How to read food labels

How to read food labels

IMAGINE the scene. It’s after lunch and I’m at my desk, busy with the day job, when I get that familiar hunger craving. I head down to the university dining room, and stand in front of the counter surveying my…

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Finding the motivation to train

Finding the motivation to train

FINDING the motivation to train is not something I usually struggle with, but after our wedding and honeymoon I am really struggling. The week before last I trained only three times. Last week, only twice. I took a rest day…

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Good luck for the Great North Run

Good luck for the Great North Run

THIS time last year I was in Newcastle ready to take part in the Great North Run. I was running and raising money for Action for Children, a charity doing some amazing work for young people. It had been a…

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I’m not perfect – thanks for the reminder

I’m not perfect – thanks for the …

WHETHER I am running or studying or writing, I always try to give my best. I work as hard as I possibly can so that I can hopefully achieve my goals, or if I don’t achieve them I can at least…

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Great Eastern Half Marathon training: Week two

Great Eastern Half Marathon training: Week two

ATTENDING the IAAF World Championships in London was an amazing experience, but it caused havoc with my own training. For the ten days of the championship I did very little running. I was too busy enjoying chips, ice cream, popcorn and minstrels…

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