Hot on the heels of the Iffley Miles, I headed to the Olympic Park to see if I score a second PB in as many days at the Great Newham London 10k. The day turned out to be amazing, tough and ridiculous in equal measures!
Last year I discovered a fascinating-yet-underloved running distance that has won my heart. The Oxford University’s Iffley Road track hosted the Iffley Miles, along with my very approximate attempt to emulate Sir Roger Bannister.
Here’s something I’m helping to initiate for the charity I ran London Marathon for. It’s not your usual fundraising plea…
Originally posted on #PorridgeSwap:
Welcome to the official launch of #PorridgeSwap!
Inspired by the “one red paperclip” story, the premise of Porridge Swap is simple: start with a portion of instant porridge, swap it for something bigger and better, then continue to swap for 12 months before auctioning the final item to raise funds for African Children’s Fund to support projects like their Porridge Clubs in Kenya.
Starting in Small Charity Week 2015, the #PorridgeSwap will continue until the start of the 2016 Small Charity Week, when the final item will then be auctioned.
So how will it work?
- Each item will be listed in its own post
- We’ll invite you to make an offer of what you’re willing to swap
- Once we’ve received an offer or two we’ll announce a deadline for any more offers
- Then we’ll review all…
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I can’t believe it is the end of June already! Where does the time go? This year’s Juneathon has had it’s ups and downs but it finished on a high.
The penultimate day of Juneathon seems to have arrived quickly this year.
I got home from work, cooked dinner and then it was time for tennis. On the TV. Yep, the start of Wimbledon inspired me to sit on my backside!
Once the coverage was over I set to doing some heavy lifting in the study. It wasn’t dumbbells but stacks of old Professional Photographer and Association of Project Management magazines. We’re clearing out the study (aka the junk room) as the new sofa bed arrives this weekend.
As part of the clear out I uncovered this item that a select few of you may recognise:
It’s funny how, back in those days, there’s no mention of running!
After a late night involving copious amounts of food and drink there was no danger of me going for a run this morning. Instead I opted for an afternoon “homing pigeon” run.
I’ve begun using parkrun more regularly for a Saturday morning session but this Saturday I was taking part in another run instead. The town of Witney came together for a fun run to mark the start of Lib Fest – a memorial day for a local girl who died after being knocked down by a car on her way to school.
Fridays seem to be the hardest day to Juneathon (yes, it is a verb as well as a noun) what with the end of the working week and the weekly big shop. Today I went for an alternative option.
Today’s club session was somewhat different – it was the home leg of our local club challenge between Witney and Eynsham Road Runners. All I knew was that the course was 4.6 miles and it started at the rugby club.