June 25, 2013

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69 miles = One Little Blister. That’ll do.

Before the race, and as a group, we planned ahead and tried to account for any risk which might occur.  We covered spare trainers and socks, tape and plasters for blisters, appropriate clothing for weather fluctuations, food supplies and what we could eat and run on, hydration, taking it easy on day 1 so that […]

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June 5, 2013

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Changing the Challenge

< Previous running post Before taking on the challenge of training for an ultra, I don’t think I fully appreciated the difference between the challenge of doing a ‘normal’ marathon, and running an ultra.  I guess you never really think beyond the marathon unless you need to.  The multiple day ultra is an entirely different beast. […]

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May 4, 2013

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Marathon strategies and tactics

< Previous running post                                                   Next running post > I’m OK at running – I’m not the fastest runner – I can do a half in just under 2 hours and I’m […]

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April 26, 2013

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Lop-sidedness or Lop-sided Ness

< Previous running post                                                   Next running post > We’re all a bit wonky aren’t we really.  One ear lower than the other, one leg longer than the other.  We carry bags on […]

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April 22, 2013

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Training runs….

 < Previous running post                                                   Next running post > This picture is from the Tiptree 10 (miles) race late last year, and I think I was one of three people who dressed up […]

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April 19, 2013

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Taking on Hadrian’s Wall: running 69 miles in 2 days.

                                                               Next running post > LWFitness4All team runs over 500 race miles for charity! I’ve been training and running with a dedicated team from LWFitness4All […]

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April 19, 2013

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Social Business Network – a successful first event!

A message from Clint in our LinkedIn group: Dear SBN Members et al, I wanted to write a note before the week is up to share a few thoughts and thank yous…. A BIG thank you to all that came along to support us on our 1st event on Wednesday evening 20th March. In my […]

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October 4, 2012

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DC Standards, Certifications and Guidelines

This is version 1 of my data centre standards, guidelines and certifications timeline.  It includes organisations who have a standard, guideline or certification relevant to building and running a data centre up to the facilities level.  These organisations must additionally have an influence outside of their own home country.  I’m looking into adding more such […]

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August 20, 2012

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Innovation and Floatation – Part 1

This is part one of a three-part series aiming to discuss the merits or otherwise of the short term financial focus, which is seemingly inherent in public companies. The first discusses the innovation process, the second discusses metrics and measurements of success, and the final part shows the results of a fun exercise looking at TechReview’s most innovative companies and analysing their success against criteria such as public / private and whether or not they are in an industry which generally focuses on the short or long term.

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August 10, 2012

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Ode to Data Centres (Vogon Poem)

See, see the efficient sky Marvel at its big scalable depths. Tell me, Genny do you Wonder why the structured cabling ignores you? Why its foobly stare makes you feel floortiled. I can tell you, it is Worried by your adiabatic facial growth That looks like A cold aisle containment. What’s more, it knows Your […]

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