The Cricklade 10k

The 3rd of October 2010 saw me try my first 10k event with the Cricklade fun run. 10k: That's about a quarter of a marathon, and about 4k further than I'd run at that point. My key objectives, in order of priority, were: - Don't die. Don't come last Don't stop Overtake whoever is in front of you in the last 200m This post is a re-hash of the blog posts I made in the lead up to it, and in the aftermath, brought over from my old site. The last time I'd run in a group it improved my performance hugely compared to running only with my mentors, Gilles & Eugene. Since then I'd been running solo, so it promised to be an interesting test of how I was…
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In the beginning…the fat boy decided to run

With Kevin Costner it was a case of "if you build it, they will come". Back in the August of 2010 I wondered if the same can be true of "if you blog it, you will run". I had been meaning to get fitter for some time but never quite got into the groove. From a flirtation with jogging at the end of the previous year to periodic spells at the gym; all seem to fizzle out after a while. After six-months of sloth I needed to get the spatula out and give myself a slap on the arse: it was time to set a target. The statement I made in my blog was a simple one: "By this time next year I intend to have run a marathon". I…
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