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

 

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Herbert's Hole 17.11.13

So yeah this one's been in the diary for a while, a multiterrain 10k, 5 mins drive away. Got my new X-Talon 190s, so was keen to go. Arrived in plenty of time to park, and pick up my number. A fair few GVH were here today, including a number of them who...

Chiltern XC #2 - Oxford 09.1...

So yeah, last minute, as usual(?) i was sorting the spikes & the mudclaws out & getting everything ready etc, finally leaving for Oxford with an ETA on the satnav of 1409.... 9 minutes after the gun! Made it for 1345 though, which was lucky eh ?...

Bushy Parkrun # 488 - 02/11/2013

i felt decidedly groggy when the alarm went at 0620, and so it was a gargantuan effort just to get out of bed and make myself do this thang! This thang being the next installment in the Almighty GVH Parkrun tour 2013 tm calendar... nuff said, get up ya ...

Ricky Road Run 10m 27.10.13

Well Krim did his back in erecting his mahoosive shed and so couldn't run, which meant i had no excuse to jog around this time! The weather was lovely and all was looking good. I'd not run this race since the new route was implemented a few years ago bu...

Chiltern XC #1 - Watford 19....

Finally the XC season gets underway, yay! Been looking forward to this for a while. Was planning on doing a parkrun this morning but tbh was soo tired i cba. And the weather?... well the weatherman didn't seem to have a clue what was going on, the forec...

The Ridgeway Run 13.10.13

So yes, the weathermen got it right for once and it was very wet. We arrived in time to nab a great parking spot about 100 yards from the finish line, and made our way to the cricket pavillion which was the race HQ. Krim got his number sorted, and we sa...

St.Albans Parkrun #92 12.10.13

So my mate at work was a no show... pffft John Magennis you're officially rubbish!! :o) Undeterred i wanged it over to St.Albans where i knew atleast 3 GVH were planning to be (once i got my car going that is - flippin' cars eh?). It's the Ridgeway 15k ...

Bedford Sprint Triathlon 06.1...

Well what a beautiful day it turned out to be... that was when the sun finally came up!...I didn't realise it was such an early start - i'm informed it's so most of the bike is out of the way before the roads get busy +we're about an hours drive away. I...

NEW Garden City 10 29.09.13

Well wow, what a gem of a race this is. I was expecting some serious punishment if the course profile was anything to go by... But the hills were not so tough and infact, for me personally, easily outweighed by the wonderful long gentle downhill sectio...

Gunnersbury Parkrun #99 28....

Picked up Dave and his boy William after their paper round, then flew down the M1 and on to Acton for the fourth and final (for now!) GVH parkrun tour. William fell at the start of St.Albans Parkrun last week, and gashed his knee up a bit, and i was tak...

Black Park Parkrun #221 14-0...

Paul was a noshow, and i was a little late setting off but just about made it in time.. Mr.Priddy lays down the law ..and we're off!   The weather was good to run in, about 11°C i think, and the rain held off which was fine with me. For the first mile i...

Magic Mile

So a whole bunch of short speed sessions down the club behind us.. tonight was the real thing, exciting stuff. Been excited most of the afternoon... I was hoping to beat the approximate 6 minutes i'd managed in training, and when told to predict the exa...

Gunpowder Parkrun #96 07-09-13

Didn't think i would be able to make the second event in the GVH parkrun tour, but as it happens it worked out well and i managed to get along. Not a bad turn out despite a few no shows due to the dunstable 20 tomorrow and the hard as snails ;o) Johnny ...

Upton Court Parkrun #37 24-...

13 'ardcawr GVH brave the rain   ... and it didn't turn out too bad after all weather wise, it was pretty warm and the light drizzle was good.   This was event 1 in the GVH parkrun tour 2013. In a fortnight is the Gunpowder parkrun , but alas i will p...

Bearbrook 10k 11/08/13

This is definitely one of my favourite races and i look forward to it most years whether i'm competitive or not. It can be quite a fast course with a gentle uphill for the 1st four miles, and then a steeper descent for the final 2 miles.   A mad dash...

St.Albans Parkrun #81 27.0...

So i get a text from Johnny saying it's St.Albans this week not MK... ok, no worries. 0815h at his, no worries; that is until i look at my phone and see its 0756 :o) Quick coffee and off i go. The beauty about St.Albans is that it is so close... Had a l...

Plymvalley Parkrun #42 13-07-13

So i'd decided that i wasn't going to let a 45 minute drive from where we were staying in the Deer Park Resort in Cornwall put me off, & so it was... John & Yvonne came along for the ride... which was pretty hectic as we went the windy route (ar...

St.Albans Parkrun #77 29.06.13

We were due to goto MK today but with Johnny unable to get out of bed, we plumped for St.Albans instead, bowling up quite early in our shiny red "50" t-shirts. With Mandy of course! Steve & Claire arrived & Mr Storrie was spotted aswell! A very ...

Black Park Parkrun #208 22-06-13

So yeah, Johnny & I completed our 50th Parkrun 3 weeks ago or somet and hadn't been down to pick up our shirts *tut* so we decided we were to make the effort this week. It was an effort too, let me tell you, barely recovering from the 2nd week of my...

Black Park Parkrun #204 - 18/...

Krim was a no show... doh. Mandy fancied a lie in aswell, left just Johnny & I. Got there well early and did a lap of the lake to warm up... was feeling really pretty rough after a few beers and a massiVe curry last night. Saw Vinnie on the start li...

Milton Keynes Parkrun #171 1...

Bit of a cold start but i was ontime for once and we left Johnny's at about 8am. Quick stop at McD's for a potty break (saves the hassle one gets at the gym if you try and use the toilets these days), and then we park at the car park by the finish area....

Watford 10k 06-05-13

Behind with reports so here we go in brief! Kids were booked in the 1k & 3k, and myself in the 10k, all under the united banner of the...   Framework Foundation Had to do what i could to support the amazing efforts of Matt Loddy and his team!! Great...

St.Albans Parkrun #68 27.04.13

Can't believe i felt fit enough to do a parkrun so soon after London, but i guess this is one of the benefits of not going all out :o) Plus i really wanted to try out my new Hoka trainers... Tom the newest member of the sub 3 club came along, as did Dav...

VLM 2013

After an early rise and arriving at the Fast Good For Age Enclosure right by the Red start, we grabbed a complementary coffee, then sat down by the changing marquee and chilled out. The 30 seconds silence for Boston was touching, as was the applause af...