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Join Team Theo’s Virtual Marathon!

The Sheffield Childrens Hospital Charity are once again doing a summer Virtual challenge. This year they are challenging you to take on the marathon distance and help raise much needed funds for Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Whether you’re a couch potato or aspiring Olympian – this challenge is for you! As …

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Boston Marathon (UK)

Yup I did it, I finally completed my second ever marathon, it wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t easy and it wasn’t the time I wanted but I dragged my sorry ass over that finish line and as I crossed I have never been more pleased, thankful and relieved to finish a …

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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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Manchester Marathon DNF

So the cats out of the bag, my winter training had in fact been my “secret training” for Manchester. I kept it on the low as after London I didn’t want the pressure of everyone knowing I was doing one and also I can always not do it if my …

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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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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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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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Autumn plans, personal bests & cross country

So 3 weeks ago I blogged about how I dropped the Yorkshire Marathon and had changed my plans. I then spent the end of August on the bench again, this time with a urinary tract infections (UTI). The new training phase started last Monday, it’s a 2 month build up …

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Training Diary 28/8

Last week was my first full week back in the UK training, it allowed me to get back into a regular routine, I also managed to clock a 60 mile week over 7 days. That’s nothing compared to what others are doing. I’ve been reading the weekly blogs of Jason …

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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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Training Diary w/e 31/7

Week 4 of my training plan by Ben Fish, this was a cut back week. The original plan was to finish with a race at the end of the week. I had penciled in a 10k in North Wales however, one thing I appreciate with Ben is he listen’s and …

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Training Diary w/e 24/7

The third week of my training plan, also saw the arrival of “summer” here in the UK. This meant it gave me the chance to run is some very warm weather. Now I loath running in heat! I find it a real killer but if I’m to train in Cyprus …

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Training Diary w/e 17/7

Week two and it started well. I felt good after the first week, the feedback from Ben has been very promising and it’s been great to have him feedback to me after the tough sessions. It is still early days but he seems to get me as a runner and …

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