Joining a running club

January 21, 2019 0

I had “Join a Running club” on my list of running things to do, and it seemed an easy one to tick off. So I started googling around for running clubs local to Beeston What I’m looking for To narrow it down I had a couple of things that I really wanted from a club:…

By Stuart

Week 3 of Boston Marathon training

January 14, 2019 0

The next gripping instalment of my marathon training for the Boston Marathon in April 2019. Went into the week feeling pretty good, especially as Monday is a rest day just to make life easier. Goals for this week were to up the distance a little bit and bring in some cross training bits. Tuesday was…

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Second week of Boston Marathon training done

January 8, 2019 0

Didn’t write much about my first week of training as it was all a bit ad hoc around Christmas and family travelling. Nice run around the weal of Kent on Christmas morning was the highlight. Nice crunchy frozen mud and only saw one human over the 7 miles. So skipping straight into week 2 then.…

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Strange discovery during Meditation

January 4, 2019 0

As normal last night once the chores and cat trays were done I sat on my little cushion and started my normal 10 minutes of meditation before heading up to bed As is normal if I’ve been for a run that evening I change the crossing order of my legs about half way through (I’m…

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Just keep it going

January 3, 2019 0

2018 ended and 2019 started with one of those things runners love, a nice stinking cold. As much as I love my niece and nephew I think their present to me probably lasted longer than mine to them This one was a particular stinker which kept on moving around. Mostly above the neck so I…

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How’s my running? – Gait Analysis

December 16, 2018 0

I’ve been having recurring issues with my right ankle this year. Nothing too bad, but enough to make me stop running for a couple of weeks for it to disappear (Injury woes). Then 2 weeks ago it moved up into my hip. No a major searing pain, but enough after half a mile that I…

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Food for w/c 25/11/2018

December 4, 2018 0

There’s been a lack of running over the last week as my right leg is playing up again. Glute/Hamstring being the main area, but knee and ankle joining in at point. Have a Gait Analysis with KHPhysiotherapy booked in for Wednesday. Fingers crossed this might work out why my right lower body dislikes me Planning…

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Attenborough rail crossing – November 2018

November 30, 2018 0

If you’re from Beeston then you’ve probably used the Meadow Lane level crossing to get over the railway and into Attenborough Nature Reserve. Back in 2016 Network Rail started to canvas local opinion on closing this crossing, and did a survey of usage Turns out it was heavily used as it’s a major entry point…

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Bloke Begins Yoga

November 27, 2018 0

I’ve never been the most flexible of people. I think I last touched my toes around the age of 14, 29 years ago. 23 years in a job that primarily involves driving a desk hasn’t helped either. Then 5 years of long distance cycling added on to the mix gives me hamstrings that are so…

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Running plans for the next 5 months

November 8, 2018 0

October 2018 turned out to be a much better running month than expected. I ran over 100 miles. and whilst not doing anything particularly structured managed to break my half marathon PB at the Workshop Half Marathon . So it’s got me thinking what I could achieve next year with a bit more training Setting Targets…

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Dovedale Dash 2018

November 5, 2018 0

Another Sunday, and another number to pin on. This time 2 numbers for the Dovedale Dash 2018 as Mrs BeestonRunner was also running with a number for the first time As Mrs BR was running there’s slightly less photos than normal as I didn’t fancy fumbling with a mobile phone whilst running through the River…

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Up and over Trowell Moor

October 19, 2018 0

Wednesday evening is my late cover for work, but the upside is I get a 3 hour break before it starts. So with some nice weather I decided to head out of Beeston away from the Big Track and run up and over Trowell Moor. Trowell Moor doesn’t really compare to the large moors in…

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Twiddling thumbs

September 22, 2018 0

One of those weeks really. Managed a couple of runs, but nothing special. Each of them ended up feeling sore and taking a lot longer for it to disappear. Work was busy so no lunch time escapes to the gym or sneaking out for a Yoga lesson. All desk driving and no play makes me…

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Plans Change

September 2, 2018 0

Originally today’s plan was to be running the 26 miles Dunstable Downs Challenge, but things change. Training was going well, decent half marathon time at the Belvoir Half Marathon, pleased with my times on the London Cardiff 24 give the lack of sleep and ramping the mileage up nicely. Then I over extended myself  in…

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