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December 31, 2017

What a year 2017 was.

It started with a run in the pouring rain on January 1st, somewhat overwhelmed by the prospect of attempting the Everest Marathon on May 29th. En route to that date with destiny we both had some significant challenges.  In my case I was running the...

April 27, 2017

..... and ran a new personal best of 3:58:08 at the London Marathon!!

What a day.  It's hard to quickly summarise the experience, so this post might end up being a long one.

I'm not the sort of person who gets excited or thrilled about the imminent prospect of running a...

April 22, 2017

Well, it's London marathon weekend.  All the training is behind me, all 438 miles.  Now it comes down to 4 hours unrelenting effort, hopefully not too much more, to complete the 26.2 miles or 42 km.  I'm trying for a personal best, so it's gonna hurt an awful lot in th...

April 20, 2017

Ok, that's the last run of my London marathon training cycle complete. On January 1st I began a 4 month training plan to get me in shape for London.  I've been very lucky in not getting ill and avoiding injury, although like most the runners on Sunday I'll be carrying...

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