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The Hippo

The running club organises a run called the Honiton Hippo, I was intending to do this one this year, though thought better of it after my recent injury. Sensible? Yes obviously! Lucky escape? Quite possibly! This is how it is … Continue reading

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Double Trouble

Today as I am sure you are aware (well for those of you in the UK) is Mother’s Day, it is also Madam’s 13th birthday. We have never shared this day before and Madam was not particularly thrilled about doing … Continue reading

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Inter Counties Cross Country

About a month a go out of the blue I received an email from the Devon country cross-country team manager asking if Madam could be a reserve for Devon in the Inter Counties Cross Country Championships. We were so pleased … Continue reading

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Half term

Half term is a near an end which is sad. This week we have managed a nice balance of activities and non activities. Quite often the week can be spent tearing from one thing to another and when I go … Continue reading

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Cross Country at Parkrun venue

Madam had part 5 of 6 in a cross country league today. When we heard it was to be held at Bovey Tracey, we hoped it was not at Parke the National Trust property where parkrun is held. Unfortunately it was. … Continue reading

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January is a busy month for Madam and I, both having three races each, ok so two of mine are ‘events’, but anyway it is busy. Today saw the last of Madam’s races, so thought I would give you a quick … Continue reading

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The best part of my day

When the best part of your day is a 6 mile run that you have done time and time again, this means one of two things I was on fire, broke the four-minute mile and was floating The run was … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s parkrun was my first run this week. I had a lovely jog around with a fellow Chelmsford marathoner, we wore our t-shirts with pride, it was great to share Killerton with her. The legs did not object at all, … Continue reading

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Chelmsford Marathon

Part Three Firstly thanks for all your kind words, after yesterdays blog. X At the end of the 26.2 miles, I collected my medal and goody bag, hugged Mrs F, thanked my fellow runners for their support, grabbed Madam from … Continue reading

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Are we nearly there yet?

The first day of Janathon I ran through flooding, up to my knees, the first day of Juneathon I ran with clear blue skies, got to love the drier athon, that coupled with the fact there is one less day … Continue reading

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