Wednesday, May 20, 2009


John and Em arrived in Hambledon for the evening - John and Al fettled road bikes but, rather bizarrely, donned running gear for the evening: This was the first official training session in preparation for Octobers duathlon.

The evening kicked off with five-mile run around the standard circuit which Al has run countless times in preparation for his recent marathon. The pair managed a time of 42:31 Al finishing strongly despite ongoing marathon-lag.

A quite change of shorts for Al, shoes for both and it was a hop onto the road bikes for the punt to Dundridge. John had a Guinness while Al plumped for real Perry. John was in his element as he and three 'Harley' riders turned up and discussed modifications to their motorcycles. Al politely stifled a yawn.

The final leg back to base was uneventful but John steadily pulled away from Al who's legs were struggling with this new discipline. Spag Bol and trifle were waiting for us, and the boys toasted the start of this new multi-sport foray with an Ardbeg.

John & Al recover from their excersions

(Posted by: Al)

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At 11:06 am, May 28, 2009, Blogger simon said...


Many years ago I used to run... in fact I could do 10 miles in just under and hour...

is that good?

At 9:35 pm, May 28, 2009, Blogger TCA said...

Yes, that IS good - 6 min miles! I run 10 mile in about 1h 20m

At 7:45 am, May 29, 2009, Blogger simon said...

I was training "full on" at the time and only in my early 20's....

I remember the cross country. In fact I used to love running more than biking !

today I cannot run up the driveway... :o(


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