Going into meltdown after the GNR

Going into meltdown after the GNR

AFTER the Great North Run, my body has gone into meltdown. During the race, I developed a blood blister on my foot, which is still throbbing eight days later. Then the day after the race, I developed a huge cold sore on my face.…

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Good night, Vienna. Good morning, Newcastle

Good night, Vienna. Good morning, Newcastle

THE Great North Run is only days away. I was hoping to report that my last few weeks of training had been a great success, but I can’t. They’ve been a disaster. I’ve been ill, not at death’s door or…

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A blogging award – come on!

A blogging award – come on!

I HAVE some exciting news. Drