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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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]