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Victory at the Holmfirth 10K

Almost a year to the day from my first ever race victory, I celebrated my second race victory and my first road race win. However things could have been very different, as Thursday I was struck down with a stomach bug that put the race in doubt. Originally I had …

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Fairclough 5

I think as runners we are an obsessive bunch, I’m no exception. I’ve always been a fan of stats and having Power of 10 only adds fuel to that fire. Since discovering it back in mid-2013, one thing I’ve tried to do is beat my previous years personal bests. I …

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PFRAC Winter Handicap Race #2

This Tuesday was the second race in the Penistone Winter Handicap series. You can read how I did in the previous one by clicking here. Unlike last time when it was a nice evening and still daylight when we started, this race was dark, wet and downright miserable. I had …

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Burringham 10k

Last minute change of plans. I had planned on doing a parkrun on Saturday morning but just can’t find the motivation to do one at the moment, plus I had other commitments so after Thursday track decided to do a run Friday, have Saturday off then find a race Sunday. …

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Cusworth 10k

Sunday saw me do the Cusworth 10k for the second year running, this is a very underrated local race. It’s a tough but enjoyable course that also acts as the Northern Vets 10k and South Yorkshire 10k champs. Now I’m too young for the vets 10k but the South Yorkshire …

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Denis Lumbard Memorial Open

No sooner had I done my first track race of 2016, I was at it again on Saturday morning. This was very much last minute stuff. The original plan was to do a parkrun and considered doing Stretford or York but then I saw this event on my Facebook timeline. …

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Doncaster Mile

So just over 24 hours after doing my new clubs winter handicap, it was time for my annual mile on the track. Now I’ve done a mile track race (or time trial) every year since 2013. It’s the only event up till this past Saturday I’ve done on the track …

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PFRAC Winter Handicap Race #1

Sometimes you can find your mojo in the strangest of places! I found it last night coming down the hill from Millhouse Green. Last night was my new clubs annual winter handicap race. This is a series of 8 races held on a Tuesday night between September and February. As …

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Tad 10

The Good the bad & the Ugly, would be the prefect title for this race report. The race was a roller coaster. This was my first 10 mile race since last October and to finish 31s down on that time isn’t all bad. However it’s a long way from where …

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Long Eaton Late Summer 5

It’s September and the rest button on my 2016 plans have been firmly reset. After my latest illness set back, I took stock of my year so far and if I’m honest it’s been a roller coaster year and while I may have reduced my HM and 10k times overall …

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Blackpool Illuminations 5k

After a two week break, I was looking forward to focusing on the autumn running season. I went into this race on the back of what I thought was a decent week of training (training diary post coming up). Originally the plan was to do the Lancaster 5k Summer Series …

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Lancaster Summer Series 5k

After doing the Sale Sizzler, I had the racing bug again and really felt I had another short race in me. I did have 4 miles planned for Saturday, after speaking to my coach Ben (who I want to say well done to as he finished 3rd at Podium 5k …

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Sale Sizzler 5k

What seems like ages, I finally raced last night. What? wait! was it planned? Well no it wasn’t planned but plans changed. With my recent bout of illness, Ben and I discussed how training was going. He is great at listening to feedback from myself and making tweaks as needed. …

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Race the Train

This past Sunday, I went way out of my comfort zone and did a race I’d usually avoid. As I build up the mileage I wanted to break up the training with a bit of fun, so elected to enter a smallish event over in Bury in the from of …

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No Walk in the Park 5k

The first Saturday in June, saw me head down the M1 to Chesterfield for the monthly 5k race organised by North Derbyshire RC. This very similar to a parkrun in that it’s held in a park and is on a Saturday morning. However I like the fact that it’s an …

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Great Manchester Run 10k

Now I broke my cardinal rule of not racing back to back weekends but I did for two reasons. Firstly after captaining Yorkshire at the Great Yorkshire Run I was given a free place for this years event but as we know that event has moved now from Sheffield to …

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