Category Archives: Race Report

2016 Brooklyn Half Marathon review

7am is early for a race start, particularly if you have to travel. Some friends from the running club were meeting at 4am to drive to Coney Island and take the subway to the start but I was staying in … Continue reading

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Newport 10k 2016 – post race review

This past weekend was the 5th time I’ve run the Newport 10k and the second time as an official blogger for the race. It’s always been a fast race for me – despite all the turns it is a fast … Continue reading

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London Marathon 2016

I was lucky enough to run the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday April 24th. The experience was amazing, and it’s worth a detailed look at how the day (and the weekend) took shape. I’d had concerns over muscle tightness … Continue reading

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When a PR doesn’t feel so great

I know I should be very happy. It was a very definite PR, not just a small one. So, why doesn’t it feel great? Just over a week ago I ran my second marathon, and my second Philadelphia Marathon. At … Continue reading

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Running away from home

No, I’m not running away, but I have been running, away from home. For the past week I’ve been on a business trip to the UK. This was arranged relatively recently and I had to try to fit as many … Continue reading

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2015 Newport Half Marathon review

Despite having run my half marathon PR a week earlier (more on that below), I had decided I wanted to run this one fast too. I find it difficult not to get caught up in racing, particularly when so many … Continue reading

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Newport 10k race report

As I mentioned in my last post, I wanted to write up my experience at the Newport 10k this year – I wasn’t sure I would do it this year, but I was offered a free entry thanks to this … Continue reading

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A busy weekend

This past weekend started with the Newport 10k – I’ve enjoyed this race since the first time I did it a few years ago, and I will write more about that race in a separate post, hopefully tomorrow. I had … Continue reading

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A running start

I know many runners who started running when they were young, but I also know quite a few who started when they were older. Those who started later usually have a story about how and why they got started. I … Continue reading

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Running the Newport 10k again

The Newport 10k, the first Saturday in May, has been on the USATF Team Championship schedule since 2007 (and started before that), which is before I even started running. It has grown in size quite considerably since then and attracts … Continue reading

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