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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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New Year’s Resolutions: Journeys, not Destinations

December 29th, 2011 2 comments

I’m ill. Which is fine. I’d specifically planned to do bugger-all during the period between Christmas and New Year, and if you’re going to loaf about unshaven for a few days, you might as well fit a cold in while you do it. It helps that — so far — it’s just a regular winter […]

Looking Back, Looking Forward

August 21st, 2011 1 comment

It was a lovely day for a jog in Bristol. I was a bit delayed getting started. I normally walk across the top of a lock gate on my walk to the start of the towpath, but this morning the lock gate was open to let a little batch of ships and rowing boats out […]

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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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 […]

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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Faster, faster!

January 27th, 2010 Comments off

No personal best for the 5K this evening — that still remains at the just-under-31 minutes I managed back in November, running as fast as I sustainably could all the way. But tonight, I think, was the fastest since then, at 32:26. And considering I did a normal jog on the way out, then just […]

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January 25th, 2010 Comments off

Okay, back on the road again tonight after my birthday break. Tonight I tried a bit of speedwork, doing some fartlek training where I sprinted a bit and then recovered for a while at normal pace, sprinted again, and so on. I travelled out down the Portway as normal, because everyone seems to say that […]

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Another 10K

December 13th, 2009 2 comments

Definite rule of running: once you’ve done a distance once, it’s a lot easier, psychologically, to do it again. Today I was feeling pretty good, and I’d had a decent night’s sleep, and the weather looked okay, so I decided to do 10K again. And here it is on It was actually 10.42km, about […]

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Deep Six

December 8th, 2009 Comments off

…well, deep puddles, anyway. I want to push my weekday runs out a bit further, so I figured I’d do 6K this evening. It varied between drizzle and outright rain, but it was still good. I felt fine, and kept up a nice pace. About the only thing that wasn’t great were my calves/ankles, and […]

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