Tag Archive: Darren Strachan

Apr 10

the only way is Sussex – Brighton Marathon review

Brighton in full glorious sunshine

Wow that was a scorcher. Felt like 30 degrees at least out there. Any thoughts that we would pick the Brighton Marathon off with no pain was soon dispelled after 15 miles in the midday sun. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much St John’s ambulance action in a race with heat exhaustion bodies …

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Apr 03

Final week Team update:

Darren: Off on a four day stag party in Lanzarote!!!! David: Chevs: Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, Knees and Toes.   Head  – A little panicked – The arrival of our fab Hemihelp running shirts, course map (as if we don’t know it already) and the imminent arrival of the month of April means the …

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Mar 25

marathons for breakfast

  So today was the last big run before the challenge starts in earnest in 2 weeks time and I had fire in my belly. Today was going to be the day to get a cheeky marathon in on the way to work. It was up at 4:30am for a double dosage of Oatbix and juice …

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Mar 03

Its the final Countdown – 38 Days to Go!!!!!!!!!

Hello peeps. Its been a wee while since the blog was illuminated with our presence but here is a update on the teams progress: Chevs: I’m off skiing tomorrow so will hopefully also return in one piece.   Training update – did a 11.8 (.8 very important) about two weeks ago and then a failed …

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Feb 17

All Joined Up!

So hopefully we have listened to you all and with some technological web-wizardry from our Administrators we have made an effort to closely link this challenge blogsite to our Virgin charity fundraising site and along the way made clearer the ‘Who are we?’/’What is the challenge’ questions. A big big thank you to Nanny Val and Grandad Terry, Fiona, Natalie, …

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Feb 07

Is anyone not Injured?

Here is a round up of how the team have been over the passed few days and by the looks of things we are staring down the barrel of a starting pistol: Chevs: Crap run on Friday – set out to do between 9-10miles and it took 1hr45 – it was like running into the …

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Jan 17

Feeling really good about things

Not only was it great to get the Brighton to London team together on Friday morning (even if it was a little early), but the run, pace and general banter on the way around really made me think that this whole event is going to be a lot of fun. I am under no illusions …

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Jan 16

First team run (6:30am Hyde Park)

So it took a 5am start and a big bowl of porridge to get me out of the house and a 5 mile run to meet Darren, James & Jamie at Hyde Park Corner for our first group run. It was surprisingly quiet as we navigated the dark roads around Buckingham Palace before heading up …

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Jan 15

We’re running for HemiHelp

Brighton Marathon, Brighton to London, London Marathon… all in the space of eight days. We’re running for HemiHelp. Hemiplegia is a neurological condition that weakens one side of the body and affects one child in a thousand. It is sometimes described as a form of cerebral palsy and the effects are similar to those of …

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