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…

Coming out as a fraud…

“Respect to you marathon-running guys though; you can’t blag a marathon” were Alistair’s first remarks to us after he had completed the notoriously difficult Snowdonia Marathon for his first attempt at the distance. Or words to that effect at any rate: I was too busy trying to evade his gaze, because I felt that that…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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 #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:

Monday Photograph #8

The photo of the week that was… …this week two for the price of one! This week started with a trail run in the Peak District with Kyriakos on Bank Holiday Monday, and ended with a bike ride in the same part of the world with David yesterday! Amazingly the weather was perfect on both…