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  • Back to it

    This morning I got up at 6:45, got in a car driven by a man who didn’t know how to drive safely or how to follow his satnav, and somehow arrived at East Coast Park in time to run my fiftieth Parkrun. Afterwards, I was surprised to find the last one I ran was in […]

  • The morning after

    Funnily enough, after an evening of beer and wine and gin, I didn’t feel that great when my alarm went off at 6:30 this morning. Still, I got out of bed, had a banana and a ramekin full of yogurt, then got a car over to East Coast Park for the Parkrun. I was pleasantly […]

  • A long slow run

    La Serpiente came into our bedroom at twenty past six, wanting to hug and lie on me. Instead, I bundled her into the running stroller along with some fruit, some cookies, a litre of water, a hardback book, two soft toys, a change of clothes for me and her booster seat, and headed off to […]

  • A parkrun in the rain

    It poured with rain last night, so much that it couldn’t possibly rain any more today. So I was surprised to wake at 6 this morning to the sound of further rain. I got up, careful not to wake anyone, and crept from the house to the car, just as the rain stopped. Then I […]

  • A run and stuff

    This morning I got up at six thirty, has breakfast, rode to the East Coast Park and ran a 5k in 20 minutes and 1 second. After the marathon and after not doing significant speed work for the last month and a half, it was nice to get back to it with my fastest time […]

  • Very early start

    My alarm went off at six, and I tried to ignore it. It was damp outside, and my chest was still sore from the last few weeks of coughing. The mere idea of running ten kilometres just to stand around reading barcodes at the parkrun held no appeal. I rolled over and attempted to go […]

  • Parkrun with a stroller

    I woke up at 6:40 this morning, trying to sneak out of the flat before anyone woke up, dreading the thought of cycling all the way to the East Coast for the race. But La Serpiente had other ideas, coming out of her room and demanding cuddles, and there was no way I was going […]

  • Firsts

    Today was the first time in years that I got a blister from running; about a kilometre from the end of the parkrun, I felt my left shoe loosen, and then begin to chafe against my heel, and then the inevitable occurred and I’ve been hobbling ever since. I had an ok run, putting in […]

  • Another parkrun

    This morning I went for another parkrun. After yesterday’s bogfest in the hills of Croydon, my watch had told me I needed to take 46 hours rest before the next bit of exercise. I don’t think my watch was very wrong; I woke sore, head and lungs not quite right. Perhaps I was trying to […]

  • Lloyd Parkrun

    This morning I woke about eight, suitably dehydrated and hungry after last night’s New Year celebration, and after a breakfast of porridge, headed off to Croydon for my first run of 2016. The Lloyd Park Parkrun is two laps of the park, and at the briefing they warned how slippery it would be. Fortunately, I […]