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My London Marathon Challenge – Part 4

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

SSP_SD_100575Well it’s been a while since my last blog so lots to update you on!!!

I have continued with my training making sure I do enough to keep progressing at a steady pace without getting injured as April 2014 is still a long way off.

I have started to go further on my Sunday morning runs going for up to an 90mins in my first run I managed just over 10miles which I was really pleased with as this is the furthest I have ever run in my life. It wasn’t too hard either just at a steady pace…

As I was a sprinter I still like to keep the speed going so will be doing lots of 5k park runs and 10ks to make sure the speed is there. In early October I ran my second Maidstone Park run; I was aiming for a PB and sub 23mins. I went out hard and carried on to finish is great time of 21.40mins so smashed my pre-race target. A very happy runner!! The week after my park run I took part in the Givaudan 10k road race starting and finishing at the Julie Rose Stadium our home track. I was looking forward to running in my home town and helping the club raise funds. I woke up on the morning of the race and looked out the window it was raining (in fact it was more like a monsoon!!!). I drove through the pouring rain to the track and arrived to find the track flooded with rain water. OK today’s race was going to be interesting and wet!! I warmed up and went to the start area where the organisers said there was a major road flood just over the railway bridge which is outside the stadium. The starter Derek Seamon got us on our way and went out hard (perhaps a little too hard) we approached the railway bridge and at the bottom was the flood. I just followed the runners and went straight through the middle which was the quickest and shallowest part of the flood. That said my trainers where soaked. I went through the first 1km in under 4mins which was a little but too fast as I started to feel a bit heavy legged at 3km.

I carried on pushing and as the race went on I got wetter and wetter but was feeling ok. It was great to see all the volunteer marshals on the route many of whom gave us a cheer as we went pass them. Just after 7km I was greeted by my family who braved the rain to cheer me on. Claire my wife who’s birthday fell on the same day deserves a special mention for coming out in the rain to support me!! See them all gave me a boost and I pushed onto to the finish. When I entered the stadium gates I glanced at my watch thought sub 45mins is on. I didn’t want to sprint too soon but once on the track I went for it. As I crossed the line I wasn’t sure if I had done it… An hour or so later I found out my time. 45.03mins so close yet so far!! Anyways next time.

Following the 10k I have kept training up and ran another Park Run PB this time at the first park run in Ashford. My time of 21.14 was good enough for 16th overall. Didn’t feel great so lots more to come!!
Finally this morning I went out for my long Sunday morning run I headed out and was going well. At 5miles I was at Hamstreet woods I decided to carry on towards Woodchurch hoping there would be a right turn to take me back towards Stubbs Cross/Kingsnorth but it never came. I decided to turn back and ran through to Shadoxhurt and realised that I wouldn’t get back home in the allocated 90mins so called home to let them know I was going to be late. I ended up running 13.1 miles in 1hour 49mins which is a Half Marathon!! I have to say my legs are killing!!!

That’s enough for today… Hope you enjoyed the update!!!

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Ashford Leisure Trust 2013 Outdoor Open Meetings

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Ashford Leisure Trust are running a series of summer open athletics meetings that will include +wind 100m and 200m races, middle distance events and some Steeplechase development races.

Enter online and promote to fellow athletes and coaches.

The dates are:
Wednesday 24th April
Wednesday 22nd May
Wednesday 12th June
Wednesday 24th July
Wednesday 18th September

For more information view the online entry pages

Live Feed of BUCS Indoor Athletics Championships

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Watch live video from athleticos on www.justin.tv

Kent U11 Sportshall Decathlon & County Trials

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Kent U11 Sportshall Athletics Decathlon, hosted and organised by Ashford Leisure Trust on behalf of the Kent County Athletic Association (KCAA) at the Stour Centre, Ashford on Sunday 25th November.

This is a new event in the Sportshall Athletics calendar and we are confident it will be a great success and will become an annual event.

The Decathlon is open to boys and girls in school Years 5 and 6 from clubs and schools in Kent. Athletes will do all 10 events

Thanet Primary Sportshall Athletics Results

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

On Track Athletics was pleased to event manage the Thanet Primary Sportshall Athletics festival at The Ursuline College on Saturday 4th February. The event was run on behalf of School Games Organiser Phil Pittock and acted as a qualifer for the Kent Primary Sportshall Finals. Well done to all the pupils who took part in the event representing their schools.

Download the Thanet Sportshall Results 2012

The Ashford Leisure Trust Mile – Sport Relief

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Ashford Leisure Trust is organising a Sport Relief mile and family fun day at The Julie Rose Stadium on Sunday 25th March 2012. The day starts at 9am and will run through to 2pm and will include a range of sports activities for the whole family.

Do your bit for charity and raise mony doing a 1, 3 or 6 mile run for Sport Relief to enter Click Here

Pete’s BIG 10

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

On Sunday 27th May 2012 I will be running the BUPA London 10,000 for The Prostate Cancer Charity. You can donate money for my run by clicking on the Just Giving button on the right hand side our this page.

Please follow my progress and sponsor me.

Kent Under 11 Sportshall Athletics Trials

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Thanet Athletic Club a key partner of On Track Athletics will host and organise the Kent Under 11 Sportshall Athletics Trials on behalf of the Kent County Sportshall Association, and will select the 13 boys and 13 girls who will represent Kent at the Aviva Sportshall Fun in Athletics South East Regional Festival at Burgess Hill on Sunday 15 January.

Please encourage young athletes at your clubs in years 5 and 6 who could meet the qualifying standards to attend the trials. Athletes must attend at least two of the first three sessions on Saturday 5th November, Saturday 12th November and Saturday 26th November at Ursuline College in Westgate-on-Sea near Margate.

You can download the attached application form which includes the various qualifying standards and the closing date for applications is Thursday 3rd November. The application fee is

Walk/Jog 4 Life – Groups

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Ashford Leisure Trust is starting some beginners walking and jogging groups to encourage people to lead a more active and healthy lifestyle.

Whether you need support and motivation to start exercising, or you’re interested in doing something different, these sessions could be just what you’re looking for.

The sessions last 45mins and will include a full warm up and cool down and are led by a qualified coach.

Walking and Jogging are a great form of physical activity that can be fun and sociable as well as fantastic for developing fitness levels.

The sessions will run on a Monday at The Julie Rose Stadium (10.45 to 11.30am) and on a Tuesday at Kingsnorth Receation Centre (12.00 to 12.45pm) and will cost

Ashford Leisure Trust – October Half Term Cross Country Coaching

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Ashford Leisure Trust is running a cross country coaching morning on Wednesday 26th October 2011 from 9.30am to 12.30pm in lovely grounds of Godinton House & Gardens. The morning session will involve expert coaching in endurance running and will include activities to develop race tactics, pacing and sustained running over a cross country course. The course will involve running on grass and you could get muddy so please bring a spare pair of clothes.

Booking Information
Date: Wednesday 26th October 2011
Venue: Godinton House & Gardens, Ashford TN23 3BP
Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm
Cost:

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