The relentless search for a sub 36 parkrun finish to end the year continued this week with a trip to Dulwich. I was going to do something entirely different, but when I found out that the London Vegan Runners were visiting this lovely, off-flat, corner free, immaculately tarmacked and picturesque parkrun I felt my ship … Continue reading PB Chasing: South London Tour
It is five years now since I started running, and in the whole of that time I have never, ever run a 5k race or parkrun in less than 35 minutes. Until now. It was back to my old friend, Chase The Moon at the Olympic Park. I always run a bit faster at the … Continue reading Over The Moon
I saw the work physio yesterday. He spent a while prodding my tibiæ (I had to Google the plural of "tibia") and poking them with what looked like a vibrating tuning fork, before agreeing with my self-assessment that I had a case of shin splints but no fracture and needed to take a week or … Continue reading RunThrough Chase The Sun Finsbury Park
Photos from Saturday at the Race Village I'll get the important bit over and done with: the weather on the day of the 2018 Brighton Marathon turned out almost perfectly. It was cool and grey for the majority of the race, with an hour of not-too-heavy rain, and a little sun round about the time … Continue reading Brighton Marathon 2018
Sir Mo Farah was said to be quaking in his trainers today, as veteran Walthamstow athlete Suzi Brent set a new 10,000 metre PB of 1:10:54 at the venue formerly known as Waltham Forest Pool and Track. Said Mo: "This is getting beyond a joke. This time last year I could run three 10ks in … Continue reading New Track 10km PB!
This weekend's parkrun marked a return to my usual form of A Bit Slow rather than Completely Useless. I picked Dulwich this week because a) descriptions of the course on the parkrun Facebook group made it sound appealing b) I was staying at my mother's house in Beckenham, and she offered to drive me there. … Continue reading Dulwich parkrun
Five twelve hour day shifts since I updated last, so training has consisted of: 2 x workout at Shit Gym Opposite Work (I might sack this place off soon, I only really went because I had a crush on one of the PTs) 1 x yoga at Shit Gym Opposite Work 1 x 17 minute … Continue reading Marathon Training (21 weeks to go)