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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 […]

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 […]

Eight, ten… Thirteen?

August 23rd, 2012 Comments off

I was only going to go out for a 10K last night, but it was a lovely evening, I was feeling fairly awake, and the towpath, though pretty muddy in places, gets even prettier past my normal turnoff. I usually just use the towpath for a quick shady jog out and back a few kilometres, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Looking Back, Looking Forward

August 21st, 2011 1 comment

It was a lovely day for a jog in Bristol. I was a bit delayed getting started. I normally walk across the top of a lock gate on my walk to the start of the towpath, but this morning the lock gate was open to let a little batch of ships and rowing boats out […]