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Charity Update

May 25th, 2011 Comments off

Just like to say a big “thank you” to my sponsors for the Bristol 10K! In total, I raised £135. That’s matched by my company to make £270, and counting the gift aid we’re at £301.03 for Saint Peter’s Hospice. That’s a fab result, so thanks, all! I’d imagine I won’t be shaking my virtual […]

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Bristol 10K 2011

May 16th, 2011 Comments off

The Bristol 10K was my first race, this time last year. It’s a good, fun race, with a whole lot of people — 9,000 finished this year — and it’s right on my doorstep. It only takes me twenty minutes to get to the start line, and then we run right back past my flat […]

Run-Up to the 2011 Bristol 10K

May 12th, 2011 Comments off

It has not been a brilliant run-up to the Bristol 10K. I feel pretty good, mind you, and I’m sure there’ll be no problem doing it. But I’d had hopes of losing more weight (I’ve plateaued since I was ill a few weeks ago. I’m well now, just not back on the wagon.) And I […]

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Weighty Matters

March 21st, 2011 2 comments

  I’ve been taking it easy since the Bath Half, giving myself some recovery time, though I did manage to wander out for a 5K last Sunday, and a 5K today, too. But my thoughts recently have been more on eating than on exercise. Because, despite taking up jogging, my weight has been remarkably static. […]

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Back on the Road Again

May 16th, 2010 Comments off

This month has been pretty slack for me, running-wise. But that’s a fairly conscious choice. I didn’t want to too much the week before the 10K, and I felt like resting on my laurels a bit after it. Plus I normally take it easy after any long jog, and 10K definitely counts! But today I […]

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My First Race: The Bristol 10K

May 9th, 2010 1 comment

So, having checked I’d got everything about three times, I set off this morning to walk down to the start of the Bristol 10K. Everything was very civilised and well-organised. I got a preview of what was to come by walking in through what would become the “handouts at the finish” section, where they were […]

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The Day Before

May 8th, 2010 2 comments

Despite what I said last time, I didn’t get a chance to run last weekend, so I’ve had a full week off. Which feels fine to me. And tomorrow, I run the Bristol 10K 🙂 I’ll be starting off in the second of the two groups — i.e. with the slow people, at the back […]

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It’s a Sign

April 28th, 2010 Comments off

The Bristol 10K is approaching. It’s on road signs now, so it must be official! My plan to do a few runs in this penultimate training week is going well; I got out for another 5K this evening. I also managed to get to the other side of the river before the high tide and […]

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I Don’t Feel Too Steady on My Feet

April 11th, 2010 Comments off

I don’t feel too steady on my feet… “…I feel hollow I feel weak” Well, I did a bit. And just as that line in the Stone Roses She Bangs the Drums came around, too. But I had just powered up Bridge Valley Road deliberately a bit faster than normal, to see if I could […]

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Running for Money

March 2nd, 2010 Comments off

Hello, lovely readers! You’re looking great today. Have you lost weight? Yes, you can tell I’m buttering you up for something, can’t you? Turns out that it’s only a couple of months until the Bristol 10K, which is happening on 9th May. My very first race! So, as you might expect, I’m here, cap in […]

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