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02 Dec

Running in the cold

Looks like tonight is going to be the first proper cold night of running. This morning had a slight frost and current temperature is just hovering above freezing. I have a fair idea what I am going to wear tonight. Will be interesting to see if I stay sufficiently warm whilst I am running and […]

01 Dec

The future

I don’t want to wait until the New Year before I make a change to my life. We can do that at any point. Have had to pull out from two races at the end of the year due to illness. Time to start focusing on my objectives for 2020. A couple of repeat ultras […]

21 Dec

Year draws to a close

Has been a bit of a learning year for me on various levels this year. Have fallen short of my running target for the year and haven’t really improved. Too little running and too little focus have been my big problems. Have managed to do two more ultras this year and knocked over 30 minutes […]

08 Oct

100th parkrun

Note: I started writing this in 2017 and never got round to finishing it. I have now made it past 160 and still in love with parkrun. Better late than never! I have been running for about 3 and a half years. When I started, 1 mile was a struggle and left me with a […]

29 Jul

Running slump

I have hit a bit of a slump in my running. Hoping that being a bit more active on my website might act as a slight motivator in driving things forward. Fingers crossed!

17 Jan

Riverbank Rollick

Today was the Riverbank Rollick, a muddy 9 miles of cross country fun.  After my recent running problems, was worried that I couldn’t finish. Was expecting more mud but the conditions were challenging enough! The road sections were a welcome relief from the mud. Slightly disappointed in the weather as the section on the banks […]

13 Jan

Running Journal

I have normally recorded my runs on Strava. For christmas, I got a book to write them down. The book has pages for each day of the year and space to record two runs per day. At the moment, I am finding the lack of space slightly restrictive but it is good tool to try […]

12 Jan

Little bit here, little bit there

In order to try and push myself further this year, I am trying to run a little bit each day. Might be problematic to do this with some work commitments, but with a little careful planning, should be okay. If I remain injury free…

12 Jan

Getting worried…..

Went for another little run last night. Left calf became really tight. Didn’t want to risk an injury by carrying on, so I walked for a bit, ran for bit all the way home. I wanted to make sure my body was fine for a 10km on Sunday. I open my emails this morning and […]

11 Jan

Christmas presents

I got quite a few running presents in my stocking for Christmas so I will write up the occasional review as and when I get to fully test them out.

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