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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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