Monthly Archives: July 2011

RGU Downpatrick 10k

After a few days Camp Greenview has been finally decommissioned (just in time it would seem, given tonight’s rain!) and since the last blog we’ve had an afternoon of crazy golf at junction one in the blistering heat yesterday, a trip to … Continue reading

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…a little further, but not much!

After the great camping expedition we headed for Whiterocks beach, just outside Portrush…it’s a little further than the back garden but not much 🙂 What a great afternoon of glorious sunshine. The pics below are testament to the fact that … Continue reading

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You don’t have to travel far…

I took my son to a car boot sale today not far from where we live. He is getting some holiday money for himself and his wee sister. This incentive turned him into a demon salesperson and if I was … Continue reading

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rest day?

After a particularly hard training and race week I decided to designate today as my weekly rest day so as I could put in some good shifts before the 10k on Wednesday. So I rested by doing a 12mile cycle in the … Continue reading

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Intervals for speed & food as fuel…

Having taken part in two long races this week already I would not ordinarily attempt a rigorous speed/interval session so soon. However, after a straightforward four and a half mile ‘recovery’ run last night I felt able to do the … Continue reading

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Portaferry 10 mile race – great event & lessons in nutrition complacency…

Before I begin this evening’s blog I would like to pass on my sincerest best wishes to the young child who was knocked down in Portaferry tonight. I wish him a speedy recovery. It was awful to see the child … Continue reading

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Weight loss impossible?

..it is a common thread and many beginning runners take up the sport for this reason and get really frustrated when they don’t lose lbs fast. Weight loss is not the reason I took up running and it is just … Continue reading

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Cookstown sizzler (not), bloody Garmin & Larne is best (just for half marathons…nothing else!)

This is a longer than usual blog today, but there are so many things I would like to get in: A brief update on my own performance; a review of the relatively new Cookstown Half (this is only its third … Continue reading

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Late fitness test…

A slow short run tonight wasn’t much of a test but the shin and ankle didn’t show much sign of pain. I am not sure what has helped most…I received a number of tips on facebook and via email. Needless … Continue reading

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Great advice…

Ibuprofen, magnesium, calcium, glucosamine sulphate, omega3, deep heat, tiger balm…perhaps my pal from the gym is right – I am a junky! I have really been trying everything this week to get some relief from the ankle & shin pain … Continue reading

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