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Lake Sonoma 50

“Are you okay?” I had been running down a hill at around mile 42 when up ahead I saw a runner shuffling slowly and propping himself up with a stick. I wasn’t exactly crushing it but this guy, well, he … Continue reading

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Quad Dipsea

The Dipsea Trail starts in Mill Valley and goes up and down a lot in its 7.5 miles to Stinson Beach. I ran the first five miles of the course (and back again) a few years ago while on holiday … Continue reading

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Stinson Beach Half Marathon

Surfing. Rollerblading. Sunbathing. None of these things were happening in California when I arrived on Stinson Beach, 20 miles north of San Francisco, ready to run my first ever race since moving to the US. In fact, it was a … Continue reading

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Country to Capital 2018 – Five things I learnt

In the interests of only me (rather than you, the reader) going over old ground, this will not be the usual race report in which I painstakingly recount every step of my journey from Wendover to Little Venice. I’ve done … Continue reading

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2017 – a review

Last October, shortly after finishing the Autumn 100, my girlfriend and I got a dog. Here he is on the day we picked him up. Partly because I was knackered and couldn’t imagine racing for a while, and partly because … Continue reading

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Thorpe (Park) Half

My first memory of running – as a pre-determined activity as opposed to just moving as quickly as possible in between self-inflicted injuries as a child – was with my Dad, running around Thorpe. We lived there from when I … Continue reading

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Autumn 100: (Less than) 1 week to go

MONDAY (0 miles) Yoga and foam rolling for breakfast. Mmm, tasty. TUESDAY (4.5 miles) Classic two-bridge loop first thing. Felt fine, although I’m way more phlegmy than I ought to be. Decided to find out if it is sinusitis and … Continue reading

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