Tag: London Marathon

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A post-Xmas recovery run

I flew back from Scotland yesterday morning, having spent a few days absorbing calories from the very air around me. It was a typical post-Xmas scenario: in just the three days spent in Scotland, it was meal after meal, battling the Scottish cold and damp and eating more to feel better. This included meals out, ...

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A marathon mince-pie run

Like some sort of crazy person, I went for a run on Christmas morning. To add to the madness, I ran 11.6km across unfamiliar Dutch countryside. Thank jeebus for GPS and Google Maps is all I can say. Getting a last minute entry to the 2015 London Marathon has shocked me into action. That and ...

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Exciting and petrifying

Wow. I had all but given up on the idea of running a marathon in 2015, when I got the call. One of the very nice people over at Epilepsy Action got in touch this afternoon to ask me if I wanted to have one of their charity places for next year’s London Marathon. I said ...

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Royal Parks shenanigans

Right. No more messing about. I'm running this October's Royal Park's half-marathon in aid of Epilepsy Action. Regular readers of my blog will know I've lived with this condition for years and have found the support from Epilepsy Action invaluable. I ran the 2013 London Marathon for them, but in the process sustained a nasty ...

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2013…My year in review

Like many, many other bloggers (and normal people) around the world, I'm using this strange between-holidays time to think about what the new year will bring. But also to reflect on 2013. Any recollection can be incomplete and/or subject to misremembering. Or just blatant fiction-writing. So please excuse any of the former, while I try ...

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“The knee, it aches!”

So with just a few weeks to go until this year's Royal Parks half-marathon, I'm waiting on an appointment to see a specialist about my knee. Those of you with long memories will remember that I was tripped up during this year's London Marathon (thanks again, inconsiderate tool!) and wrenched my knee while trying to ...

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Am I mad?

I may well be... I've just entered the ballot for places in the 2014 London Marathon! I know I had a really tough time of it at this year's event, but I'm confident I could shave at least 30mins off my time next year. (If I can avoid getting tripped up and injured again!) I ...

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Marathon Man!

I survived the London Marathon - but only just! I know it's been almost a week since I ran it, but the fact that I had to get up at 4am the following morning to fly to Jersey on business and the unrelenting workload since then have combined to make blogging about it all...a bit ...

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Marathon nerves…

It's finally sunk in that I'm running the London Marathon this weekend. Eeek! Despite talking about it for (seemingly) months, and getting a decent amount of training in, I'm only now getting the butterflies in my stomach associated with big events. It's my first ever marathon! Will I make it round in one piece? Will ...