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31-Jan-13 Janathon ends on a century

In Blog, charity, Personal, Sports on January 28, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Janathon and the 100 miles has been achieved, hence I need to stick by my word and donate another £50 to our charity.

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A full blog with the highlights will be written tomorrow, as I am now going to down a few hard earned pints.

Well done to everyone who did Janathon.

My stats according to MapMyRun:
Day 31 – 2.48 miles
Janathon to date – 100.57 miles

Me and a number of my colleagues at SThree are doing Janathon for orphaned children through SOS Children’s Villages. Our goal is to try and raise £1,000 through our own and others donations.

The hard work has now all been done and now its time for us to beg for a few coppers to make it all worthwhile. We have raised a total of nearly £400 towards our target of £1,000 across a number of donation sites. SThree will double what ever we raise, so please dig deep and donate, as even a small amount will mean a lot.

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30-Jan-13 98 and not out!

In Blog, charity, Personal, Sports on January 28, 2013 at 6:25 pm

After my penultimate run today I feel like a cricketer who is stuck on 98 with one day to play of a final test.

Although those last couple of miles should now be a doddle, I am worried that one early mistake tomorrow evening and all my hard work will be undone.

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As I am playing football to finish Janathon, it is riskier than my normal runs. Saying all that, I now feel our team from SThree and all those other Janathoners have done themselves proud in a month, which has thrown snow, ice, wind and rain at us.

My stats according to MapMyRun:
Day 30 – 2.05 miles
Janathon to date – 98.09 miles
1.91 miles to achieve in the final day to complete 100 miles.

Me and a number of my colleagues at SThree are doing Janathon for orphaned children through SOS Children’s Villages. Our goal is to try and raise £1,000 through our own and others donations.

The countdown to the end of Janathon is truly on with just a day to go. We have raised a total of nearly £400 towards our target of £1,000 across a number of donation sites. SThree will double what ever we raise, so please dig deep and donate, as even a small amount will mean a lot.

29-Jan-13 Mind over matter.

In Blog, charity, Personal, Sports on January 28, 2013 at 6:25 pm

I’ve struggled through today with my cold, but have drawn inspiration to run tonight from the words of support on my blog; I also found this on a fellow colleagues blog, which I thought was a great image of mind over matter!

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I was unsure how far I would push the body (or mind) tonight. I had to do at least 3.2 miles, which I did with Grainne, but I then went on and completed 5.5 miles, which was very satisfactory.

My stats according to MapMyRun:
Day 29 – 5.5 miles
Janathon to date – 96.04 miles
3.96 miles to achieve in the last two days to complete 100 miles.

Me and a number of my colleagues at SThree are doing Janathon for orphaned children through SOS Children’s Villages. Our goal is to try and raise £1,000 through our own and others donations.

The countdown to the end of Janathon is truly on with only 4 days to go. We have raised a total of nearly £400 towards our target of £1,000 across a number of donation sites.

SThree will double what ever we raise, so please dig deep and donate, as even a small amount will mean a lot to these individuals.

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28-Jan-13 Sick!

In Blog, charity, Personal, Sports on January 28, 2013 at 1:53 pm

As if the running was not enough, I have now fallen foul to a cold bug.

Hardly ideal with only 4 days left, hence a very short blog today, as although we went , it was a real struggle to do the 3.4 miles, I am now contemplating bed again, as I am sure my body is going to pay for this!

My stats according to MapMyRun:
Day 28 – 3.4 miles
Janathon to date – 90.54 miles
9.46 miles to achieve in 3 days to complete 100 miles.

Me and a number of my colleagues at SThree are doing Janathon for orphaned children through SOS Children’s Villages. Our goal is to try and raise £1,000 through our own and others donations.

The countdown to the end of Janathon is truly on with only 4 days to go. We have raised a total of nearly £350 towards our target of £1,000 across a number of donation sites. SThree will double what ever we raise, so please dig deep and donate, as even a small amount will mean a lot.

27-Jan-13 Spot on target!

In Blog, charity, Personal, Sports on January 27, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Sunday running; how good was this today in warm weather and sunshine. So different to many of our runs this month.

After yesterday’s and Friday’s struggle, I planned out a 3 mile route today that I knew would result in a Costa coffee. In fact, my planning was spot on, with MapMyRun totalling 2.99 when we got there.

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How good was this as a target for the day!

As my goal was to run 3.21 for the day, we ran a bit further to hit this target.

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My stats according to MapMyRun:
Day 27 3.21 miles
Janathon to date – 87.14 miles
Miles per day to hit 100 – 3.21 miles

Me and a number of my colleagues at SThree are doing Janathon for orphaned children through SOS Children’s Villages. Our goal is to try and raise £1,000 through our own and others donations.

The countdown to the end of Janathon is truly on with only 4 days to go. We have raised a total of £192 towards our target of £1,000. SThree will double what ever we raise, so please dig deep and donate, as even a small amount will mean a lot.

26-Jan-13 More cake.

