Men in boots

I decided I quite like being bossed about by men wearing boots and camouflage trousers, so I signed up to British Military Fitness classes last week. Then failed to go to the Wednesday class because I was drinking wine and eating curry with friends; then failed to go on Saturday as well because I was […]

Race report: Commando Challenge

Normally when I sit down to write these race reports, it’s a bit of a mixed bag. I tend to list the good and bad points, with ugly bits thrown in if I really have something to moan about. But I can’t do that for Commando Challange…because the whole event was awesome. After a reasonable […]

I’m going commando

Yes, alongside some colleagues from work, I will be competing in Commando Challenge in just two weeks’ time. This involves running seven miles through bogs, rivers and submerged concrete cylinders – not to mention tackling the fearsome sheep dip. There’s no information yet as to whether we are allowed to wear pants. Scary mary. I […]

So far, so good

Abstained from alcohol last night, had a healthy vegetable pasta meal and was in bed by 10pm last night. Went to the gym this morning and ran 10k/6 miles in 60 mins. I rarely run at any other speed – and I’m good at pacing other people, as long as they run 10-minute miles! At […]

Mission impossible :-(

My positive thinking at the beginning of the week resulted in a 5-mile/50min run on Tuesday morning, my first day back at work for two and a half weeks. And – erm – that’s it. On Tuesday I got home a smidgen before midnight after client drinks in Londonium and went to bed without having […]

Race report: Bupa Great Capital 10k

Early start yesterday, but arrived at Hyde Park in plenty of time – unlike my old running partner, LB. He scoffed at my intention to get there at 9am for a 10.30 start, left home in Ware a good hour later than me, discovered his train was cancelled, got on a bus which got lost, […]

New challenge

I’m feeling more confident about the London-Brighton bike ride in ten days’ time, having been out again last weekend for a reasonable 15-ish mile ride. OK, it’s nowhere near the distance but at least I don’t feel like I’m going to hit the deck again every time I turn the handlebars. I felt noticeably more […]