Tag Archive: James Ellis

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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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 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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Feb 01

Happy Birthday Jimmy Blackpool

Happy Birthday James, As a gift I hereby allow you a day off running I however ran into work with my new ‘toe protector’ from Boots and it works like a dream. The only problem was that the whole of my right leg was screaming in agony and I literally hobbled all 3 miles. I …

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Jan 30

Sonic ‘Toe’ Manipulator

James and I have been celebrating his youthful birthday today and discussing just how painful injuries need to get before they start to become a real concern over the success of this challenge. As James pointed out in his blog below, our 20 milers on Friday seem to have sent our legs into overdrive with …

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Jan 28

Fridays all about the Mileage

Its been slighty colder today than of late. Shakespeare once said ‘as cold as if I had swallowed snowballs‘ At 5:30am I gobbled a gigantic bowl of porridge delicately laced with rare honey and tip-toed out of the family nest and into the arctic. After a few miles through Liverpool St and across the Thames …

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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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