Posted on 9:21pm Monday 19th April 2010
It's all over, the big day has come and gone and what an amazing day it was.
Posted on 5:34pm Monday 19th April 2010
That was the first of what I hope will be many, annual runnings of the Brighton Half Marathon. An utter triumph for the City, individual triumphs for around 8,000 runners and a brilliant day out for the 80,000 or so spectators.
Posted on 2:30pm Saturday 17th April 2010
It was such an honour for me to be invited to the pre-marathon party at the Pavillion last night. I was truly blown away by the sheer determination and hard work acheived by the race directors and the whole BM team that have and as far as I know are still working around the clock to make this race possible. Steve Ovett gave a great speech albeit with a strong twang of Aussie accent which quite suited him. Tim Hutchinson gave me a giggle when he gave his speech he mentioned that when he first had the idea of holding the Brighton Marathon he put his thoughts to the local constabulary whose initial response was "are you having a laugh?"
Posted on 3:41pm Friday 16th April 2010
I've had a few distractions in the last couple of weeks which have taken my attention away from running a bit. I got a second 20 miler in before I started tapering though, so I feel fairly well prepared.
Posted on 8:03pm Sunday 11th April 2010
I have a home internet connection again. Just in time for it all to be over. Hey ho
Posted on 6:08pm Friday 9th April 2010
I had a bad dream last night that it was Brighton marathon day and for some reason I had not paid my entry fee. The fee in my dream was £190 and I was in a panic to get to the bank with my credit card to pay. My father was present although not being very helpful and even less so when the bank told me that my credit card was out of date. It was 11am by this stage and the race had been going for two hours. I still had a plan that I could catch up with the runners but attempting to persuade the bank to pay my fee was clearly not going to happen.
Posted on 10:29am Wednesday 7th April 2010
Looking through a clothing catalogue recently I was amazed at how much larger some dress sizes go. Is it now considered normal for dress sizes to go up to a size 32? If so is that not encouraging people to remain unhealthy?
Posted on 5:49pm Friday 2nd April 2010
With only 16 days to go to the marathon, I am assuming that runners are being sensible enough to taper down and allow their bodies the essential rest and repair they need to enable them to get through the big day.
Posted on 9:59pm Friday 26th March 2010
After doing an exceptionally long 23 mile run last weekend, it has been hard to drag myself out onto the streets even to do the smaller 4 mile runs this week. I had Monday off granted, but that just made it harder for me to apply myself on Tuesday. Tuesday I took a trundle along the seafront from King Alfred, which was fairly pleasant apart from almost tripping over an over excited border collie. He was chasing a ball that just had to be hurtling towards me. The owner gave me a rather sheepish look, excuse the pun, and I gave him a kind of mmmm grrrr look back!
Posted on 5:28pm Thursday 25th March 2010
Despite the fact that I completed a 20 mile run this weekend, I thought I'd dedicate this post to my friend Nessie (Jo), who this weekend became a victim of that little known crime, Running Identity Theft. It was Nessies birthday on Sunday (I won't say which one) and she had chosen to spend some of it running the Hastings Half marathon.
Posted on 10:35pm Tuesday 23rd March 2010
I REALLY WAS'NT looking forward to doing my second and final longest run before race day.
Posted on 7:21am Tuesday 23rd March 2010
Hi Sherry Chandler here, I'm another crazy who has been training my socks off for the past eight weeks for the big day.
Posted on 4:28pm Wednesday 17th March 2010
Sometimes, runners can be really rude. It doesn't happen very often, but every now and then, another runner will annoy me to the point where I want to chase after them and telling them to get over themselves.
Posted on 4:34pm Wednesday 3rd March 2010
I have had to rest up a bit after picking up some inflammation of the Anterior Tibialis tendon sheath (it runs from big toe to ankle, then up to the knee) in the Sussex Beacon half marathon last weekend so have mainly been working on the cross-trainer to keep my fitness up.
Posted on 11:52am Thursday 18th February 2010
Sleepless nights with his new baby daughter are causing a few obstacles for Fatboy Slim's Brighton Marathon training.
Posted on 1:51pm Saturday 30th January 2010
So I'm making this briefer than brief. 30-minute easy run today, which I actually did take really easily. 3.08 miles covered. It's a stunner out there. If I get some chores done I may get to spend some time in the garden later.