Monday Photographs #22, #23 & #24

I’ve been away again through a combination of leave and family visits, so here’s a catch up post: Autumn is well and truly here, but that hasn’t affected our running. Wk#22 – speed reps in the rain Across the river from where we live there is this narrow lane leading to some alotments via a…

Monday Photograph #21

The dreaded lurgy might have scuppered my plans to run the John Frazer 10 on Sunday, but fortunately we weren’t a runner-less family all weekend: Man-flu is on the way out, you’ll be pleased to hear, and I went out for what must count as my first autumn run: heavy skies, rain, and fading light.

Monday Photograph #20

Unencumbered as I am by the constraints of a calendar, and by the grace of an extra day-off added to the bank holiday weekend, I declare today as the start of the new week! Which means that the photo of the week that was can include Gin Festival on Saturday and Speed reps on Tuesday…

Learning from not only mistakes

They say one should learn from one’s mistakes, but I think there is also much to learn when things go well too. Instead, the temptation is often to congratulate ourselves for our – wholly deserved, we are sure – success instead of critically examining what happened and see whether there is anything we can learn…

Monday Photograph #19

A photo from the week that was: A return to Parkrun! It’s difficult for me to make it to Parkrun these days, and this Saturday was only the second time I took part this year! I was hoping that my run of decent performances (Joy Cann 5, Carl Rutt 10k) would continue, but the result…

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….