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Reading Half Marathon – Disaster Strikes ….

Beware unexpected traffic cones on the racing line …. I was momentarily distracted and came a cropper, tripping up over one traffic cone and landing on another. Fractured ribs and a lot of pain was the result : But what were the cones doing on the racing line one might ask ?

I did complete the race in 1h 45mins but its the last race for a while and I doubt that I will be able to run the London Marathon this year. That is a real blow,

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Bath Half Marathon Video

And here’s a Video : See if you can see me – a kind of ‘Wheres Wally’. I couldn’t really see myself at the Start even though I know that I crossed the start line about 5 seconds after the gun.

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Bath Half Marathon

Great to be able to run at last – first time since Feb 12th and that includes having to miss the Brighton Half Marathon. I was just looking to get round OK and not achieve a specials time so it was pleasing to get under 1h 40m.

The 11am start allowed for a relatively unchallenging 8am train from Paddington too which was nice : The weather – well it could have been a little less blustery.

It was also curious to find that the start was barely 20 yards away from where I went to school at the age 7 !

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Brighton Half Marathon ….

Unfortunately I had to miss this one due to the onset of a cold : Pathetic excuse but running a half was the last thing I wanted to do.


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Only Connect ??

No .. No Connection (that I know of).

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On with the kms and off with the kgs !!

Since first part of December I have upped the distance work to ~ 70km/week by doing 2 long runs at the weekend : I started reducing this last weekend as I am now only 2 weeks away from the first half marathon of 2015 in Brighton. This is more than I have done in previous years and I am hoping that this will help me to improve my Marathon times. We shall see …

Example runs :
30km Long Slow Run.

Half Marathon as a long slow run.

And apologies for the long silence since Florence

Florence Marathon 30th November

Nice few days in Florence : Take in a great Marathon and city full of art, yet not full of tourists for a change. And then there’s the excellent food.

Recommendations are Del Fagioli and Zeb

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