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Front Page News!

Today I want to say a big 'Thank You' to the Bridlington Free Press (still only £1.05!) and to Senior Reporter, John Edwards. John is always supportive of charity fundraisers and local causes, but this week he and my local paper surpassed themselves in my eyes by giving me a call-out on the front pa…

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It Pays to Advertise

I've been having a bit of a problem with my eyes this past few months... strange objects like bright cog wheels floating across my field of vision. The wonderful doctors at the Bridlington Hospital Eye Clinic have checked it out and they tell me it's nothing to worry about... just the vitreous movin…

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George and Mildred

This week, thanks to the generosity of a couple of neighbours, I reached another milestone in my quest to raise £100.00 per mile for the Macular Society, at the London Marathon. I had spent several days printing and assembling an information package to alert my neighbours to the fundraiser, and on T…

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It's Good News Week...

There's a song title there... anyone else old enough to remember it?!

Today, I had my first visit of 2019 to the eye clinic at Bridlington Hospital. All the staff there are tremendous... friendly, caring, knowledgeable, and efficient. I can't speak too highly of them.


My macular degenerati…

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Christmas Fun

As mentioned in yesterday's post, today marked Day 1 of my London Marathon training schedule... and I started with a bit of fun.  Some of my Bridlington Road Runners team mates ran a Christmas Eve Half Marathon, which follows the route of the well established Bridlington Half Marathon, held in Octo…

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Two Miles Covered

Today, my sponsorship passed the £200 mark... that's two miles sponsored, out of the 26.2-mile course. Today I also received what I hoped would be my shoes for the race, a pair of Nike Zoom Fly marathon shoes. They come highly recommended, garnering great reviews in Runners World magazine and inde…

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BRR 2018 Christmas Handicap

Sunday December 15th saw the Bridlington Road Runners' annual Christmas Handicap, the second in a three-race series that makes up the Winter League. After winning the title for the past two years, and scoring a runaway victory in the first race, the Constable Handicap, I was hoping for a good race t…

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San Antonio Rock 'n' Roll 5K

Last week I flew to San Antonio, Texas, to visit an old (95 years old!) friend. While I was there, there was a Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Event in full swing and I decided to dip my toes in the 5K. There was a choice of Full and Half Marathons, as well as a 5K and 10K. But I was there visiting, so decid…

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Dangerous Sport

This was the aftermath of the Top of the Wolds 10K in June, which required eight stitches! I also hurt my knee, which ended my 716-day running streak... running every day for at least one mile.

But that's all behind me now and I'm looking forward to doing the race in 2019, when I've been promi…

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2018 BRR Constable Handicap

On Sunday, November 18th the Bridlington Road Runners staged their annual 10K Constable Handicap. This is a Staggered Handicap race, in which the slowest runner sets off first. The race starts and finishes on Bridlington’s North Promenade, taking in cliff top views of Flamborough Head as the runners…

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