In two and a half months I will be a triathlete. So I had better get on with writing some posts about triathlon training. I will take it one discipline at a time. Running You all know how my running is because already because I don't stop talking about it. Swimming Perhaps the biggest surprise … Continue reading Why Be Bad At One Sport When You Can Be Bad at Three?
I am behind on blog posts again; it's the fault of triathlon training. I need to write a long post about how that is going but I don't have time at the moment so here is a little one detailing a rather inauspicious PB. I've beaten my 5k PB three times already this year so … Continue reading The 10k PB
There are four parkruns that I can do on a workday without being late: Mile End, Victoria Dock, Barking and Beckton. I have already done the first three, so finally it was time to tick off Beckton, and so I boarded the Docklands Light Snailway (ha ha ha) on one of the most horrible grey, … Continue reading Beckton parkrun
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
The highlight of my childhood visits to my grandparents' house in Kettering was always a trip to Wicksteed Park. Sailing down the bumpy slide in the children's playground, losing your lunch on the lurching Pirate Ship and of course the terrifyingly precarious Pinfari rollercoaster. In the interim years, I've visited much bigger and fancier rides, … Continue reading Kettering parkrun
It's all kicked off now. Liz, the 7.5 hour London Marathon pacer, has been on several TV and radio news programme and appeared in the national and international press talking about the appalling treatment of slower participants. I've gathered together a few links if you want to fill yourself in: Liz's blog - Marathon Queen … Continue reading Back of the Pack Fight Back
I'll start this post with a quick parkrun round-up: Saturday was my third visit to Hampstead Heath, this time for the B course which is very similar to the A course but with a slightly harder "tail" section with trailier trails and steeper hills - it also finishes significantly higher than it starts. I was … Continue reading The London Marathon: not for snails