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Marathon number 9: "The bastard"

I had had a very bad week for numerous reasons before rocking up to the first ever Moyleman marathon and wasn’t sure I was even going to reach the start line let alone cross the finish. 1,552 more words

Weekend Walk No. 58 - Morestead and Chilcombe

An almost-loop at the very western edge of the South Downs National Park. From Magdalen Hill east of Winchester, up towards Cheesefoot Head and then across the downs to Morestead. 18 more words


Marathon Training - 6 weeks to go

6 weeks to go - what have I got myself in to?

Up until this point my running experience has mostly been treadmill based, so getting as many ‘real-life’ miles under my belt as possible has been the biggest culture shock so far. 531 more words



Showy daffodils

Trumpet through the parks, snowdrops

Throng in sheltered glens.


On wind-blown clifftop,

Only ‘shrinking’ violet

Dares to flower.


Low under hawthorn, 95 more words


Trial by Trail 40 mile Ultra day of awesomeness

Throughout the winter I have been participating in the winter trail run series with Brighton Triathlon Race Series. This includes four off-road trail runs which alternate throughout the month the first being 6 miles long, second 7.5 miles, third 10.8 miles and fourth 15.5 miles. 1,073 more words