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April 23, 2014

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The London Marathon Weekend

What a great weekend in London, with family, our friend Phil and as it was marathon weekend bumped into lots of other people we knew. The weather was absolutely fantastic with glorious sunshine and our hotel at the Premier Inn, County Hall next to the London Eye was truly a perfect spot. We came down [...]

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It just keeps getting better!

What does? The London Marathon. It was back in 1998 when I first came to London to run the capital’s marathon. I have returned regularly every few years ever since, this year being my 7th time. I have watched both the landscape and the marathon evolve over the last 2 decades. The marathon organisation has [...]

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April 7, 2014

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Greater Manchester Marathon 2014

This marathon is impressing me more and more over the last 3 years because the number of runners keeps increasing each time. This year nearly 6000 runners finished which in my eyes makes it a very big marathon. The spectators are also impressive, lots of them, on many parts of the course, albeit nowhere near [...]

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March 28, 2014

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Gin Pit Marathon 2014

What a tiring 2 weeks! For me the Gin Pit marathon started when entries opened back in September but over the last 14 days it has been very intense. In the 2 week build up to the race I’ve been very busy with the final preparations, sorting out trophies, medals, collecting and distributing water, organising [...]

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March 9, 2014

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Bolton Hill Marathon 2014

This weekend was going to be a big “ask” from me. I had booked to do this double marathon on the day of my operation back on 9th December but hadn’t planned on losing so much training time through illness after I had recovered from the operation. I knew the course was going to be [...]

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February 23, 2014

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The 2014 Malta Experience

Malta has always been a place I’ve fancied to visit. I knew it had close ties with the UK in its history but was also full of its own long history and beautiful architecture, which I’ve be curious to see. The fact it also held its own marathon in February was a bonus and a [...]

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February 20, 2014

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All Going Wrong

Sometimes it feels like your running uphill! I knew the operation on my torn cartilage in my right knee on 9th December 2913 would stop me running through December 2013. So what had been a fantastic running year for me in 2013, with a 3:08 in Blackpool, completing my 100th marathon and completing my second [...]

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January 24, 2014

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Lions Bridge Trail Marathon 2014

Sunday 20th July 2014 Start at 10:00am Click here for online entries For many years I’ve been running round the trails between the Gin Pit and Lilford Park. Some years back, I’m not quite sure when I noticed a severely weathered statue of a lion tucked away in the trees at the end of the [...]

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January 23, 2014

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Thank You Cotswold Outdoor

  Over the two and a half years I’ve been writing my blog I’ve received a number of communications via my Blog’s contact page from companies asking me to promote their organisation or products in my posts. This isn’t the reason I set up my blog so I’ve always declined and in any case most [...]

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January 5, 2014

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Gin Pit Half Marathon 2014

Sunday 23th March 2014, Start 10:15am Information about the Race This event is to take place along side the Gin Pit marathon and is the first half of the marathon course. Much of the first part of the course runs along the trails created by the disused railway lines from our industrial heritage before returning [...]