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Simple 5K

March 17th, 2013 Comments off

Today I stopped my post‐Bath Half lazing around and started my seven‐week countdown to the Bristol 10K by nipping out for an easy 5K up Bridge Valley Road and around a bit of the Downs. It felt ploddy, and I really wasn’t feeling the joy, even though the weather was unusually sunny (i.e. it wasn’t […]

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Getting Longer

August 19th, 2012 Comments off

Carrying on with the training regime for the Bristol Half, I nipped out this morning for my first 10K jog for a while. Apart from the humidity and the occasional overly‐muddy section of towpath (yes, surprisingly, it’s been raining in England again recently…) it went well. I was taking it easy. I stopped for a […]

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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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My First Race: The Bristol 10K

May 9th, 2010 1 comment

So, having checked I’d got everything about three times, I set off this morning to walk down to the start of the Bristol 10K. Everything was very civilised and well‐organised. I got a preview of what was to come by walking in through what would become the “handouts at the finish” section, where they were […]

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April 18th, 2010 Comments off

Like I said in my last update, I fancied getting out for a nice long run this weekend, and this morning I made good on that. I ran from home, out along the towpath under the Suspension Bridge, all the way to the far entrance to Leigh Woods, then up into the forest. I did […]

Built for Comfort

April 3rd, 2010 1 comment

Welcome to the 100th blog posting on Matt Gets Running 🙂 To mark the occasion, here’s a video of my (Good) Friday run, along the Avon Gorge towpath, up the hill into Leigh Woods, around a little detour—to reverse out of some of the worst of the mud I ran into!—and then back to the […]

Bring me Sunshine…

March 14th, 2010 1 comment

Yup, as you can see by the scene behind the scary, wonky‐sunglassed weirdo in the picture, it was a really nice day today. And I went on a route through Leigh Woods, which was gorgeous. Not content with doing the 8K through the woods like I did last time, going out along the towpath, up […]

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Running for Money

March 2nd, 2010 Comments off

Hello, lovely readers! You’re looking great today. Have you lost weight? Yes, you can tell I’m buttering you up for something, can’t you? Turns out that it’s only a couple of months until the Bristol 10K, which is happening on 9th May. My very first race! So, as you might expect, I’m here, cap in […]

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10K. Again.

February 6th, 2010 Comments off

Yup, went out and did another 10K today. Wasn’t entirely sure I was going to — if I’d not felt good I’d have cut it short — but it was fine. Nice and slow, up Bridge Valley Road, around the edge of Clifton Down to the Water Tower, a loop around Durdham Down, then back […]

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