Monday , January 27 2020

Tag Archives: Ealing Eagles

Sunday XC League – Trent Park

What a difference a year makes. My first appearance at Trent Park was the corresponding fixture in 2013. The day after the Eagles Christmas party. I felt awful and the fumes floating around our tube carriage was enough to get fellow passengers pissed as a newt. Scroll forward 12 months …

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Ridgeway Run

Overweight, unfit, and barely running. None of which are valid reasons to stop a last-minute sign-up for the Ridgeway Run trail race. I spotted an old Facebook post on the Eagles page and could not resist a hilly countryside run. The race is organised by Tring Running Club and usually …

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Hilly Fields parkrun

A merry band of Eagles took the train to Ladywell station to run at Hilly Fields parkrun. Simon was running his 100th different parkrun location to join the unofficial Cowell Club. Someone tried to find a 100 balloon but failed. Instead Simon journeyed across London and ran a parkrun with …

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Barking parkrun

A tube trip across London with Other Dan to meet some daring parkrun tourist Eagles for a mass visit to Barking parkrun. All went well except for neither of us checking directions and then wandering around a bit as we waited for a phone signal. The run consisted of some …

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Highbury Fields parkrun

A solo jaunt through London on a Saturday morning to take in the 5 and a bit laps of Highbury Fields parkrun. Other Dan was off somewhere or other and The Son was fast asleep so that left me by myself. That’s until I bumped into fellow Eagle Robin. He …

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Gade Valley 20

Marathon training continues and this week we were hosted by the ever friendly Gade Valley Harriers at their annual 20 mile run, which is part of their marathon training run series. Last year I ran the 17 mile route with Other Dan and this year I returned with a car …

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The National

The National Cross Country Championships. THE bloody NATIONAL freakin CROSS bloody COUNTRY awesome CHAMPIONSHIPS. There can’t be many other sports where you can pay your entry fee and race the national champs alongside the top competitors. Even in running we can all enter the major marathons but you’re not actually …

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Brentwood parkrun

A drive around the M25 for me and Other Dan this week to help celebrate the 100th parkrun for Simon and the 50th for Jane (both fellow Eagles). There are two car parks near to the start & finish area and we plumped for the larger one, which is next …

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parkrun #100

Other Dan away, The Son Runs, and 100 not out. A return to Gunnersbury parkrun with The Son to complete my 100th parkrun. Other Dan is away on his honeymoon but he sent me a congratulatory message in the morning – nice one Other Dan. In the end it was …

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