Derby 10 mile review

Where instead of consolidating my good, even pacing from Leicester half, I was chased around a two hundred-year-old castle by a thirty-odd-year-old ghost!

Monday Photograph #35

The week that was saw a speed of Harriers attend a coaching session taken by Chris, as part of his progress towards gaining his coaching qualification. The weather was good if chilly, the company good and the training a very welcome change to my usual routine! It left me with some new drills to incorporate…

Monday Photograph #34

The week that was certainly belonged to Demi: She graduated from her Couch 2 5k programme (or in her case, “Childbirth back to 5k”) by taking part in Braunstone Parkrun #420 and absolutely smashing it!  Philip and I volunteered as marshals so we could be there to cheer her on, and were posted at the…

Monday Photograph #33

The week that was saw the last road race of 2018 and my first ever 10-miler: I missed out on John Frazer 10 in September with the lurgy, but made up for it with Derby 10 on Sunday (25 Nov). Full review to follow, but a very civilised affair that even offered pre and post…

Leicester Half 2018

It’s been over a month since the 2018 Leicester half and I’ve only now found the opportunity to put a bit of a write-up together. I’m determined to catch up though, and hopefully this will bring back memories to the many thousands who took part in the whole and half marathon races and the relay…

Monday (moving) Photograph #32

I was asked by work to film a very brief clip about me and my running, as part of a peoply initiative. I obliged, to the great mirth of all dog walkers who I run past repeatedly muttering the same incomprehensible nonsense, and slight annoyance of my wife, who was asked to choose between numerous…

Monday Photograph #31

Family running business continued this week: Demi completed week 6 of her couch (back)-to 5k programme with a 25′ run taking in that Braunstone parkrun hill; Philip did pushchair / run reps; and Daddy continued working on his dodgy ankle (I now have an old injury story – hurray!) and then went out and did what…

Monday Photographs #29 & #30

It has been another very busy couple of weeks, which have kept me away from my blog – and so much more besides! It’s a shame, because there is loads I want to write about, including: 1) a review of the Leicester half-marathon on 14 October; 2) some thoughts about running during a work trip…

Monday Photograph #28

I was in Madrid for work over a three day period last week, and cheekily stuffed my  running kit in my hand luggage. No one was one more surprised than me that I actually came round to use it, but that may be the story for another post! Nice as it was, I’m pleased to…

Monday Photograph #27

Autumn has turned from the “golden leaf and crisp evening” type to the more usual “pouring it down like there’s no tomorrow” type which we are acustumed to in the UK… But in spite of the weather the whole family has been out running:   Daddy runner came within 10” of his half-marathon PB on…