Lagan Runner Podcast #24

2 05 2010

Here is the second part of the Concern interview with Sonia O’Sullivan.

It’s now less than 24 hours till the marathon and i’m hoping to tweet my progress so if you want to follow me you can do @bobbobbins

I’ve decided to join the 4 hour pace group so hopefully i’ll beat last years time, even if I don’t crack the 4 hours.

it’s still not too late to sponsor me at

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Lagan Runner Podcast #23

27 04 2010

At last podcast #23 is up which is mainly a recording of an event organised by Concern in conversation with Sonia O’Sullivan.

I’ve been having a lot of tech problems recently – the main one being that my main computer with all my audio stuff on has died so i’ve had to use my wife’s netbook.

Anyway, I was glad to get this podcast up at last. Part 2 should follow later in the week.

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Last Weeks Runs

18 02 2010

A good week of running last week, i’ve been looking ahead on the plan and noticed that i’m due to do a half marathon race on the same weekend as the Larne half marathon so that was good timimg – it says I should be aiming for a sub 1:50 which would be a personal best so i’ll see how it goes.

14/02/2010 Moira Road / Knockmore / Tip Wallace Loop – 11.07m – 01:52 – 10:09 pace

13/02/2010 Docks / Dublin Rd / Great Victoria St Loop – 4.04m – 00:38 – 09:19 pace

11/02/2010 Docks / Ormeau Embankment Loop – 5.08m – 00:41 – 08:09 pace

10/02/2010  Docks / Ormeau Embankment Loop – 5.08m – 00:48 – 09:25 pace

09/02/2010  Civic centre / Moira Road / Knockmore / Town Loop – 7.32m – 01:07 – 09:13 pace

Training – 18/01/10

18 01 2010

Pond Park / Brokerstown Road / Maze / Lagan Tow Path – 10.45 m – 01:51 – 10:36 pace
Finally found a sub 4 hour marathon plan to follow from the runners world web site. Should of done 7 miles yesterday but work got in the way. hadn’t intended running this far today but thought i’d make the most of my day off. I’m going to have to tinker with the plan a good bit to make it fit in with my work schedule, looks like a few more early morning runs may be the way to go. Took a few photos whilst i was out which is always a good excuse for a quick walk break – i should really think about putting my application in for the Belfast Marathon – don’t want to leave it too late.

The big day !

3 05 2009

Well it’s finally here – the marathon is tomorrow and I’m just going to bed after spending an hour looking for my shorts! I’ve decided to wear one of my cycling tops because the pockets in the back are good for carrying gels. I’m also bringing my light jacket because rain is forecast and I can always tie it round my waste if I don’t need it.
Cub camp was great fun and hasn’t left me too tired for tomorrow. The family are coming down to watch me finish but I have to be at the start line for 8.30 so they won’t see me leave. I’ve left my daughter in charge of the camera so hopefully she’ll catch me crossing the line.
I’m bringing my mobile on the run for twitter updates and maybe a few short video shots. And I’ll have my iPod for entertainment and maybe a bit of recording – better get to sleep – if you want to follow my progress on twitter the name is bobbobbins.

Podcast #11

1 05 2009

Podcast 11 is now up. Only 3 days to the marathon !!!

I’m going to collect my race pack this lunchtime as I have a day off. I’ve also got to leave my bike in for a service, get my car taxed and go and see some of the festival of fools . The weather is horrible as well so i’ll just have to find the waterproofs.

Hopefully it will dry up for tonight as I am going camping with my son and the scouts in the Mournes. Scout camp isn’t the best preperation for a marathon but i’m not going to do anything too strenuous.

Oh well, better get on – things to do.

Podcast on the way

3 02 2009

Well, the good news is that the mic for my iPod finally arrived, the bad news is that the line in function doesn’t seem to be working on it so I haven’t been able to use my clip on mic. But I decided to give it a test run on last nights run anyway.
I had to hold the iPod in my hand so that the mic would be close enough to my mouth – I thought this might be quite distracting but it was easy enough. It was quite a windy night so keeping the wind noise down was a bit of a challenge but I think some sort of homemade cover should sort that out. I was quite happy with the voxie software and it uploaded to the computer by wifi seamlessly. I’ll do a bit more messing about in audacity this week and then hopefully get it posted by the weekend.
I missed my long run on Sunday but managed to get it in on Monday night anyway.