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Rattling That Tin Again

May 2nd, 2013 Comments off

It’s the Bristol 10K on Sunday. It’s looking like it might be a bit of a scorcher, too, which will probably slow me down a bit — I tend to overheat easily on the 10K. Still, it’s not going to stop me, so please can you help give me some encouragement? Knowing that I’m raising […]

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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 […]

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 […]


May 17th, 2012 Comments off

My only recent run was a slow 5K up the hill to the shops on Saturday. That’s because I’m (a) busy as hell this week, and something has to give, and (b) running the Bristol 10K on Sunday! If you’d like to help me out with some charity-based encouragement, I’ll be running the 10K in […]

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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 […]

Two Minds

March 3rd, 2012 Comments off

I’m in two minds as to whether to run tomorrow. I should probably do a last bit of practice for the Bath Half — I haven’t run more than 10km in ages. On the other hand, my right ankle is feeling quite odd at the moment. It’s possible I did something to it yesterday, when […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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