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Running Silent

Running for me is very important. If I have a bad race I’m like a football fan after a defeat. Likewise if I win or get a personal best I’m on cloud 9 for days. Training is very similar, if I have a good session it can set me up …

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Trafford GP 3000m

All recent track races have been aimed at one thing, smashing my personal best at 3000m. I set my all time PB indoors back in Feb and while I’ve done a fair few since I’ve not gotten near that time, be it bad conditions or like in May still recovering …

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Charnwood Open 800m

Catch up time, I’ve got my last two races to report about. First up was the Charnwood Open 800m race, this was once again down at Loughborough, I had planned on doing the 1500m but as I had just PB’d twice at this distance, Jamie and myself felt it would …

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Trafford GP 3000m

Got a few blog posts to write up this week, will start the week with a blog post about last week’s 3000m race. Originally I had penciled in the NMAC 5000m championship last Wednesday, I thought it was on Tuesday night but was too late entering, so in the end …

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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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Asics Gel Hyper Speed 6 Review

Downtime means can get some more reviews done. While there are new versions now on the market the Asics Gel Hyper Speed 6 can still be purchased online for around £40 if you shop around, this was my racing shoe at the turn of  last year and when my adidas Tempo …

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North of Eng Div 4EC Meet #1

This past Saturday was my clubs debut in the North of England track and field league. I’ve become the clubs track and field secretary so as to make it possible. Last few weeks I’ve worked hard with Shaun Dimelow to get a team together, not an easy task when we …

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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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SYRRL Brodsworth 5

Races are coming thick and fast. Not raced this much in years but you know what I’m enjoying myself for the first time in a long time. At the moment I’m not putting pressure on myself chasing times etc, I’m just racing hard and trying my hardest. This was one …

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SYRRL Worsbrough 5

After a three year break I did my first South Yorkshire road race league meet. The SYRRL (for short) is a series of 4 spring 5 mile road races open to UKA affiliated clubs in South Yorkshire. I did the series back in 2013 as a member of Sheffield RC …

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Winter Training final recap

We are now in spring and that means my winter training has finally finished. It’s been a long winter and while I’ve had one or two blips (missing Ribble Valley 10k, Brass Monkey HM and having a poor run at Trafford but since November I have managed to set a …

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Run, Jump, Throw 3000m

After a good January, my Feb has so far been stop/start. Firstly weather is causing issues, I had been offered a place at the Stamford Striders 30k race on the 12th and I fancied testing myself at a new distance. It meant I had to make a choice on what …

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Coming up in February

One month down, eleven more to go. The first month was an interesting month, 5 races (including parkruns) two missed races but ended up with 4 podiums including my first parkrun win, 4 new personal bests including setting a new club record at 3000m that has stood since 1986 and …

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2nd at No Walk in the Park 5k

First race of 2017 happened this past Saturday, down in Chesterfield. Having done parkruns the previous weekend I wanted a short tune up before this coming Sunday’s half marathon, plus I didn’t want to move my long run from Sunday. I’ve done this race 3 times already and its a …

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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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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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