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#TBT – 10 mile races 2013 – 2015

This weeks’ Throwback Thursday is a general overall recap of the 10 mile races I’ve done since I took up running in 2012. The reason for this is all being well I have Guys 10 on Sunday, with aim to break the 60 minute barrier. My official PB was set …

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Coming up in December

The Christmas countdown is on, for some that means Christmas parties, over indulging and then working on losing the excess weight come the new year. For me it’s a busy month of racing. Last year I was still doing my race a week challenge for The Sheffield Children’s Hospital and …

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#TBT – Percy Pud 2013

Welcome to a new feature on my blog where I look back on old races from my early running days. The first one I’ve picked is the last race of my first challenge the Percy Pud from December 2013. This was my 13th 10k of my challenge for the NSPCC, …

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Tribe Sports launches Tribe Elite

Many of you will be aware of Tribe Sports, the ‘community-powered sportswear’ company. They’ve built up a great reputation by developing clothing for runners by runners and the main t-shirt supplier for parkrun has launched Tribe Elite, a collection of running apparel for men and women. I had the pleasure of running …

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Abbey Dash plans scuppered

Those who follow me on social media and/or read my blog will know that yesterday was the Leeds Abbey Dash. This was my target race, everything had been building towards this race. However even the best laid plans sometimes go wrong.   Yesterday I had to make the judgement call …

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Provisional running plans for 2017

There is only 11 weeks till we see 2017 and with races you do need to plan ahead. I’ve pretty much got my plans for rest of 2016 sorted with only one or two dates open to change. I’m still targeting an early November 10k to go sub 36 before …

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Goodbye to the mohican!

Autumn has arrived and as you know over the summer I hit a real low with regards to my training, something just wasn’t right. I had the rib injury and illnesses but there was still something not right with my running career. After sitting down with Sarah and discussing a …

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Win a LEJOG virtual challenge place

The organisers of the LEJOG virtual challenge have given me a place to give away to one lucky reader. The prize is a coupon code that gives you 100% discount off the bronze pricing tier, the winner can still elect to upgrade to silver or gold and only pay the …

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The LEJOG virtual challenge

Ever dreamed about running or cycling the length of Britain? Take on this virtual challenge on your own or in a team! The Lands End to John O’Groats Virtual Challenge is the first virtual challenge in The Conqueror Event Series. Those who sign up via the banners on my blog …

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Running clubs my chequered past, present & future

Those who know me, will know I have a rather chequered history with clubs. The reason for this latest rambling is to try to make sense of the club swapping, the club(s) I’m with now and my hopes for a settled future.  One thing I’m good at be it unintentional …

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