Carl Rutt memorial 10k

Race number two in my little summer series was the Carl Rutt memorial 10k at Leicestershire’s Whitwick, and it was one of the two which I had not ran before (the other being John Frazer 10 miles). I had been warned that it was a hilly one, and driving past what boasted to be “the…

Monday Photograph #18

A photo from the week that was: Another race-themed one! It obviously wasn’t me who took this photo, it was taken by Chris Upton during Sunday’s Carl Rutt 10k. I spent a lot of the race running with Marie (#212), Tina (#66) and Gary (#164), eventually finishing within 13” (gun time) or 20” (chip time)…

Joy Cann 5, 2018

I said in my last post that as much as I would like them to, PBs were not going to happen in the races I had planned for the rest of summer / autumn. And true enough, there was no 5-mile PB for me in the Joy Cann 5 yesterday. However… But lets start from…

Monday Photograph #17

A photo from the week that was: all smiles at the starting line of Joy Cann 5! I looked a bit less fresh 35 minutes later, but I was still smiling!

Away to the races!

This week marks the beginning of a period of racing for which I haven’t really trained! I entered a number of races a couple of months ago, partly in hope that I would be training more regularly than I have, but mainly because they are all close to me and organised by local running clubs….

Monday Photograph #16

A photo from the week that was: I have been experimenting with the Nike Running Club ap (NRC+, of which more in a future post), and Philip has been exploring concrete tubes in our local park: We are both happy with our new toys!

Monday Photographs #12 – #15

The blog is back from its summer holidays and happy to regale you with a selection of photos of the weeks that were, before resuming normal (-ish!) service: Week #12, and off we go: Week #13, running in the mountains, part the first: Week #14, running (and not only) in the mountains, part the second:…

Monday Photograph #11

The photo of the week that was… One of the features I like about my new Suunto Spartan Trainer is the watchface which shows you the sunset and sunrise times. It also represents the daylight and dusk hours as an arch surrounding the face (the yellow, orange and red sections above). This photo was taken…

Monday Photograph #10

The photo of the week that was… …photo courtesy of Kyriakos. And this is how it’s been feeling a bit of late, nothing pretty, just head down and carrying on with carrying on. I’m not training for anything or even following any sort of plan, just trying to keep momentum and not fall into the…

Monday Photograph #9

The photo of the week that was… …and this time it is three for the price of one, to compensate you for the recent lack of other content: