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we need to talk about technical debt

Technical debt is quite a big topic and not equally understood, especially in planning and business discussions , this blog post is an attempt to tease out some strands of truth of technical debt. Having had the privilege of working with … Continue reading

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Virgin London Marathon 26th April 2015

It was time for the race.  Having received a wholly encouraging tweet from none other than Denise Lewis (Olympic heptathlon Gold Medalist, OBE etc..) starstruck I excitedly dismissed my calf tape from my leg (no pain) and tried to sleep, … Continue reading

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Virgin London Marathon Part 11

The quiz was a great success! We raised around £340 pounds each for Sparks and Tommys and everyone had a great time.  Many thanks to the following: Francesco for the Risto Italian Lunch for two Natalye-Marrie Boyce for the 30 Min … Continue reading

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Virgin London Marathon Part 10 – Quiz Night

Progress 279/367 Progress is on hold while my calf heals in time for the marathon, I have had it massaged and am currently planning to do a 2 miler on Saturday and then a 3 miler on Tuesday.  The rest of the … Continue reading

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Virgin London Marathon Part 9

Progress 270/367 I am currently postponing my last 18 miler until potentially the 11th April, due to sustaining an calf injury by training too hard last Wednesday, so training is now quite light.  Despite having a very good run until … Continue reading

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Virgin London Marathon Part 8

Progress 219/367 miles Shuffled past the 200 mark.  And run 208  no.. 219 miles. I have done my first, second, third and fourth half marathon!!! Yippee what an exciting time.  Its all about the long runs now.  The long runs … Continue reading

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Virgin London Marathon Part 7

Progress 111 / 367 miles. Hooray we are getting traction, I have broken the 100 barrier. The problem with running more than 6-8 miles is that eventually you run out of pavement, and sometimes you really don’t want to be roadkill … Continue reading

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Virgin London Marathon Part 6

no injuries but 367 miles to go! Progress – 20 / 367 miles. Finally, the legs are behaving themselves and I can begin to get traction with training.   The new shoes have arrived and I was very excited to … Continue reading

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Virgin London Marathon Part 5

touch and go for a while On the 23rd Dec I ran a 4.21 mile run.  It was meant to be 4 but I extended it and got injured, the good news is that I stopped immediately, however it was … Continue reading

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Virgin London Marathon Part 4

A new beginning The calf seems finally recovered. I am aware more than ever that I need to start managing my physical body.  Listening to how its doing and acting accordingly.  My schedule is now to run 4 times a … Continue reading

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