20 Aug – Baldrick For A Day


With apologies to my dear friend and very capable accountant G – this is as good as my Excel gets! This is my cunning plan to run the year. August has been a particularly crap month for running – a combination of heat, migraines, social events and a basic lack of get up and go. By now I should have run approx 120km in the month, and am down quite substantially.

But I have channelled my inner Baldrick and come up with a new plan. Rather than running for three days and resting, I’ve calculated that I can actually now afford to run for two consecutive days and then rest. This will still get me easily to my target for Christmas Eve.

Not sure I’ve ever publicised that bit of my target, I started just on a week late into the year and I want to finish a week early, so I can have a ‘non running’ Christmas break. After many machinations and sophisticated excel modelling which took at least 20 minutes, my new plan is set.

Like Baldrick’s it probably may come a cropper, but as of today I am on course.

What to say about the run – nothing really, it was hot, so was I, nothing to see, nothing to talk or write about.


Chain Reaction – Diana Ross

I’m So Excited – The Pointer Sisters

Jump ( For My Love) – ditto

Young Hearts Run Free – Candi Staton

Don’t Leave Me The Way – Thelma Houston

Forget Me Nots – Patrice Rushen

Ring My Bell – Anita Ward

Knock on Wood – Amii Stewart

Car Wash – Rose Royce

Somebody Else’s Guy – Jocelyn Brown

Love Come Down – Evelyn Champagne King

Object Of My Desire – Starpoint

Tell It To My Heart – Taylor Dayne

I Say A Little Prayer – Dionne Warwick

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Gaye and Terrell

Rescue Me – Fontella Bass

Heatwave -Martha Reeves and The Vandellas

How Will I Know – Whitney Houston

Funkytown – Lipps Inc

Never Can Say Goodbye -Gloria Gaynor

Yes Sir I Can Boogie – Baccara

Sunny – Boney M

Ma Baker – ditto

Gotta Go Home – ditto


Distance 10.67km

Time 1:23:20

Average Pace 7:48

Elevation Gain – it says 300m but that’s tosh, Map My Run and GPRS failed once more

Alzheimer’s Challenge

Kms Run 1388.13

Kms To Do 629.87





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