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Holidays and Training Plans

No post last week, mainly due to me being away and not really fancying writing. On top of that, there wasn’t much running to talk about – certainly nothing out of the ordinary. So once again, there’s two weeks of running to talk about.

First though, where did we go away? Actually, not very far from home. Anna and I like to do short hotel breaks in the UK (usually sourced from a discount website like Secret Escapes), and we usually focus on the quality of the hotel, as opposed to finding somewhere exotic to go to. So we ended up going to the lovely Essebourne Manor. The food and room were both excellent, and it made for a really great few days away. We hit up the local sites: we went to Newbury a couple of times, tried out a few local pubs, and went to the...

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I went to Vienna this weekend.

Myself and a group of like-minded friends have been away to Central Europe every spring/summer for the last few years. The general theme of the holidays is that some or all of us just have finished exams, and we want to relax, unwind and get a bit pissed. This time some of us were working instead of exam-ing, but the hardy amongst us had just finished their Masters degrees after four years of slogging, so it seemed like a good time to go away.

Here’s some photos of the apartment. We went with airbnb, and the experience was excellent. Notwithstanding the quality of the flat and the stunning view, the process of booking was simple, and apart from a few concerns after a couple of missed calls, the check-in and check-out process was a breeze. It wasn’t perfectly central, but very close to...

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