Juneathon 9: Eltham Park 5 Review

After enjoying the Greenwich Parkrun yesterday with Jo, we made the decision to run in the Eltham Park 5, organised by the New Eltham Joggers. I’m making a return after a dodgy ankle and poor Jo has been suffering with back pain, so this was a bit of a comeback race for both of us. The race was mostly off-road, taking in trails and was absolutely beautiful, although surprisingly tough. It was overcast and chilly this morning, which for me is just perfect. Alas, the sun did make an appearance during the race and it… View Post

Return to Park Run and Danone Danio Yogurt Review

I went to the Greenwich Park Run this morning at Avery Hill with my friend Jo, who was visiting from her usual Bromley run. Due to being lazy and a funny ankle, this was to be my first attempt at running 5k this year. I had already decided not to worry about running a good time and instead just try to get round. Poor Jo has been struggling with a back problem recently, so we decided to run together and try to target 33-34 minutes and be happy with that. Jo is a lovely person… View Post

A week in statistics

And so, the first week of Juneathon draws to an end. My mileage has been nowhere near as impressive as many (I only clocked up enough today to make double figures), but I have enjoyed being active and the fact that my ankle so far remains pain free is very good news. Tomorrow I am going to go to my local Park Run where I will no doubt run my all time personal worst, but I am looking forward to it anyway. It’s been a good week. I met up with Jog Blog on day… View Post

What to eat after a run

I was asked on Twitter the other day what I eat after a run. I’m not a particularly good runner nor am I a nutritionist, but I am interested in food so I thought I would share my choice of post-run breakfast. For all my moaning, I do prefer to run in the morning for a few reasons; 1, it’s over and done with; 2, I feel good (and smug) for the rest of the day; 3, all the walking around during the day stretches out my legs. This means that I tend to eat… View Post