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London Marathon 2011

At last, I’ve done it.  Several months of preparation, over a month of abstinence from alcohol, Italy’s annual output of pasta consumed in 1 week and enough Lucozade to keep GSK’s share price buoyant and now it’s all over. What an experience that was.  Having never run full marathon distance, even in training, there was [...]

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The Day Before the Marathon

The nerves are starting to kick in, I’ve had pasta for dinner last night, lunch today and dinner tonight… maybe even breakfast tomorrow, parnoid about twisting an ankle, eating something dodgy, missing my train, trains being cancelled, not being able to sleep, sleeping in, losing my running vest, timing chip, trainers, kit bag, forgetting my [...]

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Tapering For a Marathon

With just over a week to go until the London Marathon, there’s not much time left to make any dramatic improvements to my physical preparation for the day and I’m doing my best to adhere to the overwhelming advice to taper my efforts down to race day itself. I’ve been to the gym a couple [...]

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Marathon Training Difficulties – Last Few Weeks

Ouch.  There are times when it just doesn’t quite go to plan and this weekend was a perfect example.   With just 21 days until the marathon the inevitable happened and a planned mid length run (about 15 miles) turned into more of a puffing and panting stagger round the block.  Barely managing 8K, I gave [...]

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Breaking the Wall in the Marathon – I hope!

I’ve been doing some research over the last week or so and was under the impression that with 4 weeks to go, I should’ve done my last BIG run… however it now appears that this should be this weekend and then it’s a case of tapering the runs down in preparation of the Marathon on [...]

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Lost in Hertford… with 5 weeks to go!

The training for the big day seems to be back on track (touch wood) and I managed my furthest ever distance on the road on Saturday – 2o miles.  While quite elated to have achieved this milestone, there is absolutely no doubt that I was absolutely shattered at the end – could I have managed [...]

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Customer Service – A Key Ingredient in Success

When people ask me what we do at Best Reception, a typical answer would be likely to be that we are a “virtual reception” or a “telephone answering service” however, this doesn’t necessarily do justice to our company or the brilliant team that we’re lucky to have.  Although our core activity does definitely involve providing [...]

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Economic Recovery in 2012 – Small Businesses to Lead the Way

According to our politicians, small businesses are to provide the backbone of the country’s return to economic prosperity.  As a very hands-on Director of a company that provides telephone answering services for businesses of all sizes, it would appear that SME’s are continuing to flourish, even during these turbulent times. With a client base that [...]

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So the training has begun..

Well, I signed up for the Marathon at the end of October, as April was ages away and then immediately got man-flu!  Not letting this deter me, as soon as I was on the mend, it was back to gym for a gung-ho approach to training.  Second outing on the treadmill and my ankle took [...]

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Telephone Answering Booking Service

A number of our clients have found using our booking service, to book and manage their appointments, invaluable to the running of their business. At Best Reception, we can offer you a tailor-made service to suit the requirements of your business! By using our booking service, you clients will form a great impression of your [...]

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