Archive for May, 2012

…for my eight marathon of the 26more ‘year’ and my personal tenth marathon. Into double figures tomorrow… I haven’t really got time today for my usual pre-marathon 3 miler so I waited until it was dark, and therefore cooler, last night to get the miles in. Weather forecast for tomorrow is not great, a very […]

It’s my third year running in Manchester and I have to say, this is my favourite 10k. True, it’s expensive, but it’s also very well organised, flat as a pancake and simply huge with 40,000 runners this year! This is the biggest 10k in the UK. They close Manchester city centre down for the event […]

Some months ago my colleague James though it would be a good idea to challenge all of his colleagues to a 10k. He’d had an email from the Civil Service Sports Club inviting him to the Queen’s Jubilee 10k in Battersea park. Obviously I was happy to offer him some competition, others were less keen, […]

Having spent last night in London at a family celebration and then driven north, battling the M1 roadworks to arrive at 2:30am, I wasn’t looking forward to the alarm. At 5am! A couple of hours sleep is not what I need. I woke up, bumbled about making little sense and could not stomach breakfast. Not […]