Monday Photograph #37

The new training plan for 2019 started last week, and I guess there’ll be many such sites in the coming weeks and months: Black trees, headtorch-lit paths and variable skies! Until this winter too is made glorious summer by a sweet spring marathon!

Monday Photograph #36

Happy New Year 2019! The week that was ended with the wonderfully muddy affair that is the Huncote Hash! There was fancy dress, slippery slopes, cold brooks and hot soup (the best tasting soup is served after the Hash, a bit like the world’s best cobs are served after Ashby 20), but above all a…

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…