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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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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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Trafford GP 3000m

Got a few blog posts to write up this week, will start the week with a blog post about last week’s 3000m race. Originally I had penciled in the NMAC 5000m championship last Wednesday, I thought it was on Tuesday night but was too late entering, so in the end …

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Sale Sizzler #2

The Sale Sizzler has become some what of a permanent fixture in my summer racing calendar. I’ve done it once for the past two years, this year I plan on doing 3 of the 4. I missed the first one as was the Thursday before Leeds. I’m slowly getting back …

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Hallam parkrun #351

After Leeds, I had one eye on Doncaster 5k but with the recent family death, I knocked it on it’s head and made sure was there for the wife, it’s 3rd year running that I’ve planned on doing it but outside forces have meant at last minute I’ve not done …

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ASDA Foundation Leeds 10k

Recent 5k races have been about position and not times yet I would be a liar if I said the times had not bothered me because they did. I still feel as a runner I can run faster then all my current personal bests suggest. At the Yorkshire Vets 5k, …

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NMAC 5km Multi Terrain Champs

Another week, another championship race, another age category win. Sounds awesome when you write it like that doesn’t it? This past Sunday was the Northern Masters 5k multi terrain championship, this was held at the Joan Rhodes and Fred Norris Memorial 5k. This was also part of their local Grand …

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Yorkshire Vets 5k Champs

This race wasn’t planned, mainly due to the fact I struggle to get to midweek races. I don’t drive so have to rely on people I know racing them. The other week I spoke with Darren about this race but it was still only a maybe. My priority was the …

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Manchester Mile

Wednesday night was my first race after yet another bout of illness. Again it was another chest infection I picked up after the North of England meet at Grantham, I over did it that day with 4 events in the afternoon. I managed to continue running but just dropped all …

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North of Eng Div 4EC Meet #2

After the success of my current clubs performance at the North of England track and field meet, I had high expectations for the second one. However it was a real let down! this time round I struggled to get a decent team out and certain events had no one competing …

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Cleethorpes AC Open

This past Monday was the Cleethorpes open meet, at the same venue where I did the Grimsby Open last year and the recent North of England meet. After last weeks mini heatwave by Monday it was wet and cold! Before I get into Monday’s meet, I had also done a …

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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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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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