Yorkshire County Champs

Even after nearly 5 years of running (will be exactly 5 years on 2nd Sept) I’m still doing firsts. So far this month I’ve raced an 800m and 1500m track race for the first time. Sunday saw me not only compete at my first ever county championships but also race …

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Return of the Mohican

Those who follow me will have noticed that the mohican has started to re-grow. During the autumn/winter I started to grow a mohawk (for those wondering, a mohawk is a shaved version, think Mr.T, a mohican are the tall versions you see punks have). After I shaved it off my …

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Asics Gel Hyper Speed 6 Review

Downtime means can get some more reviews done. While there are new versions now on the market the Asics Gel Hyper Speed 6 can still be purchased online for around £40 if you shop around, this was my racing shoe at the turn of  last year and when my adidas Tempo …

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North of Eng Div 4EC Meet #1

This past Saturday was my clubs debut in the North of England track and field league. I’ve become the clubs track and field secretary so as to make it possible. Last few weeks I’ve worked hard with Shaun Dimelow to get a team together, not an easy task when we …

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Stretford parkrun #77

A lot of things have changed for me recently, confronting my weight/scales issue, job and also rediscovering my fire with running. I’m guilty of easily having my mind changed by others yet when I go back to what I know it works and what has made me the runner I …

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Join Team Theo’s Virtual Marathon!

The Sheffield Childrens Hospital Charity are once again doing a summer Virtual challenge. This year they are challenging you to take on the marathon distance and help raise much needed funds for Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Whether you’re a couch potato or aspiring Olympian – this challenge is for you! As …

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SYRRL Brodsworth 5

Races are coming thick and fast. Not raced this much in years but you know what I’m enjoying myself for the first time in a long time. At the moment I’m not putting pressure on myself chasing times etc, I’m just racing hard and trying my hardest. This was one …

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SYCAA – T & F 3000m

Sunday saw Molly taking part in her first ever track and field event. As an U11 she was allowed to take part in up to 3 different events. Molly has been doing some running with the club but hasn’t yet covered any field events. I’m hopefully getting something sorted regarding …

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Nostell parkrun #143

So last week, in fact the past month has been rather turbulent and for a long time something was just not right. I think my last blog post has set me back on the right path. Saturday morning was the first day in years (I’m not exaggerating here) that I …

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Slave to the scales

Now when I starting typing this blog post, it was the aim to talk about my spring reset and plans for the upcoming months, then I started typing and it has turned out to be something different, I’ve left the first two paragraphs as they are when I first started …

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Boston Marathon (UK)

Yup I did it, I finally completed my second ever marathon, it wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t easy and it wasn’t the time I wanted but I dragged my sorry ass over that finish line and as I crossed I have never been more pleased, thankful and relieved to finish a …

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SYRRL Worsbrough 5

After a three year break I did my first South Yorkshire road race league meet. The SYRRL (for short) is a series of 4 spring 5 mile road races open to UKA affiliated clubs in South Yorkshire. I did the series back in 2013 as a member of Sheffield RC …

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Hornsea One-Third Marathon

I’m a big believer in that if you have a setback the quicker you move on the better. So after Manchester I knew if I was well enough I wanted to race the following Sunday. I’ve always fancied doing this race as it’s a strange distance of 8.74 miles or …

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Manchester Marathon DNF

So the cats out of the bag, my winter training had in fact been my “secret training” for Manchester. I kept it on the low as after London I didn’t want the pressure of everyone knowing I was doing one and also I can always not do it if my …

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Winter Training final recap

We are now in spring and that means my winter training has finally finished. It’s been a long winter and while I’ve had one or two blips (missing Ribble Valley 10k, Brass Monkey HM and having a poor run at Trafford but since November I have managed to set a …

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