Thinking of a marathon
Marathon

Thinking of a marathon

AFTER months of training in the cold and dark winter months, spring could finally have arrived. The sun is shining, the sky a brilliant blue, and although there is still a chill in the air it is much warmer than…

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Celebrating 25 years of Barnsley Harriers
racing

Celebrating 25 years of Barnsley Harriers

BARNSLEY Harriers, one of the clubs in my local area, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Throughout 2016, the club is holding a number of events, which will include running, socialising, or a combination of both. The first event, the BaHa 25km…

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Qualifying as a coach in running fitness
Coaching

Qualifying as a coach in running fitness

MY coaching journey began back in February 2015. It started as an idea. Why not train as a coach in running fitness? I’d qualified as a run leader the summer before, and had always thought that – eventually – I would like to train as…

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Why the right mindset is important
Sports Psychology

Why the right mindset is important

When it comes to racing, having the right mindset can make a big difference to how you perform. A little positivity and self-belief can go a long way. After setting a PB at the Dewsbury 10k, and winning a 10,000m…

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What a race! Dewsbury 10km
Races

What a race! Dewsbury 10km

The chart said NO! It was not possible to break 41 minutes at the Dewsbury 10km road race. Based on my recent performances over 3,000m and 5,000m, the chart thought I was capable of running 41.15. This would have been…

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