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Race reports, so i can remember them when i'm old and grey x

 

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Dublin Marathon 26-11-15

Cycling only due to sprain from 5 weeks away, apart from one run 3 weeks out (Bournemouth Marathon) & then tough windy conditions meant i was up against it for my 3:15 goal.  It was hard from the start, too hard, and with 3 miles to go it was impos...

Bournemouth Marathon 04-10-15

Better late than never huh? - lap top issues again - so i'm on the wife's laptop so will be short with no pics :o( ... so yeah not a lot of running into the build up with a sprain healing and arch pain after a little accident at work and lots of hard tr...

Aylesbury Parkrun #89 19-09-15

So as my fortnightly long run soars above 20 (peaking in 26 @ bournmouth in 2 weeks time), i have increaased the pace to closer to race pace. A great run out with Boydie (my partner for Dublin 3 weeks after Bournemouth) around his 7m asheridge route, 22...

Englefield 10k 30-08-15

So yeah as my long run increases by 2 miles each fortnight up till Bournmouth on the 4th October, the week after remains the same ie. 12m Easy or race 10k. To be honest i really fancied a 10k race! Looked online and bingo! Invited Chris along and the bo...

Gadebridge Parkrun #17 29-08-15

Hectic week at work, made a lot better having help from Clare who took a second week off work after our week away to Gower, a beautiful place, at least when the sun comes out! 50 mile week last week as 6 days a week training continues.  Tuesday was 4x m...

Bearbrook 10k 09-08-2015

Chris arrived Saturday evening, and we chilled out and ate fajitas and drank a couple of my flavoured ciders, had a good chat about our Bournmouth marathon plans etc. He was up here as his good lady had invited the girls round to stay over and there was...

Cassiobury Parkrun #23 01-08-15

Forgot my barcode with my mad dash to get out the door - doh! I've not managed to get down to cassiobury parkrun in watford before, no real reason and actually not because of the many painful memories of running up the hill to the finish during club XC,...

Aylesbury Parkrun #80 18.07.15

Bang - so here we are! Stevo's birthday in the week - 40 again! Made low carb cake again, what a recipe, it uses black beans for the starch, and is only 6g per portion carb... sweet. Oh yeah uses stevia for sweetness. Johnny has come onto the low carb a...

Aylesbury Parkrun #76 20.06.15

A good trot round with the boys, went as hard as i could!  20:28 ... another 16 seconds off...  another comeback pb! Still getting a bit of tiredness, presumably from the low carb which i am continuing, in so far as i am not eating biscuits, sweeties et...

St. Alban's Half Marathon 14...

So yeah, why not :o) Clare, my better half was walking it, and so we got there really early. Clare had a good time and did that in 4 hours. I pushed from the off and managed 1:36:30 Completely outclassed by club mate Laura Sharma however with her 1:34:x...

Black Park Parkrun #310 23....

I arranged a little trip to our old favourite ( i was there for my first ever parkrun back in 19.09.09 for event #10 :o) only this time it was Vince's (a guy from my running club) 250th parkrun... what a guy! I did low carb cake too whcih was awesomely ...

Windermere Marathon 17.05.15

Hi guys,   bit late... i know... had laptop problems again... been a nightmare, but on the up i became less tied to the technology, for a while atleast.   Anyway after london's mini success, a month later after continuing the low carb routine i smacked ...

Aylesbury Parkrun #70 09-05-15

Well the plan originally was to run long and then try out Cassiobury with Johnny, but alas a little late to bed and a serious case of cba meant i got up too late to do that. Then realising Cassiobury is a bit of a hike from where i park my car, i decide...

Inaugral Gadebridge Parkrun ...

So yeah, after London i decided to start the low carb diet. It's pretty close to the Paleo one i was doing for a while. So far it's been going ok. Having read up there are various side effects, which they say are temporary... High urination rates. No m...

London Marathon 27-04-15

So yeah i ran Barcelona last month and stupidly injured myself, so no running for two weeks, then back gently but managed about 5 or 6 runs before London. This meant i woke up Sunday mornin' super nervous hehe. Excited yes sure, but nervous. Hate all th...

Barcelona Marathon 15-03-15

A little late i know, basically i've had computer probs which means i have no mouse on my laptop and that's why i've put it off for so long :o) Having almost recovered from my eye problems we turned up in Barcelona on the Friday.   We nipped into the e...

Berkhamstead Half 01-03-15

  I've recovered from a serious eye infection after being twanged in my eye at work (ouchie) which meant i had to goto Moorfields Eye hospital A&E 3 times over the following 3 days. The treatment was basically eye drops every hour day AND night for...

Tring Parkrun #18 14-02-15

Suddenly i realised i was able to run Saturday AM, which was a nice surprise. There was quite a lot of rain overnight so i knew it was going to be well muddy. After running my first sub 6mm mile in probably a couple of years on mile repeats down the run...

Chiltern League XC #5 - MK - ...

Hello Peeps. Quick report (hopefully) it's nearly my bedtime and i need to get this done first! 1st thing - it was a bit flipping cold... not gonna mention that again but blimey!!! So into the last Cross country meet, with it all to play for... we were ...

Watford Half Marathon 01-02-15

Been a bit quiet on this front, and only for the fact that work tends to go a little crazy when it's cold... and as i'm sure you will all agree it is flippin' freezin' at the mo'! Still, 6 weeks to Barcelona marathon, and 12 till london. Booked in for a...

Tring Parkrun #13 10-01-15

Pretty windy out there, and for a while it was questionable whether we would be allowed to run or not. We would of course be running, just probably closeby in Aylesbury instead. Dave & Johnny & Lucca were coming over from Hemel, Johnny only afte...

Tring Parkrun #05 29-11-14

Well, what a belter of a course this is! Really enjoyed it... Met Tom at 8am and we set off on a 3m cross country around Hastoe on our way to the very scenic Tring Park Parkrun. We got there early enough to have a little loop around the grass area befor...

Dirt Half 15-11-14

I'd never even looked at this local (Leighton Buzzard) race before, wrongly thinking it was one of those tough mudder/grizzly type obstacle events which tbh i have not tried, or fancied... how wrong i was! One of the guys at the club has nutella tendoni...

Chiltern League XC #2 - Bedfo...

Wooo yeah, so nearly decided not to go and do this today, but so glad i made the effort. And boy it was an effort, nearly an hour and a half up the A1, to Kelsoe, an equestrian centre, for some mud and frolics in the rain. Ladies team attendance record,...