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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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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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Beating the Weather

February 27th, 2011 Comments off

I’m sitting in a café writing this blog entry, looking smugly out at the weather I would have been slogging wetly through if I’d gone out for my normal Sunday run. It’s a typically British Spring selection of random sunshine, showers and hail out there, rotating about every five minutes. Nice. Luckily, I took a […]

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How Not to Train for a Half Marathon

February 21st, 2011 Comments off

From recent experience, here are a few tips on how not to train for a half marathon: Pick a half‐marathon that’s run at the beginning of March. This makes sure you have to keep training through the freezing, dark winter months. The Bath Half Marathon is an ideal choice. Pick an over‐ambitious training plan that […]

Finally! Santas!

January 24th, 2011 Comments off

Although this was only meant to be a 2K fun‐run, actually getting to the start line felt more like a marathon. But finally, after finding a suit that actually fit me, and after the first attempt was called off due to ice, the Bristol Santas on the Run race for Children’s Hospice South West went […]

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Fatter than Santa

November 4th, 2010 2 comments

When someone at work emailed me about Santas on the Run, it didn’t take me long to sign up. I mean, for only a tenner you get to run around Bristol city centre in a Santa costume with a bunch of other nutcases without actually being arrested. And you get to keep the Santa suit […]

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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 […]

Half Marathon Countdown

August 2nd, 2010 Comments off

So, I reckon it’s about five weeks until the Bristol Half Marathon. *Gulp*. So, please help motivate me to keep on running, no matter what the weather (and in the UK on the 5th September, let’s face it, it could be anything from a heatwave to a hailstorm) by sponsoring me to run for my […]

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Pants in the Park

June 27th, 2010 Comments off

Ah, yes, the hottest day of the year. Just the time to get out into the sunshine at nearly noon and run 5 kilometres wearing y‐fronts. Oh yes. Although I do have a sneaking suspicion that the three laps of the bloody great field we ran around wasn’t quite 5K, but I don’t suppose it […]

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