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Chester Half Marathon

Chester HM, wait, wasn’t you doing the North Lincs HM? is what people said to me yesterday. Well yes the original plan since Feb had been to do North Lincs, it would have been flatter! but the past month the pressure had been building and building. There was more and …

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Grand East Anglia Run 10k

Running is a lot like football for me, it’s all about results. In football it’s all about the last match, in running it’s all about the last race. In football you get a buzz when you win and feel down when you lose. For me races are just like that, …

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Cheshire 10k

Wow talk about a result! Regular readers of my blog will know that while overall training has been going well of late, I’ve not had a proper good race/parkrun since Norton 9. I identified a few things that had been contributing to what I precieved as under performance, will cover …

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Dronfield 10k

You are only as good as your last race. Well by my own standard I had a stinker…. As good as North 9 was Dronfield 10k was as bad. I had set myself up for a fall by going into this thinking a sub 36 was possible. I was told …

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Norton 9

This past Sunday was my second race since going back to the Striders. Originally it wasn’t in my plans, I actually had an 18 mile run planned but plans change. This was due to changes to this years South Yorkshire road race league. This year those in charge have limited …

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Dewsbury 10k

My target to run sub 36 was 3 seconds away from being a resounding success!!! Yes 3 seconds but don’t for a minute think it was a failure as I still came away from Dewsbury with a brand spanking new personal best and my best race performance for a long time. …

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Hit the Trail

To finish the mad 3 in 3 of racing I opted to do a 5 mile off road race over in Stockport. Originally I had planned to run the Central Lancashire HM, then considered the Oxspring Amble. In the end I think it was a wise choice. I didn’t have …

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No Walk in the Park 5k

2nd of January and it was up early with a trip down to Chesterfield for the first of the No Walk in the Park 5k series. This was my second appearance having done it last month to make up for missing the Barnsley 10k through illness. I was feeling ok …

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Cleethorpes New Years Day 10k

2016 a new year and a clean slate. A year to get personal best and seasonal bests. I decided to kick off 2016 with 3 in 3 days, a 10k, a 5k followed by a trail race to finish. The 1st race of the 3 was the main one, with …

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