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Two long years ago I was slumped forwards, hands on knees, gasping for breath and grinning wildly. I’d just run an 18:11 parkrun, dropped 1km from the line after a ding-dong duel that had been on almost from the start. … Continue reading

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The 100km running week

I am edging tantalisingly close to cracking the sub-18 for 5km, with an 18:05 PB at Main Beach parkrun a few weeks back. Surely, it’s mine? Any week now! Unfortunately, the desire to hit this goal has started to have … Continue reading

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My last 5km race

The Morning… The gentle strum of the harp pulls me through the mist and back into my bed. 5:45am. Wake-up time! Today I race! I grope around under the bed for my phone, switch the alarm off and creep out … Continue reading

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