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

 

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Herts 10k

This was a sweet race. 2500+ people so was a bit crowded. They asked us all to wear the race T-Shirt for the race. That was a sight to behold - 2500 runners (and walkers) weaving their way through the Hertfordshire countryside. Not one for a PB ...

Abbots Tough Ten 05/10/08

Nice little race this. I was injured still from such a valiant effort at Bexhill the week before so i only managed about 48 mins. Poured with rain but was a laugh. The big hill at the end wasn't all that to be honest. It was the only bit i could go full...

Bexhill 10k

Wowza! great day down on the south coast. Got a PB on 10k with 41:11. So chuffed. Thats like 6:38 min miles!! Absolutely lovin' that! Thanks to John & Yvonne for the support!

Bearbrook Joggers 10k

A really nice race this one. And pretty local to me. The weather was fine throughout, tho' the wind did whip up a bit during the race and there was even rain just as i was leaving. Loads of parking. Yummy refreshments. Really well organised tbh. Well ap...

Milton Keynes 1/2...

Not one of the greatest races, but all in all was ok. Managed to get  PB despite carrying some sort of hamstring injury. 1:42:21. Could have nailed that also but i took it easy for the 1st 5 miles in case there was a problem. Some scenic parts lift you...

New Trainers...

Having clocked up pretty much 500 miles on my Asics 2130's and also creating a little tear in the inside of my left shoe which caused me a blister at about mile 10 on my last race in St.Albans; I decided i was overdue a new pair. I ventured up to "Up a...

St.Albans Half Marathon...

Wow what an amazing race. Very very well organised; water every 2 miles.. which was needed in the baking sun. Although between miles 3 and 10 was all shaded on the whole. I ran an absolute blinder coming in in about 1:42.36;  that's an astonishing 7:46 ...

Grimsay 10k...

OMG what can i say. 2 days ago i ran around benbecula, the island, just to the north of my folk's house. Clocked up 16miles.  So when i heard of this little race today i thought i could plod around with my calves of steel and not produce anything amazin...

Watford 10k Fun Run

So much for taking it easy lol. Despite a really crowded start i managed to hoof it round in e44:17 according to my stopwatch although that was the time I recorded from me crossing the START line, to me crossing the FINISH line. Unfortunately i think ...

Gym Review...

Popped in today for my bi-monthly or so review. Was quite good. A lot of questions answered etc and i feel very positive about it. We are basically going to carry on as we are but introducing some new stuff like the superman, back extensions hyper exten...

justgiving site set up...

Go here to donate to Centrepoint, the leading charity in the UK helping homeless and socially excluded young people to rebuild their lives.They are fantastic and any donations will be put to good use. I would of course say that as my wife works for them...

Injury thoughts...

I found it quite difficult of late; having produced quite good results in a few 10k and 10 mile races, to then having my 1st real injury and having to teach myself to hold myself back. This is still very difficult. The enormous sense of well being i got...

Fell off the wagon and rolled...

My fall included the usual excesses of chocolate, cooked breakfasts and sleep. For the first few days i put it down to training too hard and my working nights. After about day 3 or 4 however it became clear this was not the case, although the break was ...

Overview

This blog will cover my general fitness training hopefully and ultimately my training for the London Marathon 2009, which i signed up to the public ballot of  this afternoon!!