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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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Leeds Abbey Dash

The 10km distance has and is my preferred distance when it comes to road racing. For the first few years, I could rock up to a race and enjoy it. With my first charity challenge and being new to running I managed to set 20+ personal bests in a row …

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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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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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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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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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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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Leeds 10k Race Review

Here is my first race review. These reviews will look at all aspects of the race, the pros and the cons. Leeds is a place that has seen me achieve some of my best times. Back in 2014 it was the scene of my fastest 10k time of the year …

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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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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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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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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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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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