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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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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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Simple 5K

March 17th, 2013 Comments off

Today I stopped my post-Bath Half lazing around and started my seven-week countdown to the Bristol 10K by nipping out for an easy 5K up Bridge Valley Road and around a bit of the Downs. It felt ploddy, and I really wasn’t feeling the joy, even though the weather was unusually sunny (i.e. it wasn’t […]

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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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Bristol 10K 2012

May 20th, 2012 Comments off

Today I ran the Bristol 10K, mostly with my friend (and erstwhile boss) Mike. Mike had originally planned to partner up with a friend who’s a fair bit faster than me, but she got a hip injury at the last minute, unfortunately. So, I rebelliously brought my green-numbered self into the red lane with Mike […]

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Charridy

May 17th, 2012 Comments off

My only recent run was a slow 5K up the hill to the shops on Saturday. That’s because I’m (a) busy as hell this week, and something has to give, and (b) running the Bristol 10K on Sunday! If you’d like to help me out with some charity-based encouragement, I’ll be running the 10K in […]

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The Right Direction

May 7th, 2012 Comments off

April was a good month. I ran twice as far in April — 62.5km — than I did in any month in the previous year. So that’s a definite “win” when it comes to building up my momentum. There’s been a slight faltering, though, in the first week of May, as I only went out […]

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Rain rain, go away…

April 29th, 2012 Comments off

And so ends another week where I only managed two runs. My lack of time this week was somewhat exacerbated by the current UK weather situation. The UK media have been having a (waterlogged) field day recently, because if there’s one thing that the British love talking about more than weather, it’s ironic weather, and […]

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