Monday , January 27 2020

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Milton Keynes parkrun

We had planned to visit Peckham Rye parkrun this week but Other Dan dropped me a message on Saturday morning to say that his foot still wasn’t 100% so I was on my own again. I wasn’t going to visit a Lon-done parkrun by myself so looked around the outside …

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Salisbury 5-4-3-2-1

Wuss, namby-pamby, lightweight, pansy, sissy, lily liver, fraidy-cat, yellow belly, caitiff, craven, nervous Nellie and wimp. All words that some might apply to me dropping down from the 50k to the 21k five days before the race. I think that I’ll stick with brave, stout, heroic, defiant, valiant, gutsy, hardy, …

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Janathon 2014 – Day 27: Christmas Time (Is Here Again)

Tentative steps, the wrong trainers and here comes the rain again. Finally! I laced up my runners and headed outside for my first run in just over a week. It was glorious to be outside again and running, even with a teeny-tiny cough still appearing every now and then. I …

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Janathon 2014 – Day 18: Drive My Car

Eagles on tour, can I stop now?, wet & muddy, sloooooooooooooooooooooow and a race is missed. The best laid plans… Today didn’t go well. We were meant to go for an easy 30 minute run at Tilgate parkrun, grab a quick hot chocolate to go and drive to Dorking where …

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Abingdon Marathon (2013)

Banishing demons, downpour, new number, gobble gobble, some cheer & some silence, round we go again, shower, spasm, run-walk, cross-country and once around the track. I had such grand plans for my second marathon of the year, which would be my third marathon in total. Unfortunately those plans did not …

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Ealing Mile

The Ealing Mile takes place on the first Friday of each month in Lammas Park on an accurately measured course. The event has been up and running for a few months but work conflicts meant that I had not been able to make any of the previous monthly lunchtime races. …

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Mizuno Reading Half Marathon

The “Eskimo words for snow” claim is a widespread, though disputed, idea that Eskimos have an unusually large number of words for snow. I “amused” myself by trying to come up with a smorgasbord of words to describe the types of rain and sleet that assaulted me throughout my run …

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parkrun #36

We returned to our home parkrun at Gunnersbury Park for the first time in several weeks as The Son decided to undertake a 7km sponsored run in aid of Comic Relief. He had the bright idea of making it 7km because parkrun is 5km and there would be no challenge …

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parkrun #24

I was briefly woken at 4:30am on Christmas Day by the none-too-subtle footsteps of The Son attempting to creep downstairs to see if Santa San had been. I had given strict instructions that this particular household would not be rising until 7:30am at the earliest and I have to admit …

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parkrun #23

Kit list for this weeks parkrun: barcode, flippers, budgie smugglers, and snorkel. All present and correct. The Son briefly poked his arm out of his bedroom window before declaring that he was not intending to run today. I could not blame him really but I do have to commend him …

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