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The Deepdale Dash and an unlucky number


My running club organises an annual 10k race at the beginning of November.  Titled the ‘Deepdale Dash’ it follows country roads of an undulating nature and is usually limited to about 350/400 runners.  387 more words


Brigg 10K Poppy Run


Brigg 10k poppy race.  The conditions today were perfect, cool, no wind and a (reasonably) flat course.  Pleased to say I got a new Personal Best, but will have to wait for the official time as there was no chip timing. 203 more words


Running Alone, In a Sea of Runners


I recently read a blog thecatchmeifyoucan.com, the blogger explaining that she chooses to travel alone.

I do not! I neither choose nor like to travel alone, but I do. 484 more words


Edinburgh it is!

Got the message I didn’t really want this morning.  I have been unlucky in the ballot for the Virgin London Marathon.  Can’t say I am really surprised, the odds against getting a place are quite ridiculous.   221 more words

Barton And District Athletic Club

Eight months to go - or is it seven?

I have been running now for about eight months.  It was certainly too late in my life to be a mid life crisis, as I was well into my 60’s when it happened.  140 more words


The Edinburgh Half Mara-Hen

Of all the things I have ever contemplated that life might have in store for me, standing in the middle of Edinburgh in the louping rain at 7:30 in the morning dressed only in spandex and pink bunny ears was not one of them.   1,549 more words

Race Report

Edinburgh Marathon 2015

I ran Edinburgh Marathon on Sunday and survived! I say survived because the weather warnings leading to it seemed biblical at times and in the end, whilst it turned out to be a pretty nice day, the wind did play a significant part. 1,913 more words

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