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Training Log: philm64

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 1:57:59 11.91(9:55) 19.16(6:09) 378
  Running1 1:00:00 6.52(9:12) 10.5(5:43) 125
  Total3 2:57:59 18.43(9:39) 29.66(6:00) 503

Tuesday Sep 25 #

12 PM


Indoor bouldering at Bloc , again.

It had been a week since i last climbed anything, which is too long.

Proper mega beasted. Tried the 6b+ circuit (new) - got spanked. Properly.
I'm getting bored of Bloc now tho.

The BOK run tonight should be interesting (make that "knackering"). Fast forward to a pint & crisps in the pub afterwards please?
7 PM

Running 1:00:00 [3] 10.5 km (5:43 / km) +125m 5:24 / km
shoes: Brookes Ravenna 8

Bok run, good turnout, nice & sociable, Frampton Cotterell. Lovely route and a stunning harvest moon.

All i could think about was Val, who died today, exactly a year older than I am. (not my strava)

Sunday Sep 23 #

11 AM

Orienteering race 1:06:59 [5] 10.51 km (6:22 / km) +209m 5:48 / km
shoes: VJ Integrators

Caddihoe chase day 2, nearly didn't bother, but rain stopped as I arrived at event.
Short brown, 8.1km, CHASING START, 66:59, Clive 63 (!)

no Matthew owen (7 seconds behind yesterday!) , shame, but meant i felt more relaxed, but sloppy on no 4 & Ifor was on me (He'd started 1:32 behind). Crap route to 7 meant he was with me, and after no 10 (20 seconds? annoying) i put in a fairly determined effort to drop him proper. 13 & 14 went well, & by 15 I felt I'd got enough of a gap (2 mins). Tried to leave 15 through brambles & lost a minute as had to do a 180 back to nearly the control. BUT! No 16 - total disaster - no idea what they were thinking as Tamsin (3:30 faster than me yesterday) lost 8 minutes here, the large depression had no control in it, & they were all too close to the earthbanks. I knew Ifor would turn up; he did; Tamsin eventually told me where it was to put me out of my misery, it was in some unmapped bramble filled hole which was wrong, IMO. Clive - 2:36; me - 7:11; Tamsin, 12 minutes!!!!! I'm claiming 4 minutes lost.

Raged to 17 but luckily Ifor led me to it (Clive lost 3 mins here), by 18 was back to Ifor, then, sod the O, I decided to just run "at" Tamsin & her SOC clubmate Rob Finch (M21). It was now easy path running , & I pretended that I'm not unfit , & was hanging on , for grim death. Rob cocked up the tower and Tamsin really seemed to be breaking me, but she got stuck in brambles just at last control , & I was with here, & she & I punched the finish at the same time (117:59), tho I have to admit, she beat me (results say we were equal 4th). Too strong & fast!

2nd, 2nd M50, Pete Ward (M45) had a flyer, 57:30. Clive slowed in the last controls, as did Ifor - they were mainly running tho with a sting at no 23 (literally).

Very glad I came today, after all. It was fun! Well worth the sad case of number 16.

Saturday Sep 22 #

1 PM

Orienteering race 51:00 [5] 8.65 km (5:54 / km) +169m 5:22 / km
shoes: VJ Integrators

Caddihoe day 1 - Perham Down.
short brown, 7.1km. Raining.

started very late, & got going quite quickly, & 11 controls went well (I'd been warned about no 3 so was careful & hit it fine).

no 11 i got lucky - but no 12, I took the NORTH route , for my own reasons, & there was no way in & despite pace counting & finding the distinctive tree, I could not fathom how to get into the green fight. 3 mins. Awful.

Catching Anya Crocker (SOC) as she'd got past again at no 12. But at no 15, I decided to be "clever" & go round - huge error - again, no way in through brambles. She was away again (1 minute-ish).

fed up now so ran her down & went flat out & just pipped Matthew Owen's time - but Clive 6 mins up. oh well.

Desperately cold after I finished, & my stomach swelled up on drive home, felt utterly rotten - early night, & not eating much. Bin tomorrow off?

Course results - 11th! -

SWOA long results - nice of Clive to run up & deny me a rare title.


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I live in Bristol. I have three hobbies: Running/ Orienteering, Rock climbing, and guitar playing (I'm in a function band, I'm also in SPOOK. I work sometimes freelance at Lloyds bank in Bristol but mostly retired really. I'm generally fit these days, though suffer from variable health, I have Polands' Syndrome, and had M.E./CFS from age 33 - 40 (43 for purposes of sport). I also had major surgery on my upper intestines in 2017. I love music & travel, and mountaineering.

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