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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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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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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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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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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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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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