Parkrun fun at Nostell Priory
fitness

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
long-distance running

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)
fitness

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
5k race

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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Breaking the barrier
racing

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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