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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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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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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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