Bank holiday tempo

  At last a pb! More comfortable conditions, still pretty warm though! Sea-level 10k for half marathon pace. Phew! Many walk breaks to have drinks 🙂 Haven’t seen Steve for a while (Steve, hi!). I’m reading a book by a woman who has run the Beachy Head Marathon 3 times and calls it ‘Bitchy’ 😀 […]

Too hot!!

Today I took the bus to Shoreham before heading up to the South Downs Way. ‘Twas a good move, missing out as I did the boring bit 🙂 I felt good on the run, except for having to stop at the Youth Hostel to use their loo… more work must be done on not needing […]


It’s hot! I’m dawdling in this heat, but I hope the effort I *do* make will still pay dividends… Still, a beautiful day! Preston Park was looking gorgeous as ever (so I had to waste a bit of time with photos and social media!)   I couldn’t resist a detour round Hove Park either, and […]

Yes I can-can

Much better than last time, no tummy problems! The forecast said heavy rain, and by the time I got to the windmill I was wondering when I would get some – so hot and humid I wanted some nice cool rain!! Well, it rained a bit anyway… It was pretty peaceful up on the downs […]

omg better get on with it!!!

Nice relaxing 10k as first comeback after all the revelry at Cropredy Festival. Getting down to running business from now on, as have rashly entered the Beachy Head Marathon 😮 I have been pleased to find that we can use the school swimming pool after the marathon 🙂        

More speedplay

Pow! Check out those positive splits ha ha 😀 Fartleking again, 3k was enough for me today after a weekend of fun visitors, food, and beer (including a madras-hot vegetable biryani last night, heh). I thought I would try running at what I thought was half-marathon pace for a spell – it was from just […]

Preston Park 12k (ish)

Struggled to get up and out this morning! Decided to give the long run a miss. Running with the wind along the prom was nice 😀 I was procrastinating all the way, had a goooood look at Facebook before heading out, having already stayed in bed for half an hour after the alarm went off. […]

Devils Dyke morning

That was proper slow! Tummy pain from kilometre 16 onward had me walking most of the way home 🙁 Still, a lovely morning to be out and about, and for such a long and steep route I felt good! I was apprehensive about this route taking me through a slightly unsavoury part of Hove, and […]