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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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My London Marathon Challenge – Part 1

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Granny Ogg 6 weeks ago I started to prepare for my biggest sporting challenge running the 2014 London Marathon. I know it’s early and many people haven’t had their places in the race confirmed but I am lucky enough to have secured one of my athletics club places (hopefully).

There are many reasons for me taking on this challenge these include getting fit again, I’ve always wanted to do the London Marathon etc…

The main reason I am doing this race is to raise money and awareness for two very special charities; The Royal British Legion and CLIC Sargent.

On the 20th December 2012 I lost my Granny Ogg someone who I was very close too and who inspired me to achieve all I could in my life. Granny Ogg was part of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) during the Second World War and as a highly skilled radio telegraphist and worked punching messages onto tapes at Bletchley Park. Her skills as a hand Morse code operator were then used to relay messages behind the lines during D day.

Throughout her life she was a supporter of the Royal British Legion and I want to continue this support in her memory.

Earlier this summer I found out that a close friend had been diagnosed with Leukaemia and was receiving support from CLIC Sargent during their treatment. CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. They provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support.

It was a shock to find out someone so young, fit and active was suffering with this horrible illness; that it inspired me to do something to help them and everyone else who is fighting bravely against cancer.
I thought running 26.2 miles will be hard but it is nothing compared to what these young people are going through and hopefully it will raise some much needed funds for the charity.

OK that’s it for part 1 but don’t worry in part 2 I will tell you all about how the training is going and what I’ve been up to on my training runs and my races!!!. I might even share some interesting things I have seen (I can hope!!!)

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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.

Getting back to fitness

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

prelay As a former sprinter I haven’t trained for a number of years, not since 2003. I am now trying to get back into shape and you can follow my progress on

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I aim to run at least one race before the end of the season, plus some indoors and my be a couple next season… Follow my progress.

Kent Athletics Squad Day 2 – 29/11/08

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

The next Kent County Athletics Squad is taking palce on Saturday 29th November at Sevenoaks School, the Squads are for athletes in the U15, U17 and U20 age groups that have achieved a grade 1 or 2 in any athletics event. On Track Athletics coach Peter Le Rossignol in the county Sprints coach and will be leading a session on SAQ (Speed, Agility and Quickness) as well as fundemental movement drills and some core stability work. If you are a Kent athlete that has achieved a Grade 1 or 2 and have not be invited or returned your form please conatc Mark Dayson on 07795540 039 or visit the Kent Athletics Squad website.

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