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by Val Baxter

June 12, 2014

Blaydon Blues

Well if you read last weeks witterings I was wondering if I had done the right thing not running in the vets league. Well yes it was definitely the right thing to do, but made not a blind bit of difference to the outcome at Blaydon. Let’s think about what has happened to me in... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

June 5, 2014

Quote: “surely you haven’t developed some sense….”

Well it didn’t happen the way I had wanted to, but there were two track meetings on this Monday. Opposite ends of the spectrum really – the vets league, a social gathering of senior runners who still compete in a stadium for athletics, that is levelled so that the likes of me doesn’t have to... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

June 3, 2014

Brian’s Blog

Had a canny week this week. A bank holiday at the front end, and a couple of pleasant social runs over the weekend. I had a day out with Linda on the Monday, a nice little stroll round York which is a change cos normally when I leave the house it is either to go... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

May 24, 2014

The Long Road to Recovery

Ya know people said that marathons take it out of you and take ages to get over, but I never thought it would take this long!!! It is about 5 weeks now since that beautiful day mid April when I had a stroll round our capital city. I have managed a few training sessions but... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

May 19, 2014

After The Lord Mayor’s party???

Sunday was a different day, on a high from previous day, and the club already having done well with the girl’s 1500, with Kate Waugh and Lydia winning their races, and Sophie Burnett massively winning yesterday’s 3000 and coming to watch today. Adrian again had a good lane in lane 6. This race was amazing... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

May 19, 2014

The North Easterns, from chump to champ in 3 days!

Following from the excitement of Wednesdays relays, came the North East Track and Field Championships. A big event in the athletics calendar , however I fear not greatly supported. Adrian has competed in this every year since he was old enough, and the best he had managed to date was a bronze in the 3000... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

May 4, 2014

Marathon + 3

Well you know, now the time log is London marathon plus 3 (weeks) and how am I doing?. Well following the run, all 26 and a bit miles of it, I was recommended not to run for at least 10 days. Following the run, the next day I had a massage. I went to the... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

April 20, 2014

Is there life after London?…

Well, I have done it all now. I have run X-country, run on the track, done fell running, road racing all distances and even joined in the increasingly popular parkruns. Now I have completed my first marathon so what do I have to stretch me now?? I observed  the Good Friday relays yesterday, watching makes you want to... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

April 18, 2014

What was all the fuss about…it’s just a run!

Better go and put the kettle and make a couple sandwiches cos this is the longest one yet. The last week of training was pleasant Tuesday and Thursday nice light jogging. I managed to find someone who would run with me, someone else who doesn’t mind listening to my mindless inane banter, albeit not for... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

April 12, 2014

Run fat boy run…

Well I am on my way to the big city, it’s not going to be a holiday, but I hope I can enjoy the experience. I assume a lot of people will be watching on the television, but for those of you watching on a computer, or smart telly, my number is 23655. I believe... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

April 6, 2014

Well this is it…

Well here I am my last pre-marathon blog. I do believe my public is growing, Jason Allison read an episode last week. This World Wide Web thing is great, and it just shows that the economy version still reaches Crook!! Hiya Jason. This week has been a bit bizarre, after cramming as many miles as... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

April 1, 2014

Brian’s Blogspot (It shouldn’t happen to a vet)

Well, that went down well… Lest we forget…13 November cos it’s the nearest Sunday to 11th Druridge Bay October 9th 2016 Well that’s the first one done… What did you do this Saturday???? Farringdon Tri… Watergate version 2016…Mr Nixon was unavailable… Well run m’lud… We won’t fall for that one again.. On a bicycle made... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

March 30, 2014

Coping with the (blood) pressure…

Don’t know what has changed since last week. I have raised my game considerably following the downer I was experiencing last week. Last Sunday’s run was awful, but I have a very good ‘back room team’, some good advice and encouragement and yes I am back up and at ’em. Mo Farah had better watch out cos I just... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

March 24, 2014

Is there a doctor in the house?

Still struggling this week, it is getting a bit of a concern. I worry now that I peaked too early when I ran the 18 miles so well. Hence the question ‘is there a doctor in the house’. I need somebody with a big Elastoplast, to help repair my shattered confidence. The 18 miles I... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

March 20, 2014

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