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Losing Weight for the 10K

March 16th, 2013 Comments off

I don’t seem to be good at losing weight. Or rather, I’m not that bad at losing weight, but I’m also pretty good at gaining it, too. For the Bath Half, I was at the lightest weight I’ve been for any half-marathon I’ve ever done, I think; I am gradually reducing. But it’s very much […]

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Bath Half Marathon 2013

March 4th, 2013 Comments off

I wasn’t as worried about the Bath Half this year as I was last year. Last year I hadn’t done enough distance training. This year I managed a 15K including some fairly steep hills a week and a bit before the Half, so I reckoned I was ready. I also woke up yesterday morning having […]

Passing Around the Hat

February 25th, 2013 Comments off

This week, I probably won’t be running until Sunday, when I’m taking part in the Bath Half Marathon. This year I’m running to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis society. My mum died of MS nineteen years ago last month, and we still don’t have a cure or even much clue as to the causes […]

Don’t Be A Fair-Weather Runner

February 23rd, 2013 Comments off

Recently, I seem to have been a bit of a fair-weather runner. Do you know that feeling? You look out of the window at the dark skies and the rain, and decide that you could just as well go running tomorrow, when it might be nicer. If, like me, you live in England, you’ll already […]

Bath Half Marathon 2012

March 15th, 2012 1 comment

I approached this year’s Bath Half Marathon with more than a little trepidation, and rightly so, it turned out. Since the Bristol Half, I just haven’t trained enough. Partly that’s due to winter, and partly because my routine’s been knocked off-kilter by quitting my day job. I also put on some weight over the last […]

What I’m Taking to the Bath Half Marathon

March 10th, 2012 Comments off

I’m prepared for the morning. I thought a glimpse into the array of stuff I’m dragging along with me might be interesting, especially for those who’ve never raced. So, from roughly left-to-right, top-to-bottom: Clothes, including: Shorts, a little on the large side. But better than running in the now-quite-clapped-out pair I’ve been running in since […]

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Two Minds

March 3rd, 2012 Comments off

I’m in two minds as to whether to run tomorrow. I should probably do a last bit of practice for the Bath Half — I haven’t run more than 10km in ages. On the other hand, my right ankle is feeling quite odd at the moment. It’s possible I did something to it yesterday, when […]

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Charridy Update

March 11th, 2011 Comments off

A very heartfelt thanks to everyone who sponsored my Bath Half run. The RNLI are a great cause, and they need all the donations they can get. All in all, you donated £120 at my Just Giving page. My employer kindly matched those donations, and with that, plus the Gift Aid that can be claimed back […]

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Bath Half Marathon 2011

March 6th, 2011 2 comments

Well, that was fun! Okay, if I’m being entirely honest, the first eight or nine miles were fun, and it was more of a slog after that, but still! It was a nice day for running. It was pretty chilly first thing, and especially hanging around in the runners’ village and the start pens, but […]

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Marathon Eve

March 5th, 2011 Comments off

So, it’s the evening before the Bath Half Marathon. In the morning I’ll be heading off for the Bath Racecourse, who are running a service where you park at the racecourse and they get you into town on a bus, which seemed like an easy option. Today I’ve taken things nice and easy. I’ve done […]

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