The 2016 Annual Bling Review

As always around this time of year, normally a little later but I am presently injured, I take a look back at this year’s bling so those that read this blog can effectively window shop for their collections. And so, without further ado, here are this years medals. PS. My Favourite is Athens.   Advertisements

Bling Review: 2015

   and waiting on the US Santa Dash in the post…            

1/12/2013

MOVEMBER 2013 It is hard to think that a year ago I was cursing the organisers of Movember and @Mo_running after running the Greenwich 10K for the charity? Me, Lizzie, Corky and Neil Movember 2012 The main reason was that, after 6 months of running the 2012 race really hurt. And it hurt because the…

04/09/2013

I came across JOST Running whilst coveting the August bling of a fellow member of the Twitterati. It was a hot dog medal and I had to have it, no matter what, thinking it was a US race, and that I could sign up in 2014. So I looked up the @Jostrunning user referenced in…

28/10/2013

THE GREAT SOUTH RUN… The BUPA Great South has a huge field, 25,000 for what is classed as the “World’s Premier 10 Mile Event.” It is a gold something-something event, I can’t remember what was said by the announcer over the PA, or maybe it was the wind howling at Portsmouth seafront. For all my…

01/12/2013 Additional

So the Movember 10K in Greenwich was the last race of 2013 and dear readers, you know what that means? It is the annual bling review. So here it is… the medals of 2013… Tunbridge Well Half Semi de Paris North Carolina Half marathon Crescent City Classic (10K New Orleans) Rock and Roll Half Edinburgh …

16/04/2013

This was to be a joyous write-up, another race down, cracking bling, a challenging but fun course in the mountains, a Tweet Up, but I cannot shake the images of Boston out of my head. When the first plane hit the Twin Towers I was working on the trading floor of Bear Stearns. I stopped…

03/04/2013

30/03/2013 The 35th running of the Crescent City classic brought me to New Orleans, the Big Easy, on the second leg of my #runcation and it would give me more to worry about on the race than I experienced in the rest of the 2013 calendar to date: Heat and Humidity. With Tunbridge Wells having…

25/03/2013

The North Carolina Half Marathon, Charlotte, NC…I have lived and travelled all over the world, and subsequently am in a very privileged position to be able to call upon friends in places such as North Carolina if I wish to run there. And so I did. Having expanded from running 10s in London, the 10s…

27/05/2013

The BUPA London 10K 2013 – My First Anniversary Race…Okay, so here we are, one year on from my first ever race, the race that started it all, the BUPA London 10K. A calendar year ago I had no idea what to expect. I had never raced before, I didn’t know what a bib was,…

05/03/2013

The Semi de ParisI know how I got here. After the flu, and snow, and ambiguity, a relapse and only three short training runs I stamped my feet into the ground on the downhills of Tunbridge Wells on the 24th February and somehow stood at the start of the Semi de Paris, the Paris half…

Race Review – The Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon

The Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon – the first goddamn race of the year…   It should have been so different. I had planned to start 2013 on a high, after the final successes of 2012 left me feeling buoyant about my running. I had, after all, taken over 10 mins off my 10K time and was…