Posts Tagged ‘PB’

Mens 10k Edinburgh, 1 Nov 2015 – Race Report

Posted: 5th November 2015 by mockjogger in Race reports
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Why “mens” 10k? I asked myself when signing up for this one. Why would a race organiser cut off half their potential sign-up population? Who knows, but there were a few undercover ladies applying moustaches near the bag drop area, clearly determined to bend the rules. They had my vote. The race started on Lawnmarket, […]

I drove from Edinburgh to Stonehaven in the morning, parked in the leisure centre car park and strolled across a field to the rugby pavilion where the race would start and end. Putting two fingers up to the midweek BBC weather forecast, the start area was bathed in bright sunshine with just enough of a […]

Edinburgh Marathon, 25 May 2014 – Race Report

Posted: 26th May 2014 by mockjogger in Race reports
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Really, calling this race the Edinburgh Marathon is a masterclass of spinnery. The race starts in the centre of the city, fair enough, but then gets out of there as fast as possible, never to return. The East Lothian marathon would be a more appropriate moniker. Whatever, come Friday evening it was time to welcome […]

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 […]

And the winner of the Highland Perthshire Half Marathon is …. Mock Jo… Ugh .. What time is it? iPhone battery drained… Fuelband still working… Shit! 20 mins late. And thus began the race before the race; the race to get to the start line on time. Family up and dressed, downstairs to the MacDonald […]

The pre-race notes said “gently undulating”. They were right. There were not many flat sections on this route; just one gentle incline followed by a gentle decline, and repeat, with a couple of steeper ones thrown in to break it up. This was a gorgeous run through the East Lothian countryside around Haddington, complete with […]

The omens for this race were good. Sex/age categorisation had placed me in the Supervet section. How cool is that? It’s like I can swoop down and cure all the animals the ordinary doctors don’t know what to do about. The dinner before the race was a perfect pasta/beef combo. And it was a quite-chilly […]