Getting back in the groove

September 3, 2016

Today, after some time away from running, I returned to Parkrun at Walsall Arboretum. My attempt was somewhere between slow and not bad for BMI.

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Coincidentally, I haven’t been blogging for a little while and it’s nice to be back doing that too.

Welcome to September.


WAUG survey. Important Opportunity to get involved.

January 10, 2016

Regular readers (if there are any!) will know I have been going to Parkrun at Walsall Arboretum for a few years. In fact, it’s coming up to my third anniversary. I haven’t been a consistent attendee, so am still some way off my century, but the point is that I’ve recently made more of an effort to get out in the freezing cold bracing outdoors and throw myself round three miles of green and pleasant land. Read the rest of this entry »


Running for a Record

September 13, 2014

Today I completed my 50th parkrun. Five kilometres were duly covered and I had a lot of fun. Not least because apart from hitting this (hundred-and-fifty-) milestone, I ran it faster than ever before.

After last weekend’s slightly disappointing 10K time, I stormed home in 31:46, a solid 20% improvement on my first parkrun and a time of which I’m justifiably proud. I know I say I’m not a runner, but it’s looking more and more like I am really.

50 Club

To celebrate I have purchased a few bottled ales from Morrisons. Since I’m in a month of sobriety to help with my running I feel this is the most appropriate way of marking my success. Next weekend it’s the Walsall 10K. I’ll be back to being sober by then.

PS: And thanks to my friend on Facebook who misunderstood the comments on my celebratory post and assumed I was celebrating my 50th Birthday today. You cheered me up no end and more than one mutual acquaintance is now trying to wipe coffee off their screen.


I won a prize!

August 9, 2014

I still contend I’m not really a runner, but it’s nice to be accused of being a runner in certain circumstances. I have been awarded Walsall Arboretum Parkrun‘s Runner of the Month!

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Running in circles

July 29, 2014

Last year, I announced I had begun running on Saturday mornings in Walsall Arboretum. Parkrun has since become a regular feature of my weekends. To date I’ve clocked up 44 runs, covering a total of 220km which otherwise wouldn’t have happened.

GO

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I’m really not a runner, but I’m going to Tri.

February 22, 2014

It’s time to admit my true nature and come out. I’m an aspiring Triathlete. Read the rest of this entry »


I’m not a runner

February 16, 2014

Today I enjoyed a new experience. I went for a run.

Not, you understand, that I’m a runner now.

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Sixteen Seconds

April 13, 2013

Sixteen seconds. That’s all.

In truth, it’s not a lot of time.
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