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Three years ago it I had a crazy idea to run a marathon so later that year I choose to run the New York marathon it was incredible, I would like to do a NYC again someday.  Since then I have completed 4 marathons and the training doesn't get any easier, but the race days are great. My last one was Boston on the 20th April. Hopefully will get to race in London in the not too distance future.

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Boston Marathon

Hi Well the Marathon was last weekend, just over an hour out to the start from the city, a little bit foggy and frosty on the way out, but the race was a sunny and a good day for running, the course is a tough course.  But it was a good day, the course ...

It always hard to start!

Hi So I finally thought I had better start getting some miles under my belt, so I put my hats and gloves on, and some trainers that I hadn't ran more than a couple of miles in and off I when didn't have a particular distance in mind but just wanted to g...

Build up to training

Hi Well, as I embark on another marathon challenge, the start is exciting as much as it is painful...as in April will be lining up for another marathon, my 4th. Is any one going to Boston? Hope everyones training for London is going well.

The Berlin Marathon

3rd marathon completed.... and another very enjoyable weekend.  After arriving after a crash bang wallop landing in Berlin, the first job was to find the hotel, in the end it was not too bad, it turned out to be about 50 meters from the train sta...

Exciting!

Hi I'm now getting quite excited about this weekend, nearly all summer the thought if I should run, at the end of notts half I was 25-75 against running in Berlin, but a 20 miler 2 days later with help of a friend between 6-14 miles a...

Overview

Well with suffering of injuries and work commitments, my goal to qualify for Boston next spring in Berlin on the 28th Spetember, has now died, disappointed with that, the goal now is to run and enjoy the race...looking forward to seeing some marathon fa...

Half Notts

Today was the notts half, it was quite a good race,  the course was good and well supported.  The race itself was quite good, felt not to bad till about 12 miles where I felt a bit tired, but had an ambulance was going was just ahead of me for the last ...

slow run

Today was a little bit of a slog.....was a slow run, legs felt like lead and didn't have any energy to go a little bit quicker.... not to good considering,but I'm just putting it down to having an off day, a week of swimming,cross training and li...

Hot runs!

Well as the marathon is gettting a little closer now....time for some running....  I had a week in the south of France a couple of weeks ago and I decided that it would be good to go for a run to how much fitness I had got....we went out for a me...

Overview

Hi Welcome to my blog, after deciding to run the New york marathon for charity and enjoying it soo much and getting great support from this site, i decided to carry on, and have since done Chicago, which was brutal with the heat. I ha...

Hinckley Half!

Hi This morning was the Hinckley half, unfortunatly due to a slight knee injury, it meant not running, but when I was standing around the start area was quite happy to not be running as it was very warm, I think it was about 25C .  Al...

Reading!

2nd Half Marathon completed, it was good to run with a friend.  After a pretty slow start, got in to the running till about 4 miles and was going to quickly so had to slow the pace, a little. Though 6 miles in around 50 mins, and 8 miles in an ho...

last pre race run

Hello Now I have completed my final run before the run on Sunday, wasn#t a bad 6 miles...a little slower than I want to run, but didn't feel too bad. Looking forward to sunday. 

Overview

After running in New York, then in the heat of Chicago last autumn, I have decided to run in Berlin, after running not for a charity in Chicago, I am running for  charity.  I would like to run a sub 3:30 race but will have to see, considering tha...

Long run aches!

With Reading being just  two weeks away , I thought I have better get a long run under my belt. It did help being sunny!  I had my dad pick me up and take me back to his house, which was under 10 miles away, had my faithful Camelbak with me...but...

Car Trouble!

Hello Well I have suffered a problem with my car and it is now at the garage to be repaired...but I thought how do I get to work! So I thought I would run to work! 5 miles a morning..... training for reading has started but watching t...

Hard Work!

Hi I decided that if I am going to actually run in Reading and not jog round, I better start with a slow run! So for the first time since Chicago, I donned the running gear...it was cold and then turned wet, but for some bizarre reaso...

Happy Christmas!

Hi All A wish message to wish you all a very merry christmas and great New Year. Hopefully a injury free and good year of running for all. Cheers  Rich

Chicago revisted!

Hi Today was horrible wet and windy outside, but I was transported back to the sunny day in Chicago for the marathon as the dvd arrived of the race... it bought back some great memories, at one point the course is completly deserted! ...

New York..other news

Hi Don't know about you guys that ran in NYC last year, but I was slightly jealous of the runners that were lining up for the start...looked a great day for the race...I didn't watch all of it as was at a friends for lunch, who let me...

Not much running!

Hi Well apart from the want to enter  the Leics half marathon the week after Chicago, which luckily was full!  and going to the gym a few times after coming back.. the body said give me a rest!  so I have picked up a cold... hopefully...

What an Interesting event!

    2 weeks ago, in 24 hours I was going to be running in the Chicago marathon, 48 hours ago, had received a email  warning of the possibility that it may be warm, and advised to wear sunglasses and sun screen... as I was coming for a marat...

HOT HOT Chicago!

Hi Well that was an experince......never I had ran 200 meters in temp nearly reaching 40C! let alone a marathon!  the top atheltes are incredible fit to finish in 2:11.... If you get a chance to run chicago, I would..it;s  well organi...

HOCKEY

Guys As I here, few days before the rest of you, I can try and locate the hockey place, and then we don';t have to worry where it is....