Monday , January 27 2020

Tag Archives: Marathon Training

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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Meon Valley Plod

Last year I had a rude introduction to trail running thanks to the Longman 18.5m Falmer Run (note to self: publish the bloody blog post about it) where I slogged through the mud and hills admiring the stunning scenery across the South Downs. I loved every minute of it, especially …

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Finchley 20

It’s spring marathon season and the 20 mile races and running events are coming thick and fast now. The Finchley 20 is a local race organised by Hillingdon AC that was originally founded in 1933 by the then Finchley Harriers, who along with Ruislip and Northwood A.C. were the two …

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The Adventures of Tim – Brighton Marathon Expo

The Brighton Marathon race packs are no longer posted out, which means that a trip to the expo is required on the Friday or Saturday before the marathon. Thankfully the company I work for have an office in Brighton, just a stones throw from the expo, so I casually made …

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parkrun #78

The Son wasn’t budging from his bed, mostly due to a late night watching the Spurs U21 team beating their Gooner counterparts at White Hart Lane on Friday night, while Mrs Dan wanted to join one of the exercise classes at the gym. This left me to make my way …

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Longman Brighton – Falmer 18.5 miles

I am so used to writing nice reviews of races and suddenly I have to go into rant mode to write about the Longman Brighton – Falmer 18.5 miles trail race. Except I struggle. This race goes down as one of the most poorly organised races that I have entered, …

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Janathon 2014 – Day 31: I Am the Walrus

An anticlimax as the rain falls down. My Janathon ended in a whimper and not a bang. THE PLAN called for… a rest day. That seemed a crap way to finish the month so I decided to switch days around and run an easy 3 miles and make the next …

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Janathon 2014 – Day 29: Hello, Goodbye

4 miles easy and runners don’t wave. A gentle 4 mile excursion on the Thames footpath on the Isle of Dogs during my lunchtime. There are plenty of other runners out at the moment (I don’t see any of them in the winter though… just saying) so I decided to …

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Janathon 2014 – Day 28: The Fool on the Hill

Night time hills. Day 2 of my running week and THE PLAN called for 8 miles total with 8 hill repeats. Mrs Dan had a work dinner meeting planned so I was home early to get some food in front of The Son and was then out on my run. …

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