Category: Half-Marathon

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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 ...

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On the run…again

We're roughly two months out from his year's Royal Park's Half-marathon and I'm back into training with gusto. I ran almost every morning when in South Beach last month and, while it was far too hot and humid, it was great to get a few kms under my belt. Also a great way to take in South ...

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The morning after

After my epic fall while running yesterday, I had to deal with the fallout last night and this morning. Last night, my elbow kept me awake - I kept rolling over on it, movements which were quickly followed by eye-opening pain. So, not much sleep. This morning, my alarm went off and I eased myself ...

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Two days of sun?!

Amaze-balls! It got up to 25C here this afternoon and I enjoyed as much of the sun as I possibly could. I kicked off with a training run which, in hindsight, wasn't a superb idea. While I've previously trained in as much as 28C and direct sunlight in Spain, I was well-hydrated and ran with ...