Tag Archives: Mud

Cockington Christmas Caper

The race namers in Devon love a bit of alliteration! Yesterday I drove to south Devon to do this 8 mile multi-terrain run. The web site advertised it as ‘8 miles of mud, sweat, tears and laughter through scenic countryside’, … Continue reading

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One of those weeks

This week could have gone smoother, granted I’ve had worse, but yes it has been one of those weeks. Monday started with the Metafit class – aka exercise class that renders you unable to move for the next two days! … Continue reading

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Last nights club run was through a bog. You start the run avoiding the puddles, then the mud but pretty soon you are ploughing right through it, quick as you can, toes up, screaming, shrieking and paying you don’t face … Continue reading

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The Grizzly

The day dawned. The leg felt stiff but the Achilles fine, a quick massage on the start line fixed that and I was raring to go. (well almost) The running club was very well represented and it was great to … Continue reading

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Yesterday I did The Beast, this is the winter cousin of the Beauty I did last June. (you can read about that here) The idea is the same :- self navigation, hills, pub stops, social run, no timing involved, mud … Continue reading

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The Beast

Today I ran 16 miles across Devon countryside, up and down hills, through thick mud. I am truly knackered, tune back tomorrow, when you might get a more interesting blog, with photos. Now it’s bed time, zzzzzzz and no not … Continue reading

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Parkrun Drought

Todays chocolate is Silky Delight chosen to represent the total elevation gain on this mornings run of 1500 feet! Saturdays are parkrun day, but unfortunately I have not managed to do one since the end of November, today was no … Continue reading

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No you are ok this is not a 2014running recap, I will save you from that but mostly because I have trouble recalling anything before the last month let alone back to January 2014. The blog has been quiet of … Continue reading

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Traditions are prolific this time of year and my one of ‘struggling to fit in running’ is in operation yet again. Must admit though there has been ‘some’ running, in previous years December has been a ‘running free’ month. When … Continue reading

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I might have overdone it

Last night I totalled up the miles I have done this week and it came to 35! Ridiculous amount when you are not training for a marathon. It would explain the extreme tiredness in the legs though. How have I … Continue reading

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