Small steps achieve big things

Small steps achieve big things

A FEW weeks ago I attended a couple of blogging and writing workshops. One was with an award-winning blogger, the other with a best-selling novelist. The workshops were very different, but both of the ladies gave me the same advice. ‘Be brave,’…

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Mountains and man flu

Mountains and man flu

THE South Yorkshire road league got underway on Wednesday. The first race was at Lodge Moor in Sheffield. I’d heard it was hilly. ‘How hilly?’ I asked on the drive there. ‘Hilly hilly,’ Chris said. ‘Worse than Haworth?’ Mark was…

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Purple Day at Barnsley parkrun

Purple Day at Barnsley parkrun

Out of the 199 runners who took part in Barnsley parkrun on Saturday, there is one lady who deserves a special mention. Sixteen year-old Katie Lee is an inspiration. Katie organised a special parkrun fundraising event, which was

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Training update – trying to take action

Training update – trying to take action

TRAINING has gone a bit wayward. Over the past few weeks, possibly the last month, I seem to have lost focus. My mileage has dropped, I’ve been racing every five minutes, work has got in the way of training, and…

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Running to fight cancer

Running to fight cancer

LIFE can change in a moment. One minute you’re fine and happy and laughing, the next something happens to change things.  That’s how it was this weekend. We went to meet some friends for lunch. They’re expecting their first baby, and Chris…

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