Archive for June, 2014

This race is bonkers. 14 miles along city roads, through shopping arcades and up forgotten closes. Scrambling 600m up hills and bouncing down the other side, always wondering if you are going in the right direction. Avoiding cars, buses, pedestrians and, for the first time, trams. Across the fairway of a public golf course, up and […]

Saturday morning. The morning after arriving back from Tokyo. Tired and stiff, I wanted a run to eradicate the long flight from my legs. I did not fancy any of my usual routes and I wanted to try something new. A quick search provided the perfect answer – the Traprain Law hill race. Only a […]

Running Tokyo, Jun 2014

Posted: 12th June 2014 by mockjogger in Running Away, Training Runs
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As the saying goes, when you want to go running in Tokyo, find a river. So on the third day of a two-week sojourn to my favourite away venue, I ventured outside my base to make my way to the Arakawa river. Thirty degrees and 80% humidity met me at the door to escort me […]

Three Fourteen

Posted: 3rd June 2014 by mockjogger in Lists
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Last week in Edinburgh I got close to my ultimate goal of running a marathon in under 4 hours. The official time of 4:03:13 leaves me three minutes and 14 seconds to find. Not that I’m obsessed or anything, but when I think about it, there is is a lot I can do in 3.14. […]