Stephen Chapman

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2016 – Project PB Final Update

Earlier this year, I outlined my running aims for 2016. At the end of the year, here is an update and it can be summed up with the phrase “oh so … Continue reading

January 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

October running challenge

I haven’t run that much over the past month and have only attempted 1 long run in October, so with a few days off work, I thought I would challenge myself.  My … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

2016 – Project PB Update #3

Earlier this year, I outlined my running aims for 2016. At the three-quarter stage, here is an update: Current 5k PB – 22:27 Aiming at 21:59 or better Getting close, with a … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

2016 – Project PB Update #2

Earlier this year, I outlined my running aims for 2016. At the half way stage, here is an update: Current 5k PB – 22:27 Aiming at 21:59 or better Getting … Continue reading

June 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

SD 18th June 2016

Something different: For today’s Parkrun Saturday I completed a challenge – my own personal inverse duathlon. It consisted of a 13.1k cycle from home, then a 5k parkrun and finally … Continue reading

June 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

SD 17th June 2016

Running up that hill Just a few years ago, I started running to keep fit.  I now aim to run 3 times a week, possibly 4 if it’s not raining.  This is … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

SD 12th June 2016

Something different: I hadn’t realised that the course at todays St Albans half marathon was so hilly.  I figured that it was going to be a real challenge when a … Continue reading

June 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

SD 28th May 2016

Something different: Another Saturday, another Parkrun and the second week in a row that I attended the first event at a new location.  This time, I didn’t have to go … Continue reading

May 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

SD 21st May 2016

Something different: Another new Parkrun event for my 9am Saturday 5k run, bringing my number to 21 locations. This time it was in Hatfield as the course launched at a “new” park that used … Continue reading

May 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

SD 15th May 2016

Something different: After an up and down running year and now an injured knee, I’ve struggled to complete many long runs recently.  I decided this morning to get out into … Continue reading

May 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

SD 8th May 2016

Something different: Today I ran the Hackney half marathon for the second time and it was a disappointing day due to the heat. I knew it would be tough, but … Continue reading

May 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Edinburgh run

An evening run along the Water of Leith in Edinburgh… So pleasant, I decided to stop and take photos every now and again.

April 15, 2016 · 1 Comment

2016 – Project PB Update #1

Earlier this year, I outlined my running aims for 2016. At the end of what is quarter 1, here is an update: Current 5k PB – 22:27 Aiming at 21:59 … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

My week – pain and pleasure

On Monday, the day after the half marathon, I was walking along and something went ‘twang’ in my left leg and it’s been ****ing painful since! So my week has … Continue reading

March 27, 2016 · 2 Comments

1:48:13

So today, after 2 months of calf problems (which is still an issue) and zero long runs, I ran the North London half marathon anyway.  The injury has not helped my … Continue reading

March 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

100 up!

I attended the Malling Parkrun for the first time yesterday – it was my 100th Parkrun. Despite a stinking cold, I was very pleased to reach this milestone at a relatively … Continue reading

January 31, 2016 · 3 Comments

10 miles – 1:19:49

I ran my first 10 mile race today and it was very tough (strangely more difficult than a half marathon). I had set myself a challenging time and the course … Continue reading

January 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

2016 – Project PB

In 2015, despite many weeks of injuries, I ran 130 times, a total of 915 kilometres.  I use kilometres because it sounds more than miles!  Sometime in January/February I will have … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · 8 Comments

Half marathon… the sequel

Despite a lack of serious training due to niggling injuries all summer, I ran in my second half marathon today in London and raised money for Scope in the process. … Continue reading

October 11, 2015 · 3 Comments

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