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A tribute to Jade Goody

This morning I went for my weekend long run - the long loop around Hankley and Frensham commons, about 2 hours 40 minutes.  Normally I don't see many people on this run but today there seemed to be some sort of sponsored walk taking place - hundr...

How many miles is that?

Evening all!  I hope you all survived Friday the thirteenth relatively unscathed.  My training tonight ; warm up then three times 10 minutes fast (two minutes jog inbetween) then jog home.  I do this session on a fairly flat circuit around Beacon...

Memories of 1981

Well I don't know what the weather was like in your part of the world today but here in Surrey we had a tropical monsoon.  If this keeps up, who knows, we might even get  our hosepipe ban lifted.  Fortunately it had cleared up by the time I went ...

Gosport half marathon

Went running for an hour early this morning over the common.  This is always a pleasant time to be out with the mist rising and the birds and animals stirring. On another note, we have just got back from Portsmouth.  My 12 year old go...

A date with Jane

Just got in, we've had a very nice day out and just to prove that I have a life outside of running, I'm going to tell you all about it.    We had some friends over from Germany and, being literary types, we made the short journey ov...

All hail the everpresents

Did my weekend long run this morning; did my usual three laps around the punchbowl.  After all the rain of the previous few days there was glorious autumn sunshine.  Strangely there seemed to be few people out to enjoy it; I ran for two and a hal...

The best training in the worl...

Rain, rain, rain! When will it ever stop! I'm fed up with finishing training looking like a drowned rat. Anyway my session today was - warm up (10 mins) then 1 X 10 minutes hard followed by 10 X 1minute hard (1 minute jog recovery). Jog home. ...

Memories of...1981

Training tonight - fastish run on road.  Warm up (10 mins) then twice round my regular lap round Haslemere; about 6 miles in total.  First lap 17:30, second lap 18:10.  Total time 35:40. Jog home     And so ...

Two's company

This morning I drove down to Hankley Common to do a long run of twice round the long circuit.  Normally I do my long runs on my own, but today I had company.  Following my previous post (Sept 16th) I was contacted by Julia Armstrong who informed ...

Carry on regardless

A dull damp day.  Ten minutes warm up then 4 times one and a third miles (approx) on road. 7:36, 7:42, 7:47 and 8:01. Average time 7:46. Trot home slowly.     Which brings us to my lesson for today (pay atte...

Those last two miles

Training tonight consisted of a hill session.  In my case this means a two mile run out to a steepish hill of about 200 metres.  I try to stride up it, lifting my knees and pumping with my arms, followed by a jog back down.  I start off with ten ...

Weekend long run...on Monday

Because of the race I missed my weekend long run so I ended up doing it on Monday instead.  Ran out to the Devil's Punchbowl, ran three times round the long lap and them home; about two and a half hours in total.  This is my favourite area to tra...

Southern 6-stage road relay

And so the competitive season begins anew!  Saturday afternoon saw me travelling the short distance to the Rushmoor arena near Aldershot for the Southern area six-stage road relay.  I remember the arena from years ago as the site of spectacular a...

Demolition Dad

Training today was extremely dull (half an hour jog around the common; I've got a race coming up tomorrow), so instead I shall veer wildly off topic and recommend to you a television programme this Sunday on Channel 5. If you have kid...

Looking ahead

Training tonight; warm up (10 mins) then 1x 10 mins hard, 1x5 mins, 1X3 mins, 1x1 min.  Jog home. Moving a bit better today.  I haven't yet stated my aims for next year's London Marathon, so here are my ambitions in ascending order. ...

Why no-one watches athletics ...

Training tonight; fast run on road (fast being a relative term here).  Two laps round Hammer Vale circuit; first lap 40:08, second lap 43:02; total time 83:10.  Well I am improving slowly. I have moved up from dead slow to just plain slow. ...

Weekend long run

A dull grey morning; ran down the hill to Hankley Common, did one long loop of the common then back up the hill and home.  Total time 2 hours and 20 minutes; not too bad.     Hankley Common can be a highly e...

First post.......first moan

Well here it is, my first post, and already I'm complaining, (might as well start out as I mean to continue)!  Have just tried to enter the Twickenham 10 mile race next month only to find the race is full up, no further entries. The cheek of it, d...