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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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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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Manchester Mile

Wednesday night was my first race after yet another bout of illness. Again it was another chest infection I picked up after the North of England meet at Grantham, I over did it that day with 4 events in the afternoon. I managed to continue running but just dropped all …

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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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SYCAA – T & F 3000m

Sunday saw Molly taking part in her first ever track and field event. As an U11 she was allowed to take part in up to 3 different events. Molly has been doing some running with the club but hasn’t yet covered any field events. I’m hopefully getting something sorted regarding …

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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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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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Training Diary 21/8

I’ve finally caught up with my training diary, this article is for last week’s training. The first three days was my last days in Cyprus and then back end of the week I was back on home soil. By the start of last week I had started to feel like …

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Training Diary 14/8

Continuing my training recap from the past couple of weeks, here is a look at what I got up to during the second week of August. This was my full week in Cyprus and after speaking to Ben, the original high mileage week was scrapped and replaced with what Ben …

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Giving up the good to go for the great

So I’m back from Cyprus and boy was it what my family and I needed, 4 years is a long time between holidays and 10 years between trips to Cyprus is way too long, needless to say we are heading back there next summer. Originally the holiday was planned to …

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Training Diary w/e 7/8

So I’ve been pretty quiet for a few weeks, this is not down to inactivity but my first family holiday in 4 years and first since I took up running. After July finished on a high with my performance at Lancaster, I went into August with plenty of optimisim but …

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Great Manchester Run 10k

Now I broke my cardinal rule of not racing back to back weekends but I did for two reasons. Firstly after captaining Yorkshire at the Great Yorkshire Run I was given a free place for this years event but as we know that event has moved now from Sheffield to …

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Grand East Anglia Run 10k

Running is a lot like football for me, it’s all about results. In football it’s all about the last match, in running it’s all about the last race. In football you get a buzz when you win and feel down when you lose. For me races are just like that, …

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Dronfield 10k

You are only as good as your last race. Well by my own standard I had a stinker…. As good as North 9 was Dronfield 10k was as bad. I had set myself up for a fall by going into this thinking a sub 36 was possible. I was told …

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