9 reasons why the Great North Run is so special

9 reasons why the Great North Run is …

THE Great North Run is one of the biggest half marathons in the UK if not the world. Each year around 57,000 runners take on the 13.1 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields. But why is it so…

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Hoping the plan comes together

Hoping the plan comes together

IN all my years of running I’ve never had a training schedule. I’ve always made it up as I go: hills one night, speed the next, a bit of tempo here, a threshold there. I’ve tagged onto other people’s training,…

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The Running Week – 15th to 21st August

The Running Week – 15th to 21st August

KEEPING motivated is hard, but I’m trying to stay focused and strong. Here’s how training looked last week. Monday: This was a steady paced hilly run over seven and a half miles. I really enjoyed it, even though I had

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The Running Week and Olympic dreams

The Running Week and Olympic dreams

STAYING up to watch the Olympics meant I had a few late nights last week. On Saturday I didn’t go to bed until 4am (technically Sunday). I haven’t seen 4am since the nineteen nineties. The late Olympic nights are starting to take…

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The Running Week – 1st to 7th August

The Running Week – 1st to 7th August

I CAN’T believe it’s August already. Where’s the summer going? I’m determined to make the most of the warm weather and light evenings, so much so that I’ve spent most of the week outside. And I’m pleased to say that…

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