Category: Marathon

#64 Pisa Marathon Part 2: Beating the Blues

#64 Pisa Marathon Part 2: Beating the Blues

Event Type: A road marathon Route: Starts at 9am. Roads are closed but sometimes drivers will attempt a closed section! Weather: Started at 0 degs C at 8am. Increased to to 10 degs C by about 11am During: Water + energy drink; bananas, apples, wafers @ every 5km; some sponge points as well. Too cold … Continue reading #64 Pisa Marathon Part 2: Beating the Blues

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#64 Pisa Marathon: Introducing A-D

#64 Pisa Marathon: Introducing A-D

16th Dec 2016: Opening Scenes Signore e Signora, la Signora Pneumatico will be arriving today perhaps a little anxious but let us make sure she knows all is well. Reflections: Meanwhile back in England, a week before leaving, Tyre Lady aka La Signora Pneumatico¬† (TL) is feeling stressed. Her alter ego has been sorting out … Continue reading #64 Pisa Marathon: Introducing A-D

#63 Chanthaburi Scenic Marathon: Run For the King

#63 Chanthaburi Scenic Marathon: Run For the King

Event Type: Mainly a road marathon Route: Starts at 4am, so carrying a light is useful in the dark areas. Goes through Laem Sadet. Flat and rolling hills, partly by the sea. Roads are not closed but there are road controls and the second half of the marathon is on the cycle route. Weather: Starts … Continue reading #63 Chanthaburi Scenic Marathon: Run For the King

#62 Cheltenham Challenge: Mud vs Hills

Overview Event Type: Multi-terrain Route: Easy to follow markers (although I did miss a couple due to lack of concentration) with a large hill feature and on this occasion some wonderful mud. Time limit: 9 hours Weather: 17 degrees C Goody Bag: Finishers medal; t-shirt and thankfully no plastic bag! Check Points: @Every 5km Scenery: … Continue reading #62 Cheltenham Challenge: Mud vs Hills

#61 Richmond Park Marathon: Visualisations and Performance

#61 Richmond Park Marathon: Visualisations and Performance

Overview Event Type: Busy London park trail with some very short steep hills and undulations. Route: Flags and mile markers Time limit: 6 hours Weather: 17 degs C. Bright and sunny. Goody Bag: Finishers medal; and various stuff Check Points: Every 5km; a couple of cafes to get an ice-cream Scenery: Rolling hills, trees, cyclists, … Continue reading #61 Richmond Park Marathon: Visualisations and Performance

#60: Cranleigh Boundary Trail Challenge: A Tale of Two Minds

Overview Event Type: Trail with some short steep hills and undulations. Route: Signage mostly on ground with biodegradable paint + trail markers. Some smooth trail and other parts lumpy, bumpy and boggy. Time limit: None Weather: 25 degs C. Bright and sunny. Goody Bag: Finishers medal. Check Points: About 5km; 10miles; and then 3 more … Continue reading #60: Cranleigh Boundary Trail Challenge: A Tale of Two Minds