The sting in the nettle
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The sting in the nettle

ON the day of the Barnsley Boundary 72-mile relay race, there was one thing on everyone’s mind. Nettles! Nasty, stinging, ten-foot high nettles. With all the rain in the last week, the nettles had shot up and out. They blocked paths…

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Braving the wilderness of Barnsley
Notes from the Sunday long run

Braving the wilderness of Barnsley

EVERY year in June my club takes part in the Barnsley Boundary relay race. This is a 72 mile(ish) race of ten legs in beautiful countryside around the Barnsley boundary. It’s a fantastic event. We love taking part. This year…

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Racing the Barnsley Boundary
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Racing the Barnsley Boundary

The first weekend in June is always important for my running club, Kingstone Runners. It’s the weekend we take part in a 73-mile relay race around the Barnsley boundary. It’s a fantastic event with 10 stages varying in distance from four to 11.5 miles.…

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