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Saharamarathon 2011

The annual Saharamarathon takes place on 28 February 2011 and is organised by a group of refugees from the camps and international volunteers.  Sandblast (a London-based  arts and human rights charity) has been officially facilitating UK participation since 2009. Not to be confused with the Marathon des Sables, in Morocco, the Saharamarathon takes place in the Algerian […]

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2010 Bupa London 10000

I’ve successfully completed the Bupa London 10000 again with this year’s event being just as great as last year’s.  Sure, there wasn’t a personal best for me this year but I had a really great time and a great run.  I ran with a friend who used this as their first (and hopefully not last) […]

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Entry to 2010 Bupa London 10000

I’ve got great news!  Well, for me anyway… I had missed the chance to register for the Bupa London 10,000 and the online registration was full.  The Bupa 10,000 takes place in London on Monday, 31 May 2010 and it’s a great event.  I did it last year and had a great time. My job […]

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2010 Reading Half Marathon

Although I’m not exactly proud of the finish time, I thought I’d post my splits from the Reading Half Marathon. Here is the route as recorded by my lovely Garmin Forerunner… 13.1 miles of pain.  Actually, as the second half hurt it was more like 6 or 7 miles of pain. Next year my time […]

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DOMS and a Lesson Learned

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness is what I’ve got, and I’ve got it bad. My third attempt of the Reading Half Marathon certainly wasn’t my best.  I had a good first half and at the 10k mark my time seemed pretty good and I was at about the 58min mark.  However, the whole second half was […]

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Halloween 5 Nite Run

Tonight was my first 5km event and it took place in the dark!  Very very good atmosphere and a very good event.  I recommend it to everyone! For the hour or so before the event there was music which was all halloween themed as well as refreshments.  Your entry fee gets you your race number, […]

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Mortimer 10k, Long Run & Puffy Knees

Nice title eh?  I think one of the hardest things is trying to think of a damn title for each blog post.  It can be a bit of a challenge! The Mortimer 10k is put on by my running club the Reading Roadrunners.  I’m sorry I forgot to mention it (it was in Sept) but […]

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My Santa Suit Arrived Today

Yes, that’s what I said.  My Santa suit for the Thames Hospicecare 5k run on 29 November 2009 has arrived already! The organisers must be very keen as the pack also included sponsor sheets and 5k training plans.  I’m impressed with their organisation, however I wonder how many people will ruin their suit before the […]

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Mortimer 10k

Sorry I haven’t blogged in a while.  I may have lost both my readers now! I’ve still been running; however, there was a couple of weeks after the laser eye surgery where I didn’t really do anything except get fatter and allow my eyes to heal.  I started running as soon as I possibly could […]

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2009 Bupa London 10000

What a great day out.  My wife and I caught the train from Reading at about 07:30 and after a train journey to London and a couple of trips on the Underground we arrived at Green Park which was the assembly area for the event.  We actually arrived in really good time and we had […]

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