Happy Monday

Hello and welcome to my running blog.

Well, it’s the start of the working week and the livin’ is easy. Perhaps not quite but it’s close enough.

Last week was one where I played it gingerly. I had a slight twinge in my achilles heel but some rest, ice and patience seems to have done the trick. So, it was just a slow 4 miles on Wednesday and 30 minutes of interval spin on Friday.

The weekend was spent in a gloriously sunny Bristol . It’s a fantastic city. Congratulations to the organisers of Bristol’s International Jazz and Blues Festival – it was a ball! It was really good to visit a new and original venue in Bristol – The Birdcage – it’s well worth a visit.

Sunday was the Bath Half. A misty and chilly day but a great course and encouraging support. I was pleased with my time of 1hr51 – I was aiming for a slightly quicker time but, as so often the case, the first 4 miles were quite crowded and difficult to make any decent progress early on. Juliet ran really well, my brave one. Thanks to Clare and the thousands of spectators for providing the motivation and joy.

This evening (Monday) I’m hosting a talk by Mark Rowlands and the launch of his new book Running with the Pack, at Waterstone’s Piccadilly. I’m really looking forward to it – it’s sold out and should be a great event!. I’ll let you know how it goes, next week.

Have a great week!


I’m running the 2013 London Marathon for Mencap. Please have a look at my sponsorship page!


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