The sting in the nettle

The sting in the nettle

ON the day of the Barnsley Boundary 72-mile relay race, there was one thing on everyone’s mind. Nettles! Nasty, stinging, ten-foot high nettles. With all the rain in the last week, the nettles had shot up and out. They blocked paths…

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The gain without the pain

The gain without the pain

TO become a better runner, you have to train to overload, pushing yourself to run faster for longer. I understand the concept, I just wish it didn’t have to hurt quite so much. Because it does hurt. It hurts a lot. Take…

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The secret to a successful long run

The secret to a successful long run

THE secret to a successful Sunday long run is to get up and go. That’s exactly what I did this morning. Before my body had chance to work out what was happening, I’d bounced out of bed and hit the…

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Feeling the pressure – revising on the run

Feeling the pressure – revising on the run

TOO much running and not enough revising. That’s the position I’m in at the moment. I’ve got an exam on Tuesday, only four days away, and it’s got me worried. If the exam was on anything to do with running, I’d…

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Braving the wilderness of Barnsley

Braving the wilderness of Barnsley

EVERY year in June my club takes part in the Barnsley Boundary relay race. This is a 72 mile(ish) race of ten legs in beautiful countryside around the Barnsley boundary. It’s a fantastic event. We love taking part. This year…

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