Purple Day at Barnsley parkrun
Charity

Purple Day at Barnsley parkrun

Out of the 199 runners who took part in Barnsley parkrun on Saturday, there is one lady who deserves a special mention. Sixteen year-old Katie Lee is an inspiration. Katie organised a special parkrun fundraising event, which was

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Training update – trying to take action
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Training update – trying to take action

TRAINING has gone a bit wayward. Over the past few weeks, possibly the last month, I seem to have lost focus. My mileage has dropped, I’ve been racing every five minutes, work has got in the way of training, and…

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Running to fight cancer
Charity

Running to fight cancer

LIFE can change in a moment. One minute you’re fine and happy and laughing, the next something happens to change things.  That’s how it was this weekend. We went to meet some friends for lunch. They’re expecting their first baby, and Chris…

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Watching the British Indoor Championships
Athletics

Watching the British Indoor Championships

AS a writer for Athletics Weekly I used to attend athletics events all the time. From grass roots to international meets I was there, notebook in hand ready to interview the athletes as they stepped off track. Since leaving the magazine, I…

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Staying positive when training time is limited
Training

Staying positive when training time is limited

I DON’T like to miss a training session, but sometimes no matter how hard I try life gets in the way. Take last week. Things were hectic. As well as work and study deadlines, the ponies kept escaping. They’d spotted the spring grass and were…

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