Monthly Archives: January 2010

Keep it ticking over

Nice little 10 miler today with a half-decent 8:33 average pace. This is a bit of a leap into the unknown right now as my prescribed training plan finished with the first race and with the first three races pretty … Continue reading

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Training back on track

Well that’s my first post-marathon speedwork session out of the way. A 5 mile run with 3 miles at a sub-8:00 pace which I found no trouble at all to maintain so I’m feeling pretty much back to normal. The … Continue reading

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Why am I not doing London?

A few people have asked me why I didn’t apply for one of the many charity places in the London Marathon when I was rejected from the public ballot and this has become┬áthe subject of┬áseveral arguments so I thought I … Continue reading

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Gloucester Marathon Official Result

Just picked up the official results for yesterday, which you can download here. My official time was 3:54:53 in the end, which probably equates to the fact that I didn’t hear the start call so my watch began when I … Continue reading

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Gloucester Marathon Complete

Well that’s the first one out of the way and I managed to do it in 3:54:50 so I achieved the sub-4:00 time I was hoping for. The race overall was good, quite well organised and we certainly had good … Continue reading

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Getting Ready

Well tomorrow is the big day! Last night I went for a short, easy run just to keep things ticking over and to get my head around tomorrow’s race. It’s like a step into the unknown now as this will … Continue reading

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Counting Down

Just a 5 mile tempo run tonight, counting down to the weekend and the first of the 12. Pacing was spot-on target and I felt there was plenty left in reserve in the last mile when I slowed it down. … Continue reading

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Destination Berlin

After a rave review from a friend of mine over Christmas I decided to go for it and enter the Berlin Marathon in September (now confirmed). I’m looking forward to it as it’s rated as one of the flattest Marathons … Continue reading

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1 Week to First Race

The joining instructions for the Gloucester Marathon arrived in the post this morning, all getting very close now as it’s only one more week to go. Reading through the notes it seems like an ok route although I’m not ecstatic … Continue reading

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Fame at Last!

Got a mention in my hometown local paper last night. You can read the article here which has attracted some attention from a few old friends. I’m expecting a mention in one or two of the local papers where I … Continue reading

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