Category Archives: running

Toronto Marathon

I did the Toronto waterfront marathon today. It was tough – my slowest marathon of the year at 4.55. The course was flat & weather good so can’t blame it on that. I think a week’s conference beforehand with indulgence didn’t help, but just didn’t have mojo for it. Anyway, it’s a completed marathon, I won’t worry about time in a few weeks.

Turning posts

It was the Cardiff Half today but I didn’t do it as I needed to do my last long run before the marathon at the end of the month. It was a drizzly day and this desolate rugby ground was my turning round point on a 20 miler.

Hoka One Ones

I only get new trainers every couple of years but after last week’s marathon I got some blisters so got some new ones. I like Hoka as they have a massive sole which cushions impact and I have old mans hips to protect.

Yeovil marathon

I did the Yeovil marathon today – I’d got my tapering all wrong (and staying up until 4am Thursday night for elections didn’t help). I wasn’t as fit as I was for the last marathon (or even 4 weeks ago) so struggled in the heat. But hey, I’m happy with any time under 5 hours so 4.43 was alright.