Fell Race

Somehow I managed to get myself talked into doing a Category A Fell race in Epping Forest.  Category A Fell Races are as dangerous as Category A prisoners and Category A drugs.   They must have at least 50m of climb per km (this one had more) and no more than 20% of the course on … Continue reading Fell Race

Weather

There has been a lot of weather this week, weather of the cold, wet, grey, wet, windy, wet, wet, wet variety.  This has not made me happy. On Wednesday I went down to the Docklands Watersports Centre for a bit of open water swimming.  This is the first time I've been completely on my own … Continue reading Weather

Watford 10k

Continuing the theme of bonkers runs in unglamorous locations, Monday found me taking a trip to the far end of the Metropolitan line for the Watford 10k.  This was Rosie's fault as she is vaguely local, and all her children were taking part in the 1k and 3k races (and getting ridiculously fast times - … Continue reading Watford 10k

BM10K

Oh dear. I seem to be terribly behind on my blog posts.  I must have been far too busy training to have time to write about training.  Anyway, I'll pick up where I left off, which is somewhere in the Eastbourne Travelodge after being pelted with hailstones and eating vegan kebabs in Brighton. The first … Continue reading BM10K

Upslide Down

On Tuesday I was at the Olympic Park for a run with a bit of a difference.  Instead of running horizontally, I was running vertically - up the Orbit, that is, the peculiar helter-skelter-like structure next to the stadium.  It's 114.5 metres tall with 455 spiral stairs.  I did this event last year and knew … Continue reading Upslide Down

RunThrough Christmas Greenwich Park 10k

Christmas these days seems to be defined by a distinct lack of activity, closures and cancellations and gleeful gluttonous overconsumption of poor quality foodstuffs. Thank god for RunThrough to save us from all this with a festive run in Greenwich Park! They'd pulled out all the seasonal stops, with marshals in inflatable Santa suits and … Continue reading RunThrough Christmas Greenwich Park 10k

RunThrough Chase The Moon Olympic Park 10k

Yesterday it was off to the Olympic Park for another RunThrough race.  Throughout the summer, RunThrough organised a series of "Chase The Sun" races, taking place in a variety of parks throughout London on Wednesday nights, starting at 7pm.  As a shiftworker I am always extraordinarily grateful for any company that puts things on on … Continue reading RunThrough Chase The Moon Olympic Park 10k