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Canoe trip on the river Wye

Canoe trip on the river Wye

Anyone that has travelled by water will know it is something special.  Floating along in a canoe, essentially sitting on the water, allows for a completely different view than walking, running, or riding a bike.  When travelling alongside a river, we almost always...

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Final training push for the London Marathon

Final training push for the London Marathon

It is only a few weeks until the 2021 London Marathon. Recently my training has ‘stumbled’, and this week I need to pull up my socks!  A busy workload, weather, and lack of motivation haven’t helped…. We all go through periods of uncertainty, self doubt and ‘lack of...

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The first Esri UK Virtual Annual Conference 2021

The first Esri UK Virtual Annual Conference 2021

This year as COVID-19 still causes devastation worldwide, Esri UK are holding their Annual Conference virtually for the first time on 8th June 2021.  You can find out more and register here: Esri UK Annual Conference 2021 - Virtual | 8th June 2021. The conference once...

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First day of training build up for London Marathon

First day of training build up for London Marathon

It is Monday, it is not raining, and the day has been full of clear blue skies.  I have worked productively all day.  It has been a good day.  All of this is secondary though to one thing... first day of London Marathon training build up is done! I am running to raise...

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Wow!  I am running the London Marathon 2021 for MapAction

Wow! I am running the London Marathon 2021 for MapAction

I have very kindly been offered a place at the 2021 London Marathon to help raise funds for MapAction. I will be pulling on my trainers and putting in the many miles and hours of training so I can give my best on the day of the marathon... all to maximise awareness...

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What a year… see you 2020!

What a year… see you 2020!

Well, what a year 2020 has been. Many, if not most, of us have had our plans put on hold due to COVID19 this year, and many have had it a lot worse. I didn’t manage many of my outdoor adventure or running plans. I should have made the most out of being at home more...

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London Marathon 2020 – done!

London Marathon 2020 – done!

As I said in my previous post on this years London Marathon: "Wow!  This year is the 40th year of the London Marathon.  This is one of the most iconic mass participation event in the world, and this year it is celebrating 40 years… amazing."  Even...

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Running the virtual London Marathon 2020 – 40th year!

Running the virtual London Marathon 2020 – 40th year!

Wow!  This year is the 40th year of the London Marathon.  This is one of the most iconic mass participation event in the world, and this year it is celebrating 40 years... amazing. This year is different to all before.  We will be running a virtual race - no big...

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Running an Ultra Marathon – compete or complete?

Running an Ultra Marathon – compete or complete?

As I begin to wind up my training towards reinvigorating my passion for long runs, for example next years Threshold series 52 mile Race to the Tower Ultra Marathon (I am running in support of Dogs Trust), I reconsidered a question I was posed years ago - to compete or...

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