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Morning Post

February 2nd, 2013 Comments off

Look at my morning’s post. I think there’s a hint there that I should be training a fair bit during February. To get the month off to a good start, I went for a 7.5K jog up Bridge Valley Road and around the Downs in today’s lovely sunshine.

Back to the Portway

October 28th, 2012 Comments off

Since my fastest ever half marathon, I’ve not done any jogging. Partly this is the usual break I take after every big long race. Partly it’s because I’ve been very busy. I took on a four-week contract at my old workplace at the same time I was still working on the Android version of Get […]

Bristol Half Marathon 2012

October 1st, 2012 1 comment

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? A few weeks ago, I went out for another long training run, and it was horrible. I was hoping to head somewhere near a half-marathon distance. Instead I did a horrible, slogging, slow 10K, and hated every minute of it. I’m not entirely sure why — I may have […]

Long Time No See

August 16th, 2012 Comments off

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I had a bit of a break after my walking holiday. I’ve only been for a few runs since, this little 5K, a 6-and-a-half-K, and, yesterday, an 8-and-a-bit-K. So at least my distance figures are heading in the right direction… I have been keeping up the exercise momentum in […]

Charity Update

September 29th, 2011 1 comment

Thank you, everyone who sponsored me for the Bristol Half Marathon. My company were kind enough to match all the donations, too. So, working it out, with the donations, the matching, the gift aid, and the small fee Just Giving take, I think I raised £272.50 for St. Peter’s Hospice, which is brilliant. Due to […]

Race Day: Bristol Half Marathon 2011

September 11th, 2011 1 comment

Yup! Another day, another medal. I’m getting quite a collection now! I enjoyed the Bristol Half Marathon on Sunday, despite having had some reservations about my weight and the amount of training I’d been doing. I didn’t think I stood much chance of beating my personal best from the Bath Half. At least I arrived […]

Bristol Half 2011

September 5th, 2011 Comments off

Yes, the race pack has arrived 🙂 With two half-marathons under my belt now, I feel fairly confident about this Sunday’s Bristol Half, despite the fact that the belt in question has had to expand by a notch or two in the last few months. A holiday in the Lake District actually saw me lose […]

Bristol Half Marathon 2010

September 5th, 2010 1 comment

Today’s half marathon — my first — went pretty well all round. I was a bit worried by the amount of rain I could hear before I set out, but it turned into occasional drizzle for the race, which is perfect jogging weather, really — no need to worry about overheating. I kept jogging from […]