Category Archives: Running


I turned out for the weekly Parkrun at Heaton Park this morning to find it had been cancelled.  I knew there was a 10k Race for Life happening so it wasn’t a surprise and I found that the cancellation had also caught out another … Continue reading

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A few months ago exercise was like a drug and I couldn’t get enough but I’ve lost my way recently.  I’m still cycle commuting but I constantly feel tired and can’t be bothered to do regular running.  I forced myself … Continue reading

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My Oulton Park Spring Duathlon

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Yesterday started perfectly, as the children agreed to get dressed when asked and we were all in the car and singing along to the Rocky Soundtrack as we hit the M60 at 07:30 (Happy Mother’s Day Dearest!).    I was nicely rested … Continue reading

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2011 Oulton Park Spring Duathlon Results

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Quick entry with the stats as I have them: Garmin trace showed just above 2 hours 10 but offical result was just under. 105th in the standard race which had about 300 people competing in it and 100th male. 1st … Continue reading

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‘Ello ‘ello ‘ello?

Today I phoned the emergency services for the first time in my life which is not bad going for somebody of my advancing years. Yesterday a friend passed comment on my recent exercise regime (streak = 90 days) and how I might … Continue reading

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Getting down to business

Today I took my first ride out for 2011 on the road bike and I felt brave enough to fix aerobars onto the handlebars.  The bars shown below came with the bike when I bought it second hand through e-bay but I … Continue reading

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Time to get serious

I have a duathlon approaching at the start of next month so it’s time to stop messing about and get a little bit more serious with my training.  I booked into this event at the end of last year as … Continue reading

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