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Wilmslow 10k

Sometimes you’ve got to grab the bull by the horns and hold on! That’s what I did this past Sunday, I made the last minute decision to race. After the high of Leeds, the rest of this month has been a low due to a very bad chest infection. I …

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MACCL – Heaton Park

After a few years of planning on doing cross country then changing my mind, I actually managed to race one this past Saturday. It was hard, it hurt and I’m on a big learning curve but I plan on doing a full season. My hope/ambition is come spring I will …

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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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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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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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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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Nostell parkrun #143

So last week, in fact the past month has been rather turbulent and for a long time something was just not right. I think my last blog post has set me back on the right path. Saturday morning was the first day in years (I’m not exaggerating here) that I …

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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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Hornsea One-Third Marathon

I’m a big believer in that if you have a setback the quicker you move on the better. So after Manchester I knew if I was well enough I wanted to race the following Sunday. I’ve always fancied doing this race as it’s a strange distance of 8.74 miles or …

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St. Valentines 30k

February is the month where we seem to get the worse weather. Two years ago when I was gearing up for London I did the Great North West HM and the weather that day was the worse I’ve ever run in. So these days it takes a lot to put …

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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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Concord parkrun #312

Not content with becoming the clubs track and field secretary, I’ve also gone and set up a parkrun competition and obviously I’ve got to lead by example and do it, however the parkruns I’ve picked are not ones I would personally do but are the most popular ones with club …

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Dewsbury parkrun #241

Having done Stretford the previous day. I had plans to do a parkrun double and a further 5k race later that morning. However I decided to take one race at a time and make a decision after each one. To kick off 2017 I had picked an early morning trip …

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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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#TBT – Travellers 6 2015

As I’m doing the Travellers 6 this Sunday, with aim to race it and finish higher then last year, then run it again for the mileage. I felt it was worthy to revisit my report from last years race, so here you go. Thanks to Yorkshire running FB page for …

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