Author Archives: simonchamberlain

About simonchamberlain

New Zealand librarian and music fan, living in London.

Live: The Wedding Present

San Fran Bathhouse, Wellington 6 July 2017 It’s a cold Wellington winter midweek night and we shuffle into San Fran, hands in pockets and hunched over against the chill. Luckily we have the Wedding Present (although sadly not the Chills) … Continue reading

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Running – 29/7/17

Continuing my recovery from WUU2K by taking it nice and easy. Hit the trails up to Makara Peak, not a long run but tried to push it a bit up Varley’s Track. I still don’t like running Wahine uphill, but … Continue reading

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David Bowie – always 69

We’re nearly one year on. Where were you when you heard? It was one of those events. I was in Auckland, it popped up on someone’s phone, and we all thought it was a joke. Not a very fun… Source: … Continue reading

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Running diary – 7 Jan 2017

Distance: 8.43km Time: 46:40m Pace: 5:32m/km Surface: trails Terrain: hills Run type: hills Training plan: Les Mills 1/2 Marathon Route: Skyline Walkway Ran Montgomery Ave to Skyline Walkway, then northbound until after the Chartwell turnoff, then back and down Park … Continue reading

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Running diary – 6 Jan 2017

Distance: 6.19km Time: 37:22m Pace: 6:0m/km Surface: road Terrain: downhill Run type: recovery Route: home to gym Easy recovery run followed by gym session. Good quad workout in the gym.

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Running diary -5 Jan 2017

Distance:7.60km Time: 40m Pace: 5:16m/km Surface: road, track Terrain: mostly flat Run type: tempo 40 minute slow run, with 15 minute tempo run in the middle. Ran the 15 minutes around Karori Park, goal was to keep pace at 4:15m/km; … Continue reading

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Running diary -4 Jan 2017

Distance: 5.16km Time: 29:52 Pace: 5:47m/km Surface: road Terrain: mostly flat Run type: recovery Nice easy run down South Karori Road and back.

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