Coaching in running fitness

Coaching in running fitness

On Saturday I started my training to become a coach in running fitness. I headed to Hillsborough College in Sheffield for two-days of running related activities. It was a fantastic weekend – very intense but fun. It’s given me a…

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Parkrun fun at Nostell Priory

Parkrun fun at Nostell Priory

When my friend texted me on Friday morning to see if I wanted to join him for a Saturday park run I didn’t think I’d have the energy to take part. ‘Not sure,’ I replied. ‘Will let you know.’ After…

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Learning to love the long-distance run

Learning to love the long-distance run

Out of all the runs I do every week it’s the long run that I struggle with the most. In fact, there are times when I dread it for days. Even though my long run is at a much slower…

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Returning to racing (and blogging)

Returning to racing (and blogging)

It’s been quiet on the blog for a while. My last post was in November. Since then it’s been a very difficult few months, which I hope explains my blogging absence. In December my grandad died. He was 91-years-old. He…

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On your marks for race day

On your marks for race day

This feature was published in Singapore last week. The editor asked for a light-hearted guide to preparing for your first race. Hopefully, it will also be a useful reminder for more experienced runners. Writing the feature made me think back to my first race. A…

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