Learning to love the long-distance run

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)

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

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

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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