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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Watching the British Indoor Championships

Watching the British Indoor Championships

AS a writer for Athletics Weekly I used to attend athletics events all the time. From grass roots to international meets I was there, notebook in hand ready to interview the athletes as they stepped off track. Since leaving the magazine, I…

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Staying positive when training time is limited

Staying positive when training time is limited

I DON’T like to miss a training session, but sometimes no matter how hard I try life gets in the way. Take last week. Things were hectic. As well as work and study deadlines, the ponies kept escaping. They’d spotted the spring grass and were…

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Looking for an autumn marathon

Looking for an autumn marathon

This idea I’ve had to run a marathon won’t seem to go away. I’ve tried to talk myself out of it, but it’s not working. It keeps coming to the front of my mind. I wish it wouldn’t. A marathon is a…

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