Sai Runs!


Welcome to Sai Runs.

 

Sai Runs is a list of 10k+ running events which I will be participating in. Past events are also included. The aim is the particpate in 10x10k+ runs within 2007 and to raise some money along the way for good causes.

I have also participated in the Serpentine Last Friday of the Month 5k run (http://www.serpentine.org.uk/) and the occasional Bluewater Weekly 4k run (http://www.sherunsheruns.co.uk/events_index.htm).

Click HERE to go to the Sai Runs 4k and 5k! page. 

My training routine started out with running (or jogging) 2-3 times a week to cover a minimum of 15k. More recently (May/June 2007), I've increased the total weekly running distance to a minimum of 20k. My diet still remains on the whole unchanged (i.e. I eat whatever I want, whenever I feel like it), except that I've stopped eating fish and chips, kebabs, burgers and pies (with exception)! I train occasionally with Andi who's also running in most of the 10k+ events that I've signed up to!

Andi is a supporter of the Tower Hill Stables Animal Santuary (http://www.towerhillstables.com/). If you'd like to sponsor Andi to raise money for hundreds of rescued animals visit Andi's website at http://andicheese.googlepages.com/home to find out more!

If you'd like to sponsor me (where applicable), please choose from one (or more) of the following events:

Click HERE to go to the Sai Runs Sponsors! page...

 

 Completed 10k+ Runs for the year 2007!...

(17) Stebbing 10 mile road race

(16) Billericay Striders Waitrose 10K Road Race

 (15) The ASICS Kingston Running Festival (16 Miles)

  • Date: 14th October 2007
  • Organiser: Human Race
  • Website: http://www.humanrace.co.uk/  
  • Time: 03.18.15
  • Comment: Damn knee injury again... had to walk the last 4 miles!

(14) Middlesex & Open 10

    Date: 9th September 2007
  • Organiser: Middlesex County Amateur Athletics Association
  • Website:http://www.middlesexaa.org.uk
  • First 10k run since my knee injury - a slower pace, but I made it past the finish line!
  • Time: 01.06.12

(13) Bluewater She Runs He Runs 10k

(12) Dartford Half-Marathon

  • Date: 22nd July 2007
  • Organiser: Dartford Harriers Athletic Club
  • Website: http://www.dartfordharriersac.co.uk/
  • This is my first ever 1/2 marathon - I ran it without stopping!  
  • Time: 02.29.39 

(11) BUPA Great CapitalRun 2007 (10k)

  • Date: 15th July 2007
  • Organiser: Bupa/Capital FM
  • Website: http://www.bupa.co.uk/
  • Help a London Child
  • Time: 01.00.42

(10) London Chest Hospital 10k Race

(9) Hampstead Midsummer 10K

(8) Orpington 10k

  • Date: 24th June 2007
  • Organiser: Orpington Road Runners
  • Website: http://www.orprunners.com/
  • A mostly off road course with a few hills! It was raining!! 
  • Time: 01.01.43

(7) Cancerbackup Father's Day Fun Run - London (10k)

  • Date: 17th June 2007
  • Organiser: CancerBackup
  • Website: http://www.cancerbackup.org.uk/
  • To raise vital funds and awareness of cancer among men. See website for details.
  • Comment: 3 laps of a flat course on a lovely warm day.
  • Time: 1.00.42

(6) Hearts First Jog - Canary Wharf 2007 (8 laps = approx 10k)

  • Date: 6th June 2007
  • Organiser: British Heart Foundation
  • Website: http://www.bhf.org.uk/
  • Fundraising for the BHF to help beat heart disease
  • Comment: The laps were definitely a few metres short of 1.25k. A very relaxed and and friendly event and very well organised!
  • Time: N/A, but 8 laps were completed in under 52 minutes!

(5) Norwich Union City v City 10K

(4) Edmund Carr, Great Baddow 10 mile Charity Race (that's 16k!)

  • Date: 20th May 2007
  • Organiser: The Rotary Club of Chelmsford Mildmay
  • Website: http://www.baddowraces.org.uk/
  • To support local charities working for local people. See website for details.
  • Sponsorship: If you'd like to sponsor this charity, write a cheque, payable to "Great Baddow 10 Mile" and send it to The Race Organiser, c/o Thompson B/M, Bilton Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2UB.
  • Comment: My first 10 mile run! I acheived my aim which was to run non-stop from start to finish. Looking forward to doing this one again next year (and getting a better time!).
  • Time: 1.51.12

(3) Hearts First Jog - Tower of London 2007 (10 laps = approx 10k)

  • Date: 9th May 2007
  • Organiser: British Heart Foundation
  • Website: http://www.bhf.org.uk/
  • Fundraising for the BHF to help beat heart disease
  • Comment: The laps were definitely a few metres short of 1k. A very relaxed and and friendly event and very well organised!
  • Time: N/A, but 10 laps were completed in under 55 minutes!

(2) Sevenoaks Rotary 10k

(1) Greenwich Meridian 10k

  • Date: 4th March 2007
  • Organiser: Cambridge Harriers
  • Website: http://www.cambridgeharriers.org.uk/
  • Comment: My first ever 10k run! Mostly flat except for two long hills (the same one, twice)
  • Time: 1.01.18 

 

Personal Bests

27/04/07:

So far, the race times have been below the average for my age group but I'm working on achieving faster times!

I'm also beginning to realise the importance of having a race plan (thanks to Andi's advice).

My personal best at 4k, 5k, 10k & 10 miles are:

  • 4k:
  • Time: 20.00
  • Event: Bluewater Weekly 4K
  • Date achieved: 26/05/07
  • 5k
  • Time: 26.32
  • Event: Serpentine Last Friday 5K
  • Date achieved: 27/07/07
    • 6k
    • Time: 44.21
    • Event: London Santa Run (6k)
    • Date achieved: 8th December 2007
  • 10k:
  • Time: 58.43
  • Event: London Chest Hospital 10k
  • Date acheived: 08/01/07
  • 10 Miles (=16k):
  • Time: 1.43.42
  • Event: Stebbing 10 mile road race
  • Date acheived: 11th November 2007
  • Half Marathon (13.1 Miles = 21.09k):
  • Time: 2.29.39
  • Event: Dartford Half Marathon
  • Date acheived: 22/07/07
  • 16 Miles 
  • Time: 3.18.15
  • Event: Asics Running Festival
  • Date acheived: 14/10/07

     

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    Photos

     

     

    At the start of the Asics 16 Miles!

     

    Photo from the Hampstead Heath Midsummer 10k. It's a mug!!!

     

     

    Photos from the Orpington 10k! (1) It's Andi again, at the start line. (2) That smell of hot dogs... yummy...

     

    Photos from the Hearts First Jog, Canary Wharf! (1) Andi, caught wearing the wrong coloured T-Shirt! (2) Joggers warming up before the run!

     

    Photos from the City V City 10k in Greenwich.(1) Near the start line, (2) Views from the park after the race!


    Photos from the Great Baddow 10 Mile! (1) Andi warming up, (2) Me crossing the finish line!

     

    Photos from the Hearts First Jog in Tower of London! (2) Andi and me, just before the official group warm up!

     

    Photos from the Sevenoaks 10k. (2) Warming up for the race!

     

    Photos from the Greenwich 10k. (2) Andi and me, at the finish line with our medals!