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Ground Zero

Interesting title for my latest blog post but today for me is Ground Zero…… 2017 has been on a personal level a very frustrating year, it has at times promised so much but just when I felt like I turned a corner I hit another setback. Don’t get me wrong, …

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October’s Training

It has been a while since I wrote about my training. With regards to training it has been a roller coaster of a year. Peaking too early for the marathon, then suffering burnout from said marathon. Then losing my way a bit then before getting into a new routine that …

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Even Splits 5k

So after the issues of parkrun, I knew for my own sanity I need at least one decent road races before Leeds. I have targets in mind for Leeds but I’ve yet to hit form on the road. I’ve seen the Even Splits 5k series advertised but never had the …

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Stretford parkrun #101

Regular readers of my blog will know I have a love/hate relationship with parkrun. When I first got into running, especially 2014 I loved parkrun as I continued to improve and managed to do one every week that year. However, as I’ve improved and my view points have changed so …

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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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Sale Sizzler #3

For the first time, I did a second Sale Sizzler in a calendar year. In the past I’ve only done it once a year but as I continue to chase times I decided to have another go. With my eye firmly fixed on November, it’s a few months off but …

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Rydale 5k

After posting a good time at the Sale Sizzler, I wanted to keep the momentum going, I penciled in the Lancaster 5k on Saturday night, I’ve done it twice and usually two days after Sale, both times I’ve posted a quicker time at Lancaster, in 2015 I did 17:32 at …

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Sale Sizzler #2

The Sale Sizzler has become some what of a permanent fixture in my summer racing calendar. I’ve done it once for the past two years, this year I plan on doing 3 of the 4. I missed the first one as was the Thursday before Leeds. I’m slowly getting back …

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Hallam parkrun #351

After Leeds, I had one eye on Doncaster 5k but with the recent family death, I knocked it on it’s head and made sure was there for the wife, it’s 3rd year running that I’ve planned on doing it but outside forces have meant at last minute I’ve not done …

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NMAC 5km Multi Terrain Champs

Another week, another championship race, another age category win. Sounds awesome when you write it like that doesn’t it? This past Sunday was the Northern Masters 5k multi terrain championship, this was held at the Joan Rhodes and Fred Norris Memorial 5k. This was also part of their local Grand …

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Yorkshire Vets 5k Champs

This race wasn’t planned, mainly due to the fact I struggle to get to midweek races. I don’t drive so have to rely on people I know racing them. The other week I spoke with Darren about this race but it was still only a maybe. My priority was the …

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New Beginnings

Monday the 29th of May, mark it on your calendar. Why? because for me it’s ground zero, in that I mean it is the day I pressed the reset button and cleared the system and started afresh. After what for me has been a rather rubbish spring, it got to …

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Stretford parkrun #79

I must admit, it’s taken me all week to get round to writing up Saturday’s parkrun. all runners have peaks and troughs, at the moment I feel like I’m stuck in a deep trough. I will say/write it till I’m blue in the mouth but I still feel I peaked …

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Yorkshire County Champs

Even after nearly 5 years of running (will be exactly 5 years on 2nd Sept) I’m still doing firsts. So far this month I’ve raced an 800m and 1500m track race for the first time. Sunday saw me not only compete at my first ever county championships but also race …

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Stretford parkrun #77

A lot of things have changed for me recently, confronting my weight/scales issue, job and also rediscovering my fire with running. I’m guilty of easily having my mind changed by others yet when I go back to what I know it works and what has made me the runner I …

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