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Bupa Great North Run 2008
October 7, 2008, 9:40 pm
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So, after months of training and preparation the big day finally arrived . . .

It has to be said The Great North Run lived up to its reputation, and some; 2 days later and I’m still buzzing! Although I have been running for fun for nearly 2 years now this was the first event I have participated in and it certainly won’t be the last.

I picked the North Run as it has a big reputation and being a half marathon is about on the limit of what I can enjoyably run. However, when the number arrived in the post a few months back I suddenly realised that this wouldn’t be quite the same as my usual jogs round Cardiff – it’s not like you can change the route mid-run depending on how you’re feeling and then there’s the fact you’re running alongside others; I’m not overly vain but i’m not sure how motivating it is when people are whizzing past you!

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Nike+ has taken over my life
March 27, 2008, 10:29 pm
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Having run over 500miles in 12 months thanks to my iPod and the Nike+ its safe to say that I’m more than a little addicted!

This joint venture between Nike and Apple is a small add on that allows you to track your running performance while listening to your favourite tunes on your iPod. For the incredibly reasonable price of £19.99, you get a small reciever that plugs into the bottom of your iPod Nano or iPod Touch.

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