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Yesterday I ran my fastest half-marathon in over three years, also my second half-marathon in over three years.

Today I entered my 2nd race of the year, so unless the fates have other plans, on Saturday I'll be racing 4.37 times further than I did back in January.

@CjMalone The good news is there is an offroad cyclepath along an abandoned railway line almost parallel to the road just 200 meters to the left. Which is ironically a prohibited and yet safer place to walk.

Today I calculated that is I run just under 10K every day for the rest of the year my kilometrage for the year would be 2020!

Fortunately I work in miles not kilometers so I'm not tempted to attempt such a stunt - although an average of 4.083 miles each day would see me reach 2020 kiloyards in 2020.

Walsall Council seem to have a fetish for converting footways into cycleways, there is now no safe walking route between Brownhills and Pelsall.

Today I found two more defibs hiding in blue circles on and added them to

@jambamkin I should probably mention that mostly I use my phone to take geotagged photos that I then open in JOSM on my computer when I get home.

Seriously though it is only worth about 1% of this years mark so no resting on my laurels yet.

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I've just had my 1st result back, in my first assignment I got 80% - so no pressure for next time.

@jambamkin I use street complete on my phone, but then use josm when I get home to correct everything.

Quite a productive day, I beat two of my niblings at basketball, I ran three miles, I even found time to do some school work.

@tony I did something similar of the 25th of June 2016, but I visited a parkrace first, and three of the city's other fine 'spoons afterwards.

I've yet to come within even 20 seconds of that time, and can't see the PB ever falling.

I'm too much older, fatter and generally slower now

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It wasn't until I got to the end that I realised that something was up, my watch seemed to be saying I was over 30
seconds quicker than usual - the SMS said it was closer to 40 seconds with a time of 21'44!

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I thought my start was slower than usual, but when I reached the bandstand on the first lap I noticed I was passing people who I would normally only see in the distance - I assumed they were just having an off day, but resolved to keep in front of them.

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I recall there were quite a few people missing from the start line that morning as there were a couple of big local races taking place.

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My parkrace PB turned three years old today...

I'm waiting for a meeting for a local charity event; I'm also waiting for the meeting to be over so I can "sudo apt remove zoom"

Over the weekend I have added about 50 new benches around my village to or should that be ?

Last Wednesday my dad lost his battle with cancer, his funeral in next Wednesday; but this Wednesday I’ve mostly been grumpy (with a rapidly shortening patience) – so just a normal day.

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