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December 01, 2011

Christmas gift ideas

Whispers.... minutes are ticking down for the year and we've reached December.... it must be nearly Christmas *boing* :) I can tell because the lovely family want me to produce a Christmas wish list... well they probably used the term "ideas for presents" but thought that was left wide open for creative interpretation ;-)

Bike lights

bike lights

Hump backpack cover

Humpback cover

Sealskinz socks


X Socks

X socks

Swim suit

Swim suit

Triathlon gear

ladies tri suit

iPhone 4S



Samsung Galaxy SII

Galaxy S2

Bike shoes

Bike shoes

A Life Without Limits

Chrissie Wellington

iPad 2

iPad 2

Muppet Christmas Carol night

Muppet Christmas Carol

Helmet Cam

Head cam

Weekend away with family

Nose clip

nose clip

Waterproofs for all weather


Single Malt



Wood burning stove

Wood burning stove

Winter wanderings around Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth Keep

Lock laces

Lock laces

Pics to PC & SD

Pics to SD

Yummy foodie stuff from Kendalls


Snow Jacket

Snow jacket

Track pump

Track pump

Night out at comedy/music gig with friends

Run in snow with Coffee Shop crew followed by pub lunch warmed by open fire

open fireOpen fire

Trip with training buddies to Club La Santa

Digital SLR Camera

Digital SLR camera

MTB Tyres

MTB tyres

Spinster t-shirt

Spinster t-shirt

Eye wear

eye wear

Picture frames

photo frames

Night out at cinema with friends

Moleskine for my non-digital notes


Arm warmers

Arm warmers

Coffee morning with friends

It's a bit of a work in progess but I'm sure it will be fun updating it!

December 28, 2009

1063 review

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So guess one of the up sides of sharing random thoughts online is that you get the occasional interesting email... this year there have been 2 notable messages that have arrived via this blog:

Chocolate Guinness Cake1) a lovely thank you note from a complete stranger who had stumbled upon my way of creating Chocolate Guinness Cake and quite obviously enjoyed it :o)

New Balance 10632) an offer of freebie Saucony running shoes in return for a review, offer was April... to cut a very very long story short it was nearly July when a pair of New Balance 1063 running shoes finally arrived!?

230 miles later New Balance 1063s are worn in but not yet worn out, although they are not the most comfortable footwear... they have seen me through several long road runs including a new PB marathon time *yay* :o)

New Balance used shoesNeutral build is keeping leggies going fairly evenly which keeps most pains of LSRs at bay and although would prefer more *boing* cushioned bits this pair have a few miles left in them yet...

as long as the trim at breakover point doesn't give out - unlikely scenario.

Good to be able to mention that these running shoes are actually made in a small town in the Lake District - not many running shoes can claim British build!

October 19, 2009

Inov–8 Terroc 330s and lakeland trails

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Following a playful introduction to trail running via 2008 Ullswater Dirty Double found myself signing up for a full series of weekend trail running trips during 2009... my intro weekend had been a useful reckie trip, could go on & on about the electric atmosphere, fabulous people, awesome scenary, beer & partying... best stick with what NOT to wear on your feet... pulling out an old pair of slightly worn rugged trainers was possibly a touch crazy and hard work on the ankles!

Lakeland trailsSo went shopping before embarking on 2009 Lakeland Trails series and went on to discover 4 great reasons to own Inov-8 Terroc 330s... Hawkeshead, Garburn, Derwentwater & Coniston :o)

Inov-8 TerrocCan't claim my new shoes turned me into a mountain goat but found under rocky trail conditions my feet could plant themselves with increased confidence. Cue much fun *boing* Also, they are soooo comfy and manage to stay put through boggy ground and sticky muddy fields too.

Back on road they proved to be a bit too "sticky" for long stretches on dry roads (think knee jarring) but in pouring rain they turned out to be roadie footwear of choice - gripping and wicking away excess water.

Trip to the seaside was taken in stride... turns out they cope with sand dunes and board walks too :o)

Lakeland trails ROCK

Looking forward to discovering more great reasons to own Inov-8 Terroc 330s :o)

April 14, 2008

The negative split

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Just being a part of the biggest road race in the world is an experience… this was my 4th with a dream plan of ‘good for age’ time (3hr 45mins) however the sheer congestion on route meant that after a ridiculously steady start settled for soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying it!! Best I’ve ever felt on route and although mile 25 was a touch painful the sight of Big Ben with the promise of The Mall (finish) just kept the ‘put one foot in front of the other’ mantra going.

Flora London Marathon 2008 Results#

Marathon kit frontRunner No: 14195

5 km 0:29:07
10 km 0:56:49
15 km 1:24:37
20 km 1:51:54
half 1:58:00
25 km 2:19:38
30 km 2:47:39
35 km 3:15:22
40 km 3:42:48
finish 3:54:22

Position (overall) 9758
Position (gender) 1437
Position (age group) 297
Finish time 3:54:22

Still within 2 minutes of PB :) and kept company with fellow Northbrookie/Fetchie ‘Phal’ (running her 1st FLM) for all 26.2 miles :D

April 08, 2008

£500 up for grabs…

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