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Richard

I’m a 35 year old club runner. I’m know as the “Mohican Runner” due to my hairstyle. In 5 years I’ve gone from 20st to a sub 5 minute mile runner. Along the way I’ve helped to raise over £1.3 million for Charity. I’m a designer at LEGO and love coffee.

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Ground Zero

Interesting title for my latest blog post but today for me is Ground Zero…… 2017 has been on a personal level a very frustrating year, it has at times promised so much but just when I felt like I turned a corner I hit another setback. Don’t get me wrong, …

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Wilmslow 10k

Sometimes you’ve got to grab the bull by the horns and hold on! That’s what I did this past Sunday, I made the last minute decision to race. After the high of Leeds, the rest of this month has been a low due to a very bad chest infection. I …

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October’s Training

It has been a while since I wrote about my training. With regards to training it has been a roller coaster of a year. Peaking too early for the marathon, then suffering burnout from said marathon. Then losing my way a bit then before getting into a new routine that …

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Chest Infection Strikes Again!

My Nemesis has once again reared it’s ugly head! I’m sat typing this feeling very frustrated with things. I can say over the years I’ve been running I can count the days I’ve missed through injury on my fingers, however the same can’t be said when it comes to illness…… …

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Leeds Abbey Dash

The 10km distance has and is my preferred distance when it comes to road racing. For the first few years, I could rock up to a race and enjoy it. With my first charity challenge and being new to running I managed to set 20+ personal bests in a row …

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University of Manchester Relays

Before I get to my blog post about this past weekends awesome results at Leeds, I have the relays to ramble about. Took a while as results took an ages to be published on Power of 10. In the past, I’ve only ever done three relay races and never really …

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Even Splits 5k

So after the issues of parkrun, I knew for my own sanity I need at least one decent road races before Leeds. I have targets in mind for Leeds but I’ve yet to hit form on the road. I’ve seen the Even Splits 5k series advertised but never had the …

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Stretford parkrun #101

Regular readers of my blog will know I have a love/hate relationship with parkrun. When I first got into running, especially 2014 I loved parkrun as I continued to improve and managed to do one every week that year. However, as I’ve improved and my view points have changed so …

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MACCL – Heaton Park

After a few years of planning on doing cross country then changing my mind, I actually managed to race one this past Saturday. It was hard, it hurt and I’m on a big learning curve but I plan on doing a full season. My hope/ambition is come spring I will …

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Strava rolls out it’s biggest new feature

Please see below for the news that Strava, the social network for athletes, has rolled out Posts to the entire Strava community. Having successfully trialled Posts earlier this year, Strava has released the new feature allowing all Strava members to upload non-activity content to the Strava feed so they can …

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Golden Gate Gallop

Running is a roller coaster I never want to stop riding. After the highs of last months track championships, it’s been a big dip since. No sooner had I won the medals, I was hit with a nasty cold. Now usually it goes after a couple of days or it …

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Running Silent

Running for me is very important. If I have a bad race I’m like a football fan after a defeat. Likewise if I win or get a personal best I’m on cloud 9 for days. Training is very similar, if I have a good session it can set me up …

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Autumn/Winter 2017 Plans

The summer has now officially ended, so has my track season. I will bring you up to speed with my final summer training blog within the next week. I had planned on finishing my track season with the Leeds mile with aim to officially get that sub 5 mile but …

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Gold & Silver at the NMAC Champs

2nd of September was my 5 year anniversary in taking up running, back in 2012 this was my first ever race when I did the Great Yorkshire Run in 57:54. At the time I did this race as a goal after my weight loss. Back then if you’d have told …

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Strava athletes set World Record

Please see below for the news that Strava athletes have set the World Record for the most half marathons run in a single day. In total, 75,860 ran a half marathon on Sunday 10th September 2017, making history in the process. The challenge was born out of Strava’s partnership with the …

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Trafford GP 3000m

All recent track races have been aimed at one thing, smashing my personal best at 3000m. I set my all time PB indoors back in Feb and while I’ve done a fair few since I’ve not gotten near that time, be it bad conditions or like in May still recovering …

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