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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

The Salisbury 5-4-3-2-1 is an undulating/hilly walk or trail run through the historical region of Wessex with the start & finish at Salisbury Fire Station. It is run on quiet park roads, bridleways and public paths, through areas of outstanding natural beauty, many not normally open to the general public. There …

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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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Olympathon Challenge :: Day 3

In the office today so it’s my second running day of the week and I admit to eyeing the clouds outside very carefully. There I was sitting in the meeting room idly gazing down at the guy mowing the lawn outside in the bright sunshine when suddenly ominous grey & …

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Juneathon 2012 – Day 6: Drenched

The Son is off for the reminder of the week due to school half-term so we have him signed up for a half day session at one of the local kids holiday clubs with the remainder of the day spent with me at home while I am working. We have …

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