Breaking the barrier

Breaking the barrier

The Robin Hood Half Marathon in Nottingham is known for being one of the fastest and most popular autumn races in the country. If you’re looking for a personal best then this course almost guarantees it. After setting PBs at…

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The Trunce Hawaii style

The Trunce Hawaii style

For years I’ve heard runners in my area talking about The Trunce, a challenging 3.8 mile cross-country / fell race. I’ve listened to the horror stories about the steep climb, the mud, the treacherous descent, not to mention the three crossings of the…

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Timing it right

Timing it right

Finding the time to train can be difficult. Sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Juggling work, family, horses, writing and studying has sometimes meant that I didn’t have time for a run. When I set my PB…

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Re-living my youth

Re-living my youth

A week after my birthday and the veteran insults just keep on coming. Whilst one of my club mates now puts vet 35 after my name on all Facebook correspondence, another points out that I’m half way to 70. The…

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Not Yet A Vet

Not Yet A Vet

My first day as a veteran runner, which basically means I’m past it when I’ve only just got started. I’m only 35. I feel fitter than I ever have. I’m running faster than I ever have. I’m training better than…

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