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All Blog Posts Tagged 'athletics' (4)

To boldly go . . .

 . . where few my age have gone before. 

Every so often something happens in my life which inspires me. Last weekend such a thing happened. I took part in, and did tolerably well at, an icosathlon (from the Greek icos = 20, athlon = contest). Like decathlon, you know, Daley Thompson in the Olympics, all those years ago,  only this is 20 events. Unfortunately for the world what this inspires me to is vanity and dire prose.

So what has inspired me.

1) Camarederie - two…

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Added by Adrian Essex on September 1, 2016 at 19:00 — No Comments

Outings on my motor cycle and age weighted athletics results

I'm still not doing many miles on my motor bike so not long ago I set off on it to have a look at a couple of parks where there are parkruns. Finsbury Park is very convenient for me, I can jog over to it before the run, but it does have some killer hills on the 5k route, indeed I'd go so far as to say there are no flat bits, and climbing the steep one twice, once on each lap, must add considerably to the time taken. So I set off to look elsewhere for somewhere flatter, with a view to…

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Added by Adrian Essex on August 22, 2011 at 23:18 — No Comments

Mid life crisis - I might not grow out of it

There are two aspects to my ongoing crisis I can confess to today - my bike and my athletics.

The bike is still a source of pleasure to me - it looks much more impressive than it actually is, and my familiarity with it is increasing, though only very slowly. I've had insurance on it now for about 4 weeks, in which time I've travelled about 30 miles. Owning a motor bike was always much more just an idea than actually a need for transport. I've managed to mix up the types of miles a…

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Added by Adrian Essex on July 27, 2011 at 15:16 — 1 Comment

Talented Crouch Enders 2

Talented Crouch Enders 1 was not meant to be taken entirely seriously - more sort of Keystone Kriminals.

Try and guess, from my broadly signposted clues, the tone of this entry.

Clue number 1 - the subject - me. Greying, wrinkling, sliding down the wrong side of the slippery geriatric slope. Any talent this silly old bugger may ever have had is clearly in decay. And yet there's…

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Added by Mac Heath on March 31, 2011 at 17:17 — No Comments

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