Category: Miscellaneous

Kona Diaries 2013 – Day 16 – Kayak, Swim, Shave

After yesterdays fun on the bike today I decided to do something different. How about some swimming, but not really swimming… Sharon and I like a bit of kayaking/snorkelling. We’ve snorkelled on the Great Barrier Reef, in Barbados, in Egypt, New Zealand and today it was time for Hawaii. OK, so we did a little snorkelling a few days ago but today, Thursday, we planned to do a proper organised trip. After Sharon read about them from the folk

Weekend Update…

Regular readers may have noticed the lack of recent weekly “BPTT” (Bushy Park Time Trial) updates – well, we’re trying to make this blog more than just continuous rambling so will mention it more when interesting things happen (i.e., I get a PB – the last one was in October last year).  Well, here’s a quick update on my training/progress this week since last weekends Welsh Castles Relay. OK, running down hills is tough – real tough – and it’s

St. Mary’s Classic – 4 June 2008

After a miserable Tuesday night running in the wet with Ranelagh Harriers the sun came out and shone brightly all day Wednesday and into the evening for the “St. Mary’s Classic” track meeting – held at St. Mary’s University College in Twickenham. Sharon, Danny and myself went along to watch the racing and it was fantastic. The track at St. Mary’s is really good for spectating and there were a few hundred people milling about eating, drinking and watching the

Dorking 10 – 1 June 2008

In 2007 Sharon and I ran this race for the first time. The weather was boiling hot and it was hard work on this undulating course. We returned this year in much better weather (rather warm but not bright sunshine) looking forward to taking on this course for the second time. Firstly over to David… I’d not planned to race this one hard and wanted to treat this as a training run with a bit of a difference. Dorking is

London 10,000 press coverage (and me!)

I’ve posted here before about some of the local newspaper coverage that my photos have made it into, and also about Sharon and I when we were ‘featured‘ in Runners World magazine in the January 2008 issue. Well, after standing for hours in the pouring rain this past Monday taking photos at the London 10,000 race the photos that I took were tracked down on the internet by the editors at Athletics Weekly who contacted me (yup, I didn’t go

Bupa London 10,000 – 26 May 2008

Monday of this week was a typical British Bank Holiday – rain rain and more rain! After getting up early to support some friends taking part in race 3 of the Thames Turbo Triathlon Series I jumped on the train and headed into central London to watch (and take photos) at the Bupa London 10,000 – a new road running race in central London which takes in part of the proposed route for the 2012 Olympic marathon race. The race

Triathlons in the snow…

This past weekend (5,6th April) those who are running the London Marathon this coming weekend will have been in full “taper” mode and hopefully having a pleasant final long(ish) run – and at the same time maybe trying to enjoy the snow that fell in much of the UK. On Sunday morning the Steyning Triathlon was held in Horsham, West Sussex and as the morning went on, the weather closed in. The official photos have been posted over at

Cross Country Running – It’s Muddy Out There!

I love cross country running, the mud, the wet, the tough terrain etc. etc. I tell you, it grows hairs on your chest – or something like that! We do a lot of cross country running in Richmond Park as part of the Ranelagh Harriers running club that Sharon and I are members of, but I think my favourite courses are currently the ones at Parliament Hill in North London, and the Wimbledon Common course that Thames Hare and Hounds