In Blog, charity, Personal, Sports on January 26, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Again the legs were feeling wary today, after what has been a very long month of running, but thankfully the sun was shining and it was dry.

After our cake and coffee adventure a couple of weeks ago, we decided to repeat the task today; Grainne choosing a Carrot Cake, whilst I was more adventurous and went for the Eccles Cake (really)!

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Although named after the English town of Eccles, Eccles cakes do not currently have Protected Geographical Status, so may be manufactured anywhere and still labelled as “Eccles” cakes. Fascinating eh (maybe not)!

Today I added another 3.74 miles (Grainne chipped in with her own 3 miles).

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My stats according to MapMyRun:
Day 26 – 3.74 miles
Janathon to date – 83.93 miles
Miles per day to hit 100 – 3.21 miles

To close today, I must mention that Millwall were the first team to reach the 5th round of the FA Cup, after what was a fantastic result last night. Well done to Lewisham born John Marquis, a life long fan, who scored the winner. Fingers crossed for a big tie in the draw on Sunday!

Me and a number of my colleagues at SThree are doing Janathon for orphaned children through SOS Children’s Villages. Our goal is to try and raise £1,000 through our own and others donations.

25-Jan-13 When the going gets tough…

In Blog, Personal, Sports on January 25, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Today was the toughest run to date and somehow I managed to get through on pure will power, as the legs certainly felt wary tonight.

As it’s Friday night (party night) it seemed appropriate to play a proper tune from the eighties, which somehow summed up how I felt when I finally got home!

Tonight, albeit slowly, I smashed my target for Janathon (75 miles) and am now in touching distance of 100 after completing another 5.5 miles this evening.

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My stats according to MapMyRun:
Day 25 – 5.51 miles
Janathon to date – 80.19 miles
Miles per day to hit 100 – 3.3 miles

Me and a number of my colleagues at SThree are doing Janathon for orphaned children through SOS Children’s Villages. Our goal is to try and raise £1,000 through our own and others donations.

24-Jan-13 All the gear. No idea!

In Blog, BYOD, Personal, Sports on January 24, 2013 at 6:59 am

As can be inferred from the title, I was planning to play football in some new training gear I decided to invest in tonight. Thankfully the new trainers, training top, shorts et all arrived today, and although I love the saying (came out of our Mexico holiday earlier this year), I’m rather hoping that my game was OK (well. OK’ish).

During the game, I ran a modest 1.15 miles. I love using MapMyrun to do this; it must get so confused tracking my GPS positioning on that small pitch! After I did some additional warm down running to take my total for day 24 to 3.15.

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My stats according to MapMyRun:
Day 24 –  3.15 miles
Janathon to date – 74.68 miles
Miles per day to hit 100 – 3.61 miles

Me and a number of my colleagues at SThree are doing Janathon for orphaned children through SOS Children’s Villages. Our goal is to try and raise £1,000 through our own and others donations.

On the SThree careers web site is a great video that explains a bit more about what SThree is doing for this worthy charity.

http://bcove.me/32th45bo

23-Jan-13 Down, but not out!

In Blog, charity, Personal, Sports on January 23, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Phew. It was close tonight, but I was nearly completely down and out, as I clipped someone’s drive and virtually nose dived in the kerb! Tom Daley would have been well proud of me, but certainly not a 10 for style!

After last nights snow run, tonights run was extremely cold, but at least dry and the pavements were mainly clear of ice. A first for a couple of days!

After running a very respectable 2.5 miles with Grainne, I then continued and ran my longest run yet, hence the title of my blog, which was 6.05 miles; in a very respectable time as well (9 and half minute miles), so extremely pleased and relieved I recovered from the dive!

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My stats according to MapMyRun:
Day 23 – 6.05 miles
Janathon to date – 71.53 miles
Miles per day to hit 100 – 3.55 miles

Not a video of my fall, but came across this when searching.

Quite a backdrop!

Me and a number of my colleagues at SThree are doing Janathon for orphaned children through SOS Children’s Villages. Our goal is to try and raise £1,000 through our own and others donations.

22-Jan-13 Back in the saddle!

In Blog, charity, Personal, Sports on January 22, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Tonight I was back in the saddle. Not literally , as in the horse term, but back running again after last night’s disappointment.

After the joke that was day 21 and being thwarted by the ice, an unexpected significant flurry of snow came this evening that provided enough grounding for a day 22 run.

The bad news is that it looks like it is here to stay for the evening.

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Look out for that snow train service again tomorrow

The run of 3.6 miles with Grainne was in almost blizzard conditions, but was quite good fun. Honestly!

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A good time also!

My stats according to MapMyRun:
Day 22 –  3.6 miles
Janathon to date – 65.48 miles
Miles per day to hit 100 – 3.8 miles
Days running in blizzards – 1!

Me and a number of my colleagues at SThree are doing Janathon for orphaned children through SOS Children’s Villages. Our goal is to try and raise £1,000 through our own and others donations.

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