Tag Archives: marathon

Enter The Booler

I’ve been thinking. You’ve probably been wondering what pained, grinding noise was somewhere off in the distance. It was me. Thinking. But what have I been thinking about? Have I been considering how many years it takes the average woman … Continue reading

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Review of the Year – Part 3

‘I’m never, ever doing that again!’ I said cheerily as I finished the Yorkshire Marathon in 2013 (it’s worth adding that the ‘cheer’ was in fact forced/fake and was simply there to mask the pain/anguish/horror). However, early 2015 saw the … Continue reading

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The Yorkshire Marathon

The alarm woke me at 5.30am. I had not slept well. For some reason, I’d kept having nightmares about running a marathon. In fact, even the bits of dreams that weren’t anything to do with running were laced with unsubtle … Continue reading

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Marathon trivia!

With tomorrow’s  Yorkshire Marathon now looming like sinister zeppelin in an iron sky (feel the tangible optimism…), I thought it would be a good time to unearth some fun factoids about the ol’ 26.2 miles. Now remember, I’ve gleaned these … Continue reading

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The Redcar Half Marathon

There are many things that can drive an athlete. Things that push him to his absolute limits to make him give it everything he’s got. It can be pride, glory and a yearning for self-fulfilment. In my case this past … Continue reading

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The Scottish Half Marathon – Day 2

I awoke in the Travelodge having slept well – just like Lenny Henry promised. Wait, he’s Premier Inn isn’t he? Pfft, he should try a Travelodge for a change. Although I’m fairly certain the contractual obligations that came with the … Continue reading

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The Great North Run 2015

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s a moderately decent runner in an ill-fitting Superman costume! That’s right: for the first time since I took up this running nonsense, the urge to dress up for a big … Continue reading

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