Nijmegen Marches – Day of Cuijk

I can’t believe it is a week since we completed the final day. It was straight back into work on Monday … the print pc had crashed and burned, so that set us up for a good week, starting of a day behind! Anyway I digress. On the last day the atmosphere was buzzing, we Read More…

Nijmegen Marches – The Finish

We made it! I will write a proper blog about it tomorrow when I get home. Now it is party time!

Nijmegen Marches – Day of Groesbeek

Today was a day of 2 halves! Having got an early night and done lots of stretches I felt really good and the first 15 miles seemed to whizz past; then the dreaded joint pain set in and we slowed down hugely. John really struggled with about 10 miles to go; and that was when the hills Read More…

Nijmegen Marches – Day of Wijchen

We had a lie in today! The start time which had been moved forward for the heat yesterday reverted to the normal time for the 50km of 4.00am, so it was only a 3.30am get up! At the start we met a nice PC from Cornwall and South Devon Constabulary, in full uniform. He had either bought Read More…

Nijmegen Marches – Day of Elst

2.30am came round far too fast. It was still very dark, and I wasn’t sure where I was let alone what I was meant to be doing. Nijmegen hadn’t gone to bed, the 1.4 million party goers were still partying – our city centre flat had rocked with the noise all night! The sun rose Read More…

Nijmegen Marches – The Walk of the World

It was a 3.30am start … having only got to bed at 12.30am it was a very short night; on the plus our journey went like clock work, and we are now now nicely settled in the centre of Nijmegen. We are staying with Vanessa,  in her lovely flat right in the city centre (the accommodation Read More…

Nijmegen Marches – 200KM

The bags are packed, the children are down in Somerset, the dog’s at his brothers …. it is very quiet in our house. Too quiet! I am rather apprehensive, this will be the biggest test of my training to date. I have loads of miles under my belt; I have started strength training with Tommy Read More…

Pet Subjects – Dumb blonde?

I couldn’t resist telling you about an article in the ‘weekend’ section of the Saturday Telegraph by Pete Wedderburn. “Golden Retrievers are far from thick (take note Dizzy & Lindy!), and are actually among the cleverest of dogs” The article says that much research has been carried out on the brain power of dogs by Read More…