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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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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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Gold & Silver at the NMAC Champs

2nd of September was my 5 year anniversary in taking up running, back in 2012 this was my first ever race when I did the Great Yorkshire Run in 57:54. At the time I did this race as a goal after my weight loss. Back then if you’d have told …

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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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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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Trafford GP 1500m

Happy Friday everyone, I only wrote up last weeks race on Monday and mentioned in that blog post that I was aiming to do a 3000m at Trafford on Tuesday night, I also wrote that myself and Jamie both felt I had a faster 1500m time in me. Well events …

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Charnwood AC Open 1500m

After the 3000m race, I spoke to Jamie (Russell) afterwards as he watched my race, we discussed how I could improve on my time, how the race went, what worked and what didn’t. We decided that it would be worth me having a crack at some shorter distances and work …

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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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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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North of Eng Div 4EC Meet #2

After the success of my current clubs performance at the North of England track and field meet, I had high expectations for the second one. However it was a real let down! this time round I struggled to get a decent team out and certain events had no one competing …

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Cleethorpes AC Open

This past Monday was the Cleethorpes open meet, at the same venue where I did the Grimsby Open last year and the recent North of England meet. After last weeks mini heatwave by Monday it was wet and cold! Before I get into Monday’s meet, I had also done a …

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New Beginnings

Monday the 29th of May, mark it on your calendar. Why? because for me it’s ground zero, in that I mean it is the day I pressed the reset button and cleared the system and started afresh. After what for me has been a rather rubbish spring, it got to …

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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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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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