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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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October’s Training

It has been a while since I wrote about my training. With regards to training it has been a roller coaster of a year. Peaking too early for the marathon, then suffering burnout from said marathon. Then losing my way a bit then before getting into a new routine that …

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Chest Infection Strikes Again!

My Nemesis has once again reared it’s ugly head! I’m sat typing this feeling very frustrated with things. I can say over the years I’ve been running I can count the days I’ve missed through injury on my fingers, however the same can’t be said when it comes to illness…… …

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University of Manchester Relays

Before I get to my blog post about this past weekends awesome results at Leeds, I have the relays to ramble about. Took a while as results took an ages to be published on Power of 10. In the past, I’ve only ever done three relay races and never really …

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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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Golden Gate Gallop

Running is a roller coaster I never want to stop riding. After the highs of last months track championships, it’s been a big dip since. No sooner had I won the medals, I was hit with a nasty cold. Now usually it goes after a couple of days or it …

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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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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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Winter Training up to 12/3

It’s been 5 weeks since I last rambled about what I’m getting up to in training. So much has changed over the past few weeks, so grab yourself a cuppa as this might be a long blog post. So after the crazy week I had with the 80 miles. I …

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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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Winter Training up to 5/2

Time for another training recap. A lot has transpired since my last ramblings back in early January, regulars will know but for those who only visit every so often, here is a recap to bring you up to speed. The last time I blogged I was on a cut back …

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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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Barnsley AC Winter Track 3000m – 2nd

After the high’s of Sunday’s race, I didn’t have time to rest and enjoy the latest PB as I had a 3000m track race on Wednesday, it had been on the cards, along with the 5000m on the 11th and the 10000m on the 8th. The 5000m I didn’t do …

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Winter Training up to 8/1

So this week has been a cut back week, with a half marathon coming up this Sunday. It also saw me become a V35 or a plastic vet (reason being majority of races don’t class males as vets till 40). I’ve just come out of my highest 4 week block …

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Coming up in January

Belated Happy New Year to my blog readers, fundraising supporters and everyone else. I hope you had a wonderful holiday period. Today is the first day back at work, so that means I have to play some serious catch up on my blog. First up December went very well a …

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