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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. Ambassador for Awesome Virtual Running, Fitness Rewards, Naked Runner, Oofos, Sockmine and Zeon Teamwear.

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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Charnwood Open 800m

Catch up time, I’ve got my last two races to report about. First up was the Charnwood Open 800m race, this was once again down at Loughborough, I had planned on doing the 1500m but as I had just PB’d twice at this distance, Jamie and myself felt it would …

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Strava Half Marathon World Record Attempt

Please see below for the news that Strava, the social network for athletes, is encouraging runners from around the globe to help set the World Record for the most half marathons run in a single day. The attempt will take place this Sunday 10th September 2017 in conjunction with the …

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Summer Training Recap #2

I can’t believe the summer holidays are almost over! the track season is coming to a close and the cross country season is upon us, but before all that I still need to play catch up with what I’ve been up to this summer, you can read part one by …

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Trafford GP 1500m

Happy Friday everyone, I only wrote up last weeks race on Monday and mentioned in that blog post that I was aiming to do a 3000m at Trafford on Tuesday night, I also wrote that myself and Jamie both felt I had a faster 1500m time in me. Well events …

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Charnwood AC Open 1500m

After the 3000m race, I spoke to Jamie (Russell) afterwards as he watched my race, we discussed how I could improve on my time, how the race went, what worked and what didn’t. We decided that it would be worth me having a crack at some shorter distances and work …

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Strava Offers Runners a Deeper Dive into Data

Please see below for the news that Strava has brought their most popular Premium running feature to mobile; now you can use Workout Analysis to review your performance on the go. Workout Analysis lets runners go beyond average pace to access clear visual representations of their interval workouts and splits. …

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Sale Sizzler #3

For the first time, I did a second Sale Sizzler in a calendar year. In the past I’ve only done it once a year but as I continue to chase times I decided to have another go. With my eye firmly fixed on November, it’s a few months off but …

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Rydale 5k

After posting a good time at the Sale Sizzler, I wanted to keep the momentum going, I penciled in the Lancaster 5k on Saturday night, I’ve done it twice and usually two days after Sale, both times I’ve posted a quicker time at Lancaster, in 2015 I did 17:32 at …

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