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Autumn/Winter 2017 Plans

The summer has now officially ended, so has my track season. I will bring you up to speed with my final summer training blog within the next week. I had planned on finishing my track season with the Leeds mile with aim to officially get that sub 5 mile but …

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Summer Training Recap #2

I can’t believe the summer holidays are almost over! the track season is coming to a close and the cross country season is upon us, but before all that I still need to play catch up with what I’ve been up to this summer, you can read part one by …

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Summer Training Recap #1

I think it’s about time I brought you all up to speed with what I’ve been doing these past few months. Since April training was all over the place and I had no real focus with regards to my training after the marathon. I did have minor targets but things …

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Leeds 10k Race Review

Here is my first race review. These reviews will look at all aspects of the race, the pros and the cons. Leeds is a place that has seen me achieve some of my best times. Back in 2014 it was the scene of my fastest 10k time of the year …

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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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2016 Year in review

So 2016 has come and gone. For me it was a roller coaster of a year. Some lows and some highs. In this post I will reflect on the years events. Things last year started with 3 races in as many days, with me still doing my Road Warrior Challenge …

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Winter Training Diary – 14/11 – 11/12

Before I blog about my race win yesterday, I’d like to bring you up to date with how my winter training has been doing. Last week as I’ve previously mentioned was my first cut back week. During the winter period I’m doing 4 build up weeks, followed by one cut …

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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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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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Training Diary 9/10

After the previous week was cut back/taper. Last week was back to business. I’m still trying to find a balance to fit the sessions I want to do in. Before I joined Penistone it was easy to plan a week; Mon – Easy, Tue – Long reps, Weds – Easy, …

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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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Training Diary 2/10

So the wig has been chopped but I need to bring you up to date with my recent exploits that happen pre-haircut. I’ve already blogged on the Cusworth 10k that was at the end of this training week and you can read the race report by clicking here. The week …

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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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Training Diary 18/9

Burnout, training too hard, spreading myself too thin, plateaued. These are just a few things being said and what I have thought about this week. I do over analysis everything but then again I want to be better. I asked on the Facebook group ‘I was or am a runner’ for …

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Training Diary 11/9

It’s Friday and I’m looking forward to hopefully a good race this Sunday as I continue rebuilding back my race fitness. In the meant time I want to bring readers up to date with my exploits since I pressed the reset button.  Having read some very decent running blogs of …

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Autumn plans, personal bests & cross country

So 3 weeks ago I blogged about how I dropped the Yorkshire Marathon and had changed my plans. I then spent the end of August on the bench again, this time with a urinary tract infections (UTI). The new training phase started last Monday, it’s a 2 month build up …

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