Bands On The Run [002] – Our road to the Great North Run

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We’re running the Great North Run in September to raise money for Martin House Children’s Hospice, and we’re plugging our donations page by blogging about each run we complete during the last six weeks of our training. The link is at the bottom of this story.

Wednesday, July 29 >> 5 miles

Great North Run training 2

Last night was a bit of a tough one. It started off well, with THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS‘ new album, Born In The Echoes (No.1 album, no less) giving me a bit of a boost. Once Go came on, I was practically raving on my way to Roundhay Park. It’s a cracking album, though I’m sure I had it on shuffle.

There’s one tune – I’ll See You There – which has a squally drum lick not unlike Setting Sun. That popped up a couple of times and helped me keep a reasonable pace. For a short while.

Having been out on Tuesday night for a good 10k, my legs were aching and I ended up quitting after 5 miles as both calves cramped up massively. Thrilling, I’m sure you’ll agree. Anyway, Roundhay Park is a lovely place to run round. We need to do more of that.

This weekend, we’re swapping our running shoes for wellies as we head up the M6 to Kendal Calling, but we’ll be back on the training next Monday. Suggestions for running soundtracks are welcome, and sponsorship more so.

Click here >> << and sponsor us what you can. Every pound helps support kids with life-limiting illnesses and their families at Martin House. Cheers.

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