Category: Half-Marathon

Taking sensible steps

When there's too much going on and you're not able to do it all...time to be sensible and let something go.

Royal Parks Half: 30 days to go!

In what is becoming a bit of a tradition round these parts, I'm running the Royal Parks half-marathon. In just 30 days! It's definitely my favourite half-marathon. The route is spectacular and it's normally really well organised. Not something that can be said for all large races. And, as usual, I'm running to raise funds ...

A half-marathon development

Yesterday afternoon, just before I left my office, I was emailed by the lovely team at Epilepsy Action, offering me a place in the upcoming Royal Parks half-marathon. Wow. I'd put myself in the draw for race places directly with the race organisers several months ago, but was unsuccessful. So I gracefully accepted I wasn't ...

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Royal Parks half-marathon 2016

I live! I didn't just survive this year's Royal Parks half-marathon, I enjoyed every minute of it! It was, as ever, a well organised and very picturesque race. But the addition of some unexpected sunshine was simply an added bonus. My pacing was a little off due to navigating early crowds and needing to stop ...

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Royal Parks Half – here we go!

I'm sitting in my kitchen, sipping a coffee and preparing to get dressed. At 0900, I'll start the Royal Parks half-marathon and run 13 miles / 21km around London's stunning parks. All in aid of Epilepsy Action. Training has gone well and I've been very pleased with my longer runs, both in terms of pace ...

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20km across London

I went for my longest half-marathon training run this morning, hitting the 20km marker. Leaving Canary Wharf, I followed by usual route, looping round to Green Park, but then continuing down to Waterloo station. Where I paused for breath before hopping on the tube home. I have to say I enjoyed every step of the ...

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Getting comfortable with 17km

I went for another long run this morning, from Canary Wharf over to Green Park again. All part of my preparation for October's Royal Park's Half-marathon (you're getting so bored hearing about this, I just know it!). Anyway, I was a little bit slower this morning, partly due to some pretty horrific insomnia last night (heat-induced, ...

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Royal Parks half-marathon: just a little bit further

I had a fab run yesterday morning. I'd planned to go a little it further than last time and cast my mind back to my training runs for last year's London Marathon. (Oh, the painful memories!) Anyway, I wanted to have a challenging, long run an not simply go round in a loop. My most ...

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Royal Parks Half-marathon: Taking it up a notch

I ran 9km over lunch yesterday, in the wonderful London sun. And despite waking up to glorious sun this morning, it seems to have evaporated and gone elsewhere. Nonetheless, I topped up my (very depleted) caffeine levels and hit the streets. (As an aside, my running is fuelled by caffeine, not enthusiasm. Running sans cafe ...