On Sunday I drove down to the Olympic rowing venue at Dorney Lake, scene of a couple of my previous running PBs for the April edition of the Maxifuel 10k series.  Accompanied by the two Dans from work we arrived typically early for the unusual 12:30pm start time.

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Eight Annoying Seconds

March 6, 2012

On Sunday I took part in my first “proper” race, ie not a parkrun, since last July. It was a 10km in Regents Park, part of a monthly series of events organised by the Mornington Chasers club. I hoped to hit the first of my targets for the year by running under 41 minutes and suspected I had a chance of getting close to my PB of 40:27.

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…all go hand in hand, hand in hand through their parkrun!

The play on the Blur lyrics is far from original, as is a blog post extolling the virtues of the magnificent parkrun experience, but it has become such an important part of my running life that I felt the need to share a few thoughts.

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The Rough With The Smooth

November 16, 2011

They say that what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.  This is clearly complete nonsense, of course. When my newborn baby daughter managed to kick me square in the happy sack during a nappy change it neither killed me, nor made me stronger.  It made me swear a lot and feel a bit pathetic.  That said, if the saying were true I’d be one strong running mofo right now.  The last few months have not exactly gone to plan.

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Yesterday I completed the Virgin London Marathon. I have so much more to say about the whole experience that I really don’t know where to start.

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So F****** Hard!

March 7, 2011

WARNING: This blog post includes a video clip containing both language, and running footage, that that some viewers may find offensive.

On Sunday I took part in the Bath Half Marathon as my final warm up race for the big one in April.  My official line to anyone who was unfortunate enough to ask, was that I was planning to take this one a little easier than my previous effort at Dorney Lake. I’d heard stories about the race being horribly crowded at Bath, and I’d also had a pretty rubbish week in training.

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Greetings, readers!  This latest instalment of my running blog finds me celebrating various mid-way milestones.  Firstly, I’m half way through my training schedule for the London Marathon, secondly I’ve just completed my second half marathon, and lastly I’m (roughly) half way to reaching my marathon sponsorship target of £1,500.

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