The Sunday long run

The Sunday long run

IT seems that miracles can happen, because yesterday I had a good long run and enjoyed it too. Usually I spend most of the week dreading my long run. I manage to drag myself out but it’s always hard work…

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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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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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Resting and recovery

Resting and recovery

AFTER burning out during a 10k race on Wednesday, I decided to focus on rest and recovery. I took not one, not two but three days off from training. Three days! This has never happened. I thought I would be…

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Staying safe on my Sunday run

Staying safe on my Sunday run

IN all my years of running, I’ve never felt afraid to run off-road on my own. That changed on Sunday. I was coming up to two miles on my favourite route on the Trans Pennine Trail, heading to Newmillerdam, when…

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