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

 

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(5 of 5) Stevenage Marathon 0...

So the tic tacs were going to be just the same as the Brentwood marathon ie. Easy pace for the 1st 11 miles, then moderate effort till 22, at which point i was to push hard till the end. The rain held off till about 15 mins from the start, about the sam...

(4 of 5) Brentwood Marathon 2...

So yeah after a w0bble at Chelmsford, what was i to do... I knew i'd be on the start line but i was a little unsure about what would be the best way to run it?   An off road 12 lapper through forest & glen.   Good news, the weight is still going the...

(3 of 5) Chelmsford Parks Mar...

After last weeks result i was beginning to feel a little invincible, and ventured over to Chelmsford full of confidence. Sure it was going to be quite warm (18°C) but there would be quite a lot of wind so that looked ok. I'd also lost 5lb after each mar...

(2 of 5) Forest of Dean Marat...

So after completing Bournemouth last Sunday, Clare & I set off pretty early for our day trip to The Forest of Dean. The event director gave us some route tips, which worked really well & we avoided the severn bridge toll to boot. It looked pret...

Bournemouth Marathon 05.10.14

i decided i'd do 5 marathons on consecutive Sundays.... and this was the 1st!  My lot all eventually got up, and we left our house at about 6:15am and made good time all the way down to Bournemouth. A chilly start but clear and lovely.   Excited, the l...

Kent Coastal Marathon 07-09-14

Things seem a lot different these days in that there are so many marathons that you can enter on the day. This being one of them. I can see the sea from here. It is quite a way away from us, about a two hour drive with no traffic, so we left the house ...

Burnham Beeches Half Marathon...

Better late than never :o) Had a manic two weeks at work is the excuse. Only a couple of weeks after Callanish Stones Marathon, but i couldn't resist Johnny's call to battle for late entry into this nice lil' race. It's been on my radar for a few years,...

Callanish Stones Marathon 0...

I found out earlier this year from Alaistair that this marathon has only been run once before i think in 2008, where it went through Stornoway town centre. I was under the impression it was a yearly event. When i heard it was on this year, i jiggled my ...

Welwyn 10k 28-06-14

Krim had showed an interest in this one earlier in the year as he lives a stone's throw from the start, so i'd had us booked in for a month or two. We'd run the NEW Garden City 10 together in September, last year, which was great (report HERE) so high e...

South Downs Marathon 21.06.14

Having had a wonderful sleep at Sis in law's house we arrived at Slindon college, just in time to miss the start of the relay marathon. Saw a few Mighty GVH scurrying to their cars to make it the next leg start for the relay. Our annual Gade Valley outi...

St.Albans Half Marathon 08.06.14

Well it was due to be a scorcher plus i had a couple of concerns over a few niggles i have so i wasn't planning on blasting it, especially two weeks out from The South Downs Marathon. My right knee has been sore during and after runs for a month or so. ...

Aylesbury Parkrun #020 170514

Johnny & Carolina never made it from work, shame but nevermind. Tom North was there so we had fun. I was taking it easy for the first 1k, right till the marshal cheered for the 1st lady who must have been right with me and something happened... i ju...

Gladstone Parkrun #100 10/05/14

So yeah, we kicked of our 3rd Parkrun Tour today, braving the monsoon conditions travelling into London NW10. Not a bad turn out with 9 Mighty GVH making the grade :o) We arrived in plenty of time to have a jog around the undulating 2 lapper, to see wha...

Aylesbury Parkrun #018 03-0...

I'd been meaning to do this parkrun since it began, and so i was glad to finally get round to doing it! It was cold overnight, but the sun was out and it turned out lovely. Andy Bishop was up for it so we bowled over in plenty of time. Once we were ther...

London Marathon 13-04-14

Better late than never right?! :o) So yeah the plan was to help Andrew Bishop get under his pb of 3:42:23(?). We'd done lots of club training together and we were going to go for 3:40:00... works out at 8:23mm. Probably about right based on our training...

Black Park Parkrun #249 29-0...

Since the Ashridge Boundary Run, i have not really been enjoying my running. Picked up a calf niggle and had to miss my long run last Sunday, which was meant to be only my second 20 miler before London that is.... Went to the club on tuesday, all recove...

Inaugural Ashridge Boundary R...

Oh wow! What a day. This was the inaugural Ashridge Boundary Run, and from the webbie race information HERE, we were a bit worried about navigating the course. It's basically the outer boundary route around the Ashridge Estate, which boasts ivinghoe bea...

Berkhamstead Half Marathon 02...

So well here we go again. I love this lil' gem of a course. Sure it has hills and stuff but they are gentle, or if not gentle then they are short and that is easily offset by the lovely downhill sections that seem to go on for miles. The scenery is fant...

Chiltern League XC - Milton K...

Johnny was a star, coming to get me 'cos i had car trouble. We headed down to the church and filled up the car with Steve, Simon & Ross. On the way up it seemed the weathermen had got it wrong, as it was all bright sunshine. On arrival however, a ma...

Watford Half Marathon 02/02/14

Well, what a beautiful day to go running on... a little chilly but the sun was out and everything, perfect running conditions. The plan was to get Krim round for a pb... beating 1:55:26. Sounded ok and definitely doable. Krim's back has been giving him ...

Osterley Parkrun #021 18-01-14

So 6 of us make it to Osterley, the final venue on the current GVH worldwide Parkrun tour; though rumor has it there could be more dates announced soon! Free parking to anyone with a barcode - nice touch. Osterley House & Parkrun START/FINISH Really...

Herts XC Champs 05-01-14

My daughter's laptop decided to pack in aswell so I'm reduced to my phone hehe.    I arrived in the nick of time, just pinning my number on as the whistle went meaning we should move to the start area. I'm quite a fan of running around cassiobury park,...

New Year's Double

Bah, my laptop won't charge, so behind with all the race reports. Here they are in shorthand! Pednor 10 - 29/12/13 Krim & I jogged around this. He was in much better shape than me, i'd not run for a week since the alternative men's xmas do a week pr...

Oak Hill Parkrun #117 30.11.13

Having not run since Herbert's hole where my calf gave me trouble, 13 days previous, i was starting to think i needed to get running again... something which i had not mustered the energy to do myself as work has gone ballistic since it's got cold.... I...