Archive for May, 2011


May 27th, 2011 Comments off

I’ve not posted about running since the Bristol 10K, have I? That’s lax of me. Good news: it’s not because I’ve been that lazy about exercise, just about posting. Last Sunday I went up Bridge Valley Road and around the Downs, which felt good. Since then I haven’t run at all, but that’s because I […]

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Charity Update

May 25th, 2011 Comments off

Just like to say a big “thank you” to my sponsors for the Bristol 10K! In total, I raised £135. That’s matched by my company to make £270, and counting the gift aid we’re at £301.03 for Saint Peter’s Hospice. That’s a fab result, so thanks, all! I’d imagine I won’t be shaking my virtual […]

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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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New Toy

May 1st, 2011 Comments off

I took a new toy out running with me last night. I’ve been thinking about getting a heart rate monitor for a while now, and when I found out that RunKeeper lets you easily throw Garmin devices’ data at their website, the Garmin Forerunner 305 — currently on offer for around £110 on Amazon UK […]

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