Archive for April, 2014

Great Edinburgh Run, 27 Apr 2014 – Race Report

Posted: 28th April 2014 by mockjogger in Race reports
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At risk of sounding like a wannabe Edinburgh tourist spin jockey, this place is righty proud of it’s City Centre. It is small and varied, with historical landmarks dating back centuries, open parkland and contemporary venues. When the chance comes to race here, I’m up near the front of the queue. This year, the Great […]

Back to Earth with a Parkrun

Posted: 15th April 2014 by mockjogger in Training Runs
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For the last year I have been looking for an opportunity to try out my local Parkrun. Normally, Saturday mornings are reserved for activities with the Junior Mockjoggers, but as they have gone to Tokyo for a while, I have the time. So, 6 days after the majesty and scale of the Paris Marathon, at […]

Paris Marathon, 6 Apr 2014 – Race Report

Posted: 8th April 2014 by mockjogger in Race reports
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The travel connections, like almost all the logistics for the Paris Marathon went like clockwork. I flew from Edinburgh to Paris on Friday morning before the race. Off the flight, RER to Chatalet, a couple of metro switches later and I was at the Expo in Porte de Versailles. There were no queues at all […]

Paris Marathon Countdown – 1 Day

Posted: 5th April 2014 by mockjogger in Race Preparation

I started writing this post about two weeks ago when, fuelled with a class of red zinfandel, I wondered what I would feel like the night before my first marathon. At that time, I expected that I would feel inspired. I expected that it would feel like the before one of life’s more momentous events. […]