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What a Drag

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I can't tell you what a drag it is to start "walking" training again. I don't know why it bothers me so much but walking and running are at polar opposites in my life. I walk 10k and my mind is full of moans and groans. I run 10k and I'm tired but I feel [...]

Grand Union Canal Walking

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London 2 Brighton Challenge: The Debrief

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In running events I very quickly find myself in an enforced solitude, I start in the pack but within yards of the start the group have spread thin and my mind is free to wander. As a reformed antisocial loner I'm quite a fan of solitude. With mass participation walking events you have the same [...]

Challenges Featured Posts London to Brighton

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Packing my Bags

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I'm in to the final taper week for London2Brighton. I was scheduled for a gentle 10-miler but due to the actions of rogue trader, Russell Hollick we were rather pre-occupied attempting to clear up his mess. We were unfortunately introduced to this serial scam artist (aka Russ Hollick Heating Engineer) some months ago and recently [...]

London to Brighton

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Operation Surgical Spirit

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This weekend was going to be epic. Mileage to the max plus a curry with Rach. We ticked the curry off no bother, which just left the miles to deal with themselves. The plan was for Lynn to drop me close to the start of the Grantham canal which happens to be in Nottingham, she'd [...]

Featured Posts Injury London to Brighton Routes Walking

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Long Walks and Gadget Melt Down

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I'm still struggling with the temporary transition from running to walking and yesterdays outing with multiple gadget failure just hammered another nail in the coffin. Today's gadget doesn't support the long drawn out monotony of a distance walk and if I can't play with technology I'm just not that bothered. Walking is too pure for [...]

Gadgets London to Brighton Walking

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Sophisticated Ladies Run for Bolly

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Back in 2007, at my first Bushy Park Run I was introduced to two women who exposed me to the joys of sophisticated running. I've never been a stranger to the pleasure of a post run Stella but these two raised the bar with their post run champagne and canapes. When you get invited to a [...]

Event parkrun Running

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London Loop – Hamsey Green to Banstead and Back?

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I wheezed my way to the top of Hamsey Common and then paused, teetering on my hiking poles and steaming like the bagged cheese sandwich crushed at the bottom of my rucksac. I felt ready to reward my efforts with a picnic atop the chalk downs and call a taxi for the homeward journey but [...]

London to Brighton Walking

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New Year Planning of Ultra Proportions

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I've never been a great fan of New Year's eve, the social pressures generally make me quake with inadequacy. In recent years though I have discovered the joys of New Year planning, preferably to be conducted with a glass of wine and a credit card in hand. You need to be puffed with bravado and [...]

Event London to Brighton Running

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The Great North Run and the ABC Plan

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It's always good to have a plan B but why stop there? The A plan would have seen romping home at the Bupa Great North Run in a new personal best of somewhere shy of 2:56:14 but when I failed to lose the 2 stone accumulated since the last PB I knew it was unlikely. [...]

Event Featured Posts Great North Run Running

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As I prepare to head up north for my fourth running of the Bupa Great North Run, I feel it is time to assemble a top tips post, illustrated with snippets from earlier race reports. Treat the Great North Run as 4 individual stages - XLMan from the runnersworld forum let me re-post his race [...]

Article Event Featured Posts Great North Run

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