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Last Sunday squeezed another 20 miler in on the BBC. Bitton is the goal and this week was not as hot as last. Last week… Read More »Sundays

Long Run

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Yesterday morning, Sunday June 28th, was a reminder of where I am and what is going on in my running life at the moment. I… Read More »Long Run

The Barry 40 2009

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The 2009 Barry 40 Mile Race

It has been a long road to Jenner Park for me and this year Mark Collinson mentioned that he would be going and we could make some arrangement together. So fresh from my Hypothermic Half Marathon in Ottawa, I agreed that it would be a great opportunity.
However my training wasn’t so good over the following weeks and a Sunday run to Bath and back along the cycle completely wrecked me so much so that the last 2.5 miles I had to walk home and took me 4 days before I was able to make it out again.Read More »The Barry 40 2009

Ottawa Hypothermic Half 2009

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8 am this morning, the windchill was something like -23 when we began only my second half marathon, the Ottawa Hypothermic Half, Canada. My first was in the mid nineties with Manatita at the Hillingdon Half in West London.
It was so cold I was reluctant to take my jacket off and stow it for after the race, but sure enough, I had enough layers on that I didn’t feel any different without it, just the mind. I looked across and saw a lady with frost in her hair as we were standing at the start line – a race for which I have to add I was on time for, thanks to Utsahi who got up early and drove me here and despite spending 20 minutes looking for the location.Read More »Ottawa Hypothermic Half 2009