Great North Run – five weeks to go

Great North Run – five weeks to go

THERE’S nothing better than getting your long run out of the way first thing on a Sunday morning. By 11am I’d done 13.1 miles in one hour forty-eight. This was a minute and a half slower than last week’s run,…

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The running week – quality over quantity

The running week – quality over quantity

I ONLY trained four times last week, but I’d like to think they were quality miles. This is what I tell myself to feel better. Anyway, here’s how the training week looked. Monday: I had an appointment with Jon Grayson from The Physios in…

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Re-charged and ready to run

Re-charged and ready to run

Hello! I’m back. I’ve been sunning myself on the Balearic island of Majorca. It’s been absolutely wonderful. I’ve spent my days reading and relaxing by the pool, enjoying the food, wine and a few cocktails. I’m a few pounds heavier, but fully…

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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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Heading to the North East

Heading to the North East

FOR a while I’ve been thinking of entering a half marathon. I wanted to race in the early autumn, but I’ve been struggling to decide which one to target. This week, the decision has been made for me. I’m absolutely…

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