Wow… 43mins To Spare

It’s 06:17 on Friday morning and here I sit with a fluffy fleecy dressing gown on and cup of tea cooling down on the arm of the sofa. I’ve got a some pasta boiling away in a pan in the kitchen and that right there is the most dire mistake I can make. Put pasta [...]

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Not A Bad Season

I returned from the bike club ride this morning to an email from my running club asking me to attend an awards evening next week. Apparently there is a nice shiny trophy with my name engraved on it awaiting my return for winning the 35+ Vet Category Time Trial Club Championships this summer!  It hadn’t [...]

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MTB Race – Hylands Park, Chelmsford

Yesterday I competed in the final Mountain bike race of the summer series.  Even though the course was flat it threw many challenges against every pedal stroke. Sticky mud, slippery tree roots which tried to throw you off at awkward angles, leaning trees that would thump your shoulders as you ducked and swerved around them, [...]

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Alton Water Duathlon 2010

Just sticking this here for my future reference really… Completed the Alton Water Duathlon this morning and won 1st place in my category and came 10th out of 23 ladies. The difference in the timings from the last time I completed this event in 2008 are the bit I’m most pleased about.. 2008 – 25.58 [...]

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A Crappy Start To A Good End

No format to this one…. not so much in the mood for writing as I am getting thoughts out of my head. Went to work at our head office today which is in the nearest town – Ipswich. I had a meeting scheduled with one of my team for 10am. As I sat chatting through [...]

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First Place Loser

Wil peered round the bathroom door on Monday morning. “You didn’t come third in that race yesterday” he said. I paused brushing my teeth using the silence in my head to conclude my estimate of 4th must have been spot on. “You came SECOND!!!” “SECOND?? SECOND PLACE?? Are you SURE? NO WAY! For having turned [...]

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1 Hour Enduro Race – Langdon Hills Country Park

Wil and I took part in a 1 hour Mountain Bike Endurance Race in Essex today. For a change we were on time, organised, well trained and fighting fit. Everything went smoothly including the trip down to Southend. The course was 6.5k (just under 4miles) through woodland and fields consisting of narrow very rooty trails [...]

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Super Sunday

_MG_9511 Originally uploaded by davefranciosy.co.uk Sunday was great. Freshly minus one small blonde who’s buggered off to ‘summer’ in the States with his Pa, Wil and I did a 2 hour Moutain Bike Endurance race at Brandon County Park which was number 2 in a series of 3. I didn’t do the first one but [...]

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Running….. But Not Me Doing It

My Little Bruv completed his first race the other night, a 10k which he finished in 45:43 minutes – an impressive 7.5 minute mile. Since he lives on the other side of the country from me I wasn’t there to show support. However, if I had been there I’d have told him I was going [...]

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Catching Up

So my view stats went from 130 page views in one day (because of Penguins?!) to nearly dropping off the bottom of the scale and I don’t blame you. Where the hell have I been eh? Just crossed the finish line I’ll take you back to Sunday 30th November when Wil and I completed our [...]

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