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Strava account back up & running

For past two months, I’ve been using a new (temporary) account. This was due to a issue with accounts that had been Beta testing the upcoming athlete posts feature that is now being rolled out for selected high profile users while it is tested in a live environment now the guinea pigs …

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Winter Training up to 8/1

So this week has been a cut back week, with a half marathon coming up this Sunday. It also saw me become a V35 or a plastic vet (reason being majority of races don’t class males as vets till 40). I’ve just come out of my highest 4 week block …

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Stretford parkrun #59

So I finished 2016 with a parkrun. Having not done one for the majority of the year, it was a shock to the system getting up early on a Saturday morning. I’m still on the fence with my feelings about parkrun. I like the fact they appear on my power …

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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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Travellers 6

So the last race before Christmas and it was a local one. It’s that close I could have run there, although I opted not to. I had already run the route Friday with club mates to give me a fresh view of the course. Now it’s billed as a tough …

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Victory at the Sneyd Striders Pudding 5

Still feels strange to type about a race win but that’s exactly what I’m doing. 🙂 Last week as I wrote about on Monday was my cut back week and wanted to race at the end of it. I had eyed up the Longridge Christmas Pudding 7 but I didn’t …

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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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Strava Insights Report 2016

  Strava are delighted to share the 2016 Strava Insights Report with you. The tens of millions of members of Strava, the social network for athletes, uploaded an astonishing 9.6 activities every second of every day in 2016.   This report highlights some of our favourite activities, including the best moments …

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Guys 10

This past Sunday, the family and I made the trip over the hills to the other side of Preston for the Guys 10 mile race. Since Tad 10 back in September, I’ve been on a mission to put what went wrong at that race and in training right. As I’ve …

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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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Winter Training

So the 10k training plan has come and gone. While I didn’t race my target race at Leeds Abbey Dash, the actual training had gone really well. During the period of September to end of October, I had gotten over the bad summer and learnt that my biggest downfall had …

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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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Training Diary 31/10 – 13/11

Before I get on to writing up my latest racing exploits, I want to bring you up to speed with what I did for first two weeks of November. Reason why I’m only covering the first two weeks is last week was start of a new training block geared towards a …

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Catforth Canter 5k

Yes you are reading the title right, a 5k race and not the planned 10k race I had lined up. After pulling out of Leeds Abbey Dash, I kept the mileage low during the week, with the plan to do Cheshire 10k as my back up race. Cheshire 10k was …

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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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