Author: David

Chichester 10k – 2 February 2020 (David)

A couple of weeks ago Sharon and I decided to enter the Chichester 10k. Well, I thought it would be a good idea and whilst filling in my entry form filled one in for Sharon as well. I ran the race last two years ago (I don’t think I blogged about it) when I did a number exchange with a friend who was injured. I had a good run, my time was 42 minutes exactly and my training log said

David Lloyd clubs Ultra Relay – 24 June 2019

I don’t run hills. I very very rarely run off-road (I ran on the beach once this year and that’s about it). So why not be part of a team of four running 10 miles each mostly off-road between Worthing and Brighton up to and along the South Downs Way? No was my answer. A few weeks later I heard you got a decent burger and chips at the finish. Sign me up! There were 30 mile or 40 mile

The Felpham Five – 5 June 2019

Beach running… my favourite. The last time I wrote about beach running here was in 2016 when I took part in a race in Littlehampton. I wrote at the time… Straight after the finish I saw Ben (the race director of the new Felpham Five event) and immediately offered myself as a volunteer for his race – anything not to have to run!! In 2016 I volunteered for the race. I don’t think it took place in 2017 and then….

Ironman Lanzarote 2019 – Race Day

Three days after the race we’re sat on the plane flying home. Right then, lets write a blog. This is what came to mind. I needed to write a bit more than that, so here goes…starting with Friday (the day before the race). My pre-race blog can be found here. After taking the bike and transition bags (bike shoes in one, run shoes in another) down to the ‘race village’ on Friday afternoon it was back to the apartment to

Ironman Lanzarote 2019 – what am I doing here!

Right then, this blog is overdue a little update I’d say. I did sneak in a post about getting to my 500th parkrun a couple of weeks ago but other than that all has been suspiciously quiet – mainly as I think I’ve retired from this long distance nonsense. After Kona in October 2015 I thought I’d have a year or two off. I did. It was lovely. There’s far too many distractions around the house, with the local sailing

499 parkruns and counting

Apparently I’m about to do my 500th parkrun this weekend. So how did I get to this… I did a bit of running in 2002 (I took part in a Nike RunLondon 10k in Richmond Park) and that was it. Another 10k a year later at Blenheim Castle with friends and after that I took part in the Bognor 10k race (near my parents hometown) in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Each year I’d run for a few weeks prior to

Brighton Marathon 2017 (David)

Well… this is an easy blog to write.  I didnt’ take part!  I withdrew from the race a couple of weeks ago. I started training ‘proper’ just after Christmas and started building up my weekly long runs (12 miles, 13 miles, 15.75, 15, 16, 17) and then on 9th February on a short run in advance of an 18 miler planned for the following day I stumbled badly on a large pebble (or similar) on the promenade close to home

2016 Training Summary (David)

So, I’ve managed a year of my planned (at least for two years) retirement from Ironman racing.  I suspect right now it’ll be longer than two years but that’s not a problem.  I’ll come back and race long when I want to.  I just don’t think I want to right now. Here’s a quick summary from last year: Swim: about 4.3km!  Less than two hours of swimming in the entire year! Bike: 946 miles Run: 749 miles I had originally