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Regents Park 10k

My first 10k of 2016 : A week after London Marathon and it felt good to run. Time (unofficially) 45m 54s.

Top 100 Finish !!

90th in my Category – and yes there were more than 90 in my category !

London Marathon – Finished !

3h 41m 39s – not bad under the circumstances as I am still not 100% recovered from a very persistent cough/cold type thing. I think it may be my fastest London Marathon (but not my fastest overall).

Thanks to everyone who has sponsored me : Anyone else ?? Please ??

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M-Day minus one

Do please sponsor me to raise much needed funds for the MS Trust on this my 21st Marathon & 8th consecutive London.

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Getting ready for the London Marathon

Just a few more long runs before the big day on 24th April …..

MS Trust

Bath Half Marathon

Lovely day but a bit on the chilly side. Time of 1h 39.02 secs was OK but could have been better, but for shoe laces coming undone & for my Garmin watch display going doolally. The pace information was wrong and the time run disappeared totally so I ran it ‘blind’ and had to feel for the pace. In practice I could – and should – have run 10-20 seconds a mile faster.

As with last year I was put in the start pen right at the front of the field and so for the first mile or so was being overtaken at speed by the really fast runners.

I’ll put some video up when it becomes available.

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Brighton Half Marathon Update

Well it seems that I came 7th in my Category (60+ Male) ….

Spring Update & Brighton Half Marathon

Silence on the blog doesn’t mean no training¬†….. just my inability to get round to blogging !!

Been busy training since Florence Marathon at the end of November with 2¬†‘intense’ weekday evening sessions & long runs of 12-21 miles at the weekend. Unfortunately I’ve been laid low for the last 2 weeks with a cold and following recommendations I have not been running. Today was the first run for a while and that was the Brighton Half Marathon : My time was nothing special but given the breezy conditions (making 4 degrees feel even colder) I am reasonably happy with 1h 38m.

Garmin Tracking

View overlooking the finish line down Madeira Drive

View overlooking the finish line down Madeira Drive

Florence Marathon Update

Great day – beautiful weather. (See the gallery to show a few shots of the day).

And while I didn’t break the 3 hour 30 minute barrier, I did manage a ‘PB’ of 3h 35m 47s. Click here for the Florence Marathon Track.

Running past the Duomo

Running past the Duomo

Crossing the line

Crossing the line

Day before Florence Marathon

Sitting in my B&B room resting post-pasta lunch and reflecting on recent weeks training and the fall that really hurt as you can see from the picture below. Apart my face (several stitches & sutures) I only had slight grazing on one hand & on knee : This did upset the last 3 weeks of training.

I hope all goes well tomorrow but it will be cold – apparently around 3 degrees at the start.

But you cannot see the stitches

But you cannot see the stitches

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