Surviving Endure 24

Surviving Endure 24

It’s just after three o’clock in the morning, 15 hours into a 24-hour endurance race, and I’m in a tent, convinced I’m about to die. My heart is beating a million times a minute. My head feels like it will…

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The Dewsbury 10k 2017 – the one that went on and on and on…

The Dewsbury 10k 2017 – the one that went …

THIS morning I took part in what should have been the Dewsbury 10k. Given its name I really expected to run a 10k, but it was more like 10.2k. Someone, somewhere had messed up the course measurements. Instead of the…

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A Windy Wednesday for the Winter Track League

A Windy Wednesday for the Winter Track …

I SPENT most of the day on Wednesday hoping that the 5,000m winter track race would be cancelled. We were experiencing a spot of windy weather – 60 mile per hour gusts at least. ‘They’ll cancel,’ I told Chris confidently.…

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Something about the Spencer’s Dash

Something about the Spencer’s Dash

WHEN I arrived at the Spencer’s Dash, a local 3.5 mile race, there were two queues. One for the seasoned professionals who had taken part in the race previously, and one for the first timers, the newbies who didn’t have a…

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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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