Standing on the sidelines

Standing on the sidelines

THE miracle recovery I’d hoped to make in time to race last weekend didn’t happen. I had to withdraw from the 10k and seek medical assistance instead. Having spent weeks training for this particular 10k, I was really disappointed not…

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Great North Run – three weeks to go

Great North Run – three weeks to go

THE Great North Run is only three weeks away, so now’s the time to start thinking of my race day plans. I have a running vest, kindly supplied by Action for Children. I need to start wearing this for some…

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Something about the Spencer’s Dash

Something about the Spencer’s Dash

WHEN I arrived at the Spencer’s Dash, a local 3.5 mile race, there were two queues. One for the seasoned professionals who had taken part in the race previously, and one for the first timers, the newbies who didn’t have a…

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The running week (20-26 June)

The running week (20-26 June)

GETTING my confidence back after my fitness assessment was the priority for last week. Here’s my training. On Monday I was so afraid to run that I went to the gym instead. I pottered about on the rower, bike and cross trainer,…

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The running week (13-19 June)

The running week (13-19 June)

It was an eventful week last week. I had a fall on Thursday and fitness testing yesterday, which both knocked me off my feet! Here’s how training looked. Monday: I started with a

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