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ULTRArace.100 – Part Two, the final checkpoint

In Cotswold 100, Injury problems, Races, Running, Ultramarathons by All This Running Around7 Comments

Note: again, if you want to see some pictures of the event, use the following link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ultraracephotos/sets/72157630244526740/ Look out for Kevin Doyle, the eventual winner. He’s number 16. I’m not a morning person. But that’s ok, because while 2.15am is technically the morning, it’s still very much the middle of the night. So when the alarm went off after me grabbing about …

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ULTRArace.100

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Quick note before I start: I was going to put a bunch of photos in this post, but haven’t for two reasons. Firstly because most of mine were essentially of trees and tarmac, and secondly because there is a brilliant gallery here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ultraracephotos/sets/72157630244526740/ A few months ago, I was looking for an ultra marathon that was taking place close to where …

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Back! And looking forward to the Cotswold 100

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So finally, after what seems like an eternity, I’m back. Yesterday afternoon, with the sun shining (for once) and everything below my knees feeling more or less ok, I decided to go for it. The plan was simple: a slow 3 mile jog around the local lanes, just test the foot out and see how things went. I was pretty …

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Taking a break, climbing the walls…

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One of my two regular readers told me off a while ago for moaning on this blog. So I’ll try to keep this as upbeat as possible, which is not necessarily easy considering I am going to be bollocking on about top of foot pain again. Following my ‘false start’ post about the running streak, I actually surprised myself by …

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Better On The Way Down Part 2: Reach The Beach Relay Massachusetts 2012

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My friend Pieter has been at it again. A few weeks ago I posted his excellent video for the Reach The Beach Relay in New Hampshire, which he and his team took part in last year. (You can find the post here: http://allthisrunningaround.co.uk/better-on-the-way-down-reach-the-beach-2011/) Not only have they completed another RTB relay, but Pieter has produced another brilliant short film to …

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Barefoot running streak – false start?

In Barefoot running, Luna sandals, Running, Streak running by All This Running Around5 Comments

On Tuesday 15th May I wrote a post about running streaks, and that I was thinking about starting one. On Wednesday 16th May, I did just that. It might seem a little bit pointless to write about a running streak that has barely even got started, but already it’s been an interesting experience, frustrating and enjoyable in pretty much equal …

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All This Running Around presents: the ten best running scenes ever filmed

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I thought  of this the other day while I was watching ‘Rocky II’ on television. The final training run is something of a guilty pleasure of mine. It’s unashamedly cheesy, but Stallone just about gets away with it. Compared with the final run on the beach with Apollo in III, it is practically an exercise in filmic restraint. I don’t …