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Bournemouth Marathon Race Report

We are delighted to report that the four members of the A-Z team for the Bournemouth Marathon successfully completed the race on Sunday. All have now returned to work and are bravely coping with their aching limbs and battle scars ( some more quietly than others ). The A-Z team would like to thank all involved with the Bournemouth Marathon, …

A-Z team training for Bournemouth Marathon

A-Z Team Training update

There should be a law banning all decisions made at a Prosecco fuelled works Christmas do, particularly decisions that would go on to include a lot of sweat, pain, a little blood and running gels!  With just under a week to go until race day you would expect the A-Z team training to be completed with all in tip top condition: Some are in …

A-Z team training for Bournemouth Marathon

A-Z team training on Bournemouth Marathon Course

The Plan As part of their preparation for the Bournemouth Marathon, the A-Z team planned a training trip to the south coast. One of the team, who shall remain nameless, had decided that visualisation was an important part of preparation for such a challenge. Consequently, the A-Z team have now visited the Bournemouth Marathon course and seen for themselves that …

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Yorkshire 3 Peaks walk training – Bournemouth Marathon

As the Bournemouth Marathon became more of a reality for our team, Caroline became concerned that the ‘running a marathon is more of a mental challenge’ mantra was being taken a little too literally by some, in that they were not doing much physical preparation! The scheduled Yorkshire 3 Peaks walk work social weekend provided the perfect opportunity to address this …

The Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100

Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100 – Event day

On the 31st of July – Tim from our drawing office took part in the Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100. The Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100 celebrates the legacy for cycling created during the London 2012 Olympics. After months of training, preparation and over 380 miles cycled (in July), Tim was ready to partake and raise money for London’s Air Ambulance.

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Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100

  31st July 2016 09:00 – 31st July 2016 16:00 Tim from our drawing office is doing a sponsored cycle ride in July to raise money and awareness for London’s Air Ambulance. The Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100 celebrates the legacy for cycling created during the London 2012 Olympics. Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100 starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows …

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Bournemouth Marathon training update – Steve

As the Bournemouth Marathon edges ever closer, the gap between New Year’s good intentions and reality becomes ever more stark. The intention was to gradually develop a solid base level of fitness, undertaking a range of outdoor events to improve my endurance. While doing so I would be enjoying learning new skills and training drills before embarking on a marathon …

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Bournemouth Marathon training update – Kieran

My approach to training for an event like this is normally quite laid back; a couple of training runs, a few lengths in the pool, try to avoid too many Tikka Masala’s and see what happens on the day. I’ve never run a marathon before, in fact I’ve never run a step further than a 10km before, but how hard …

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Bournemouth Marathon 2016 training update 2016 – Phil

After three fairly relaxed months after Christmas and that silly, alcohol fuelled decision to take part in the marathon, I suddenly realised the size of the task in front of me. I found myself spending every available moment frantically researching training programmes, dietary requirements, running gear and stretching techniques. Completely overwhelmed with the large amount of information out there I …

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Bournemouth Marathon training update – Caroline

24 weeks before the BIG race and I have realised I need to do some marathon training, but before I start any running I need to improve my fitness and the easiest and cheapest way to do this is by walking. I decided to sign up for the A-Z annual walking event which this year would take place in the …