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And Finally…

June 17th, 2014 Comments off

Not the same as having it hung around your neck on the day—honestly, does anyone ever wear a race medal on any day other than race day?—but my Bristol 10K medal and t‐shirt finally arrived in the post. At least the medal is up to its usual high standard; the Run Bristol medals seem to […]

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Taking My Time

May 11th, 2014 Comments off

I’ve taken some time off from running. About a year, in fact. I’m not sure why, really. I just didn’t really feel like it for a while. And it is, after all, voluntary. But recently I started to feel the urge again, and last month I went out for a few training runs. In fact, […]

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Bristol 10K 2013

May 13th, 2013 Comments off

Back on the 5th of May, I ran the Bristol 10K. And then had a really busy week where I was out of the house a lot, so I’m afraid this race report is a little late. Sorry! This year’s 10K was a mixed bag for me. It was my slowest ever 10K race (though […]

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Losing Weight for the 10K

March 16th, 2013 Comments off

I don’t seem to be good at losing weight. Or rather, I’m not that bad at losing weight, but I’m also pretty good at gaining it, too. For the Bath Half, I was at the lightest weight I’ve been for any half‐marathon I’ve ever done, I think; I am gradually reducing. But it’s very much […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Bristol 10K 2012

May 20th, 2012 Comments off

Today I ran the Bristol 10K, mostly with my friend (and erstwhile boss) Mike. Mike had originally planned to partner up with a friend who’s a fair bit faster than me, but she got a hip injury at the last minute, unfortunately. So, I rebelliously brought my green‐numbered self into the red lane with Mike […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Bath Half Marathon 2011

March 6th, 2011 2 comments

Well, that was fun! Okay, if I’m being entirely honest, the first eight or nine miles were fun, and it was more of a slog after that, but still! It was a nice day for running. It was pretty chilly first thing, and especially hanging around in the runners’ village and the start pens, but […]

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