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Blistering Height

August 28th, 2014 Comments off

I won’t be running this week, I think. Shame, as I’d hoped to start building up from my recent 10K practice run towards the Bristol Half Marathon, which is rushing towards me very quickly. On the plus side, the reason is because I walked up Snowdon for the first time. My friend Chris loves the […]

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Obligatory New Shoe Post

April 29th, 2013 Comments off

A couple of posts back I was surprised to find my running shoes were more than a year old. Last week, I hit up Moti on Whiteladies Road to upgrade my Mizuno Wave Inspire 8s to a Wave Inspire 9. I also bought some new Mizuno running shoes. At City Sports in Cambridge I tried […]

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Review Run: Adidas Kanadia 4 Trail Shoes

February 23rd, 2012 9 comments

Last Saturday, I thought about jogging, looked out of the window, and saw it was raining. Then I went out anyway, because it was a good chance to test out my new Adidas trail shoes. New Adidas shoes? Didn’t you just buy a pair of Mizunos, Matt? Yup. But Sports Direct’s media agency (hi, Lucie!) […]

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New Shoe Happiness

February 7th, 2012 Comments off

It has been pretty nippy in Bristol recently, though we escaped the blanket of snow that covered the majority of the country last week. It’s 2C outside right now, in the middle of the day, and I was told that there’s more cold weather on the way. I took advantage of a slight gap in […]

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Resolution Run 4: Time for Some New Shoes

January 29th, 2012 1 comment

My admiring hordes (hello, Margaret!) have been wondering whether I made it out for my fourth “resolution” run of January, and the answer is a resounding “yes”. I didn’t enjoy the first kilometre of Friday’s run, despite it being a nice day. I hadn’t slept that well, and I wasn’t really in the mood for […]

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April 17th, 2011 Comments off

I’ll start off with a nice happy picture, just to show that some of today’s run was quite pleasant. These are a few of the millions of bluebells currently carpeting Leigh Woods, which makes the woods even nicer than usual for jogging. And it was also a nice sunny day, as you can probably tell. […]

A New Path to Ashton Court

August 11th, 2010 1 comment

Tonight’s run was a very interrupted, stop-start affair. But for good reason. Tomorrow sees the start of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, held at the Ashton Court Estate, not a million miles from my usual towpath route. Not only that, but today someone mentioned the new Festival Way cycle route, the first phase of which […]

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Sore Feet

July 17th, 2010 Comments off

My feet seem to be a bit achey after running recently. It suddenly occurred to me that, even though it only seems like a few weeks ago that I bought a new pair of shoes, it might actually have been rather longer. And that’s where a blog comes in handy. I first bought proper running […]

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The Eighties Are Coming to Get Me

March 10th, 2010 Comments off

I think the new shoes have done the trick. Something has, anyway, as tonight’s run was lots better than my last 5K effort down the Portway. My hip feels fine, and I didn’t feel totally knackered from the get-go like I did last time, either. Which is all good. Even better, there were actually some […]

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The Joy of Shoes

March 7th, 2010 Comments off

So, picked up my new shoes on Friday — Mizuno Wave Inspire 6es — and walked lots in them yesterday to make sure they felt all right, and that nothing was rubbing. And they were fine, so today I went out into the gorgeous Spring sunshine and did a simple 5‑and-a-bit‑K, just around half the […]

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