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10K Training and the Borders League

I’ve been off the blogging boil lately as there is a deadline for my coursework coming up. But, I haven’t stopped running. I’m in the final week of my 8-week 10K training plan and out of the seven weeks done, I’ve managed to follow the plan faithfully on three of them. On the surface that… Continue reading 10K Training and the Borders League

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Soft thudding stomp on the grass.Crackle and rustle through the autumn leaves.Snap on twigs in the woods.Clattering spikes on the tarmac paths.Slip slop and squelch in the mud.Wade through a dark mirky stream. All this can mean only one thing. Aside from the fact that poetry is not my strong point, it is also Cross… Continue reading The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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The 300th Birkenhead Parkrun

Today, on a damp, drippy and occasionally downpoury morning, Birkenhead Parkrun celebrated its 300th event. Perhaps it would have been nice to have had the balmy warmth of last Saturday’s run but despite the cooler and wet conditions, there were still almost 400 participants running or walking around the two laps of the course. I… Continue reading The 300th Birkenhead Parkrun

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10K Training: Wk 1 – Keep the Chocolate Coming

I’ve just had the best choccy milk ever. Not one of your fancy lardy shop bought numbers but one that Anne made me, melting plain chocolate powder in a bit of hot water before adding the cold milk, when I called to say I was five minutes away. Simple as. But, coming in after a… Continue reading 10K Training: Wk 1 – Keep the Chocolate Coming

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Wirral Multi-Terrain – Arrowe Park

What is one of the cardinal rules of running a long-distance race? Don’t go off too fast too soon. What did I do yesterday evening in the final Wirral Multi-Terrain event? Go off like a galloping heffalump, huffing and puffing before I got round the first corner. Gathering runners and clouds But it’s so exciting!… Continue reading Wirral Multi-Terrain – Arrowe Park

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Short Term Goals – Training Plans

I am going to attempt to follow a training plan. Now you might have assumed that that’s something I do all the time with all the races I partake in. Errr…no. What I normally do, is just go out and run, sporadically, doing my best to slowly get within the ballpark figure of the distance… Continue reading Short Term Goals – Training Plans