Sunday, 26 October 2014

Half marathon with Go Beyond

So good to be back out trotting in the countryside....

Today I was back with Go Beyond and attempting the off road half marathon 12 miles. The elevation was greater today and made it super tough. My time was 2hrs 21 which was shocking but I have to remember that I am only week 5 into the fitness and diet regime which includes all of the different disciplines (strength, endurance, cardio,etc) - slow yes, but providing that I continue it should ensure that I have solid foundations ...   I have to say that I definitely felt the slow rising hills and dips but not as badly as the 10km a couple of weeks ago!!

Oh, and darn it ... Today I saw that I am now in the ' veteran' category! A veteran and elderly primate ....whatever next .... it was only a month ago a garage asked for my ID so I will keep focusing on that for the moment...

So today was a smooth ride .... But no compass was required... Luckily ;o) ... That's next time ;o))

Sunday, 12 October 2014

First run of the season or really for the last two years! Only a 10km ... But 10km of mud and mayhem!

Should be a good warm up of the 10km night run and 10 miler in a couple of weekends ;o)

I have to say, the frame of mind was an interesting experience but I did get to the end!
Pace was 10.10 min mile which considering 3 weeks ago a run of only 1.2miles was 11.50 ... Things are moving in the right direction.. Ish.

Next step 1/2 marathon on the 26th!

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Learning to flyyyyyyyy !

Ok, so I am known to happily jump out of the plane but today was a little different... I had to stay in the plane and fly it ?!?

Ok, so in reality it was a case of the instructor saying ' over to you' and 'look no hands... No hands... You're flyin' .... But that was good enough for me ... Especially as I was just too distracted by the views, knobs and dials ( yes, yes, it doesn't take much!)

Again, again!! More ... More!! 

Nonetheless I can officially say that I flew a plane today ..... Blinking fantastic!

Back to the field - choi

Mozart Requiem by Candlelight

Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart Adagio and Fugue in C minor
Mozart Requiem
English Baroque Choir
Brandenburg Sinfonia
Jeremy Jackman Conductor
The Brandenburg Sinfonia and English Baroque Choir treat us to an evening of marvellous Mozart. Two orchestral favourites in the first half, and the beautiful Requiem after the interval.
Followed by: 

Tallis Spem in alium
CPE Bach Magnificat (excerpts)
This concert lasts approximately one hour without an interval.
Voce Chamber Choir
London Youth Chamber Choir
Suzi Digby OBE Conductor
James Sherlock Organ
Suzi Digby brings the energy and talent of her young choirs, Voce Chamber Choir and the London Youth Chamber Choir, to Tallis’ iconic 40-part motet. This programme also celebrates the 300th anniversary of CPE Bach, with excerpts from his Magnificat.

Friday, 3 October 2014


Mish mash mosh ...... 

Trimmer, brothers, Scotland and back to the brothers.....

Manon ... Tragic 

Back at the gym ....