it’s not going to stop me, so please can you help give me some encouragement? Knowing that I’m raising […]

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Obligatory New Shoe Post

April 29th, 2013 Comments off

A couple of posts back I was surprised to find my running shoes were more than a year old. Last week, I hit up Moti on Whiteladies Road to upgrade my Mizuno Wave Inspire 8s to a Wave Inspire 9. I also bought some new Mizuno running shoes. At City Sports in Cambridge I tried […]

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5 Miles

April 21st, 2013 Comments off

This morning I did a little work, then nipped out to run 8-and-a-bit kilometres, mostly through Leigh Woods. I was particularly happy to have kept going all the way, including up the damn steep part where I normally rest at a picnic bench about halfway up to get my breath back for a while. It […]

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Keeping Running

April 16th, 2013 Comments off

There’s very little I can say about the events at yesterday’s Boston Marathon finishing line. I can’t do much either, apart from to shudder at what it must have been like. And mostly avoid the news, as it’s now solidly locked into that frantic pedalling-in-thin-air it does when it quickly runs off the edge of […]

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Back On the Road Again

April 12th, 2013 Comments off

Good news: I got back out for a little run last night. Even better news: mentally, at least, it was good. It wasn’t the struggle of the last two runs, so I reckon they may have felt bad just because I was going down with flu. It was just 4K down the Portway and back, […]

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Hiatus

April 2nd, 2013 1 comment

Attentive readers will have noticed that I said I was going to diet and exercise and do a thousand and one other good things before the Bristol 10K. Then I went out for a couple of rubbish runs and haven’t been heard from since. This is due to the untimely arrival of the Dreaded Man-Flu […]

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