Category Archives: Virgin London Marathon 2016

Reasons to run

I’m not talking about the reasons we run day to day, eg fitness, loose weight, mental well being or in my case to eat CAKE. No I’m  talking about the reasons we run races. Now I have a growing collection … Continue reading

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Social Media is dangerous

FACT Dangerous for my health, my feet, my washing machine and my bank balance. I have spent sometime this afternoon going through my blog checking the ‘events’ I have completed this year. Now bare in mind, historically I would enter … Continue reading

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Back to parkrun

I have neglected parkrun for a while, partly due to marathon training and also partly due to the fact that 150 parkruns is a long way to my 250th t-shirt! Saturday saw my return to Killerton, all revved up and … Continue reading

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Virgin London Marathon – Fourth Time – Part Three

The Aftermath After the picture-taking at the finish line, the medal collection, (the biggest, heaviest and best) the t-shirt collection, (love the colour, great quality and love the way they have merged the date and the distance, very clever) and … Continue reading

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Virgin London Marathon – Fourth Time – Part Two

The horn sounded, not that you could hear it back in pen 7 and slowly people started moving forward. 8 minutes of walking later and I was over the start line. By this time I was calm and could breathe. … Continue reading

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Virgin London Marathon – Fourth Time – Part One

I defy, anyone to write about their 26.2 mile journey in one blog, I’ve never managed it, so here is Part One Pre Race Day I’ve said it before and I will say it again, the week of a marathon, I … Continue reading

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Maranoia

Symptoms   The inability to think of anything else except, marathon, running, marathon, running and so on Constant butterflies in my stomach Reading everything on pacing/tapering/nerves Every twinge is major, oh my ankle is stiff, ouch my back etc The … Continue reading

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