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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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Travellers 6

So the last race before Christmas and it was a local one. It’s that close I could have run there, although I opted not to. I had already run the route Friday with club mates to give me a fresh view of the course. Now it’s billed as a tough …

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Winter Training Diary – 14/11 – 11/12

Before I blog about my race win yesterday, I’d like to bring you up to date with how my winter training has been doing. Last week as I’ve previously mentioned was my first cut back week. During the winter period I’m doing 4 build up weeks, followed by one cut …

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Guys 10

This past Sunday, the family and I made the trip over the hills to the other side of Preston for the Guys 10 mile race. Since Tad 10 back in September, I’ve been on a mission to put what went wrong at that race and in training right. As I’ve …

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PFRAC Winter Handicap Race #3

There was no time to enjoy the recent victory as I was back out Tuesday night with the club for the 3rd race of the club’s winter handicap series. I had so far clocked 28:30 on both the clockwise and anti-clockwise routes. This time out I was given a 23:15 …

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PFRAC Winter Handicap Race #2

This Tuesday was the second race in the Penistone Winter Handicap series. You can read how I did in the previous one by clicking here. Unlike last time when it was a nice evening and still daylight when we started, this race was dark, wet and downright miserable. I had …

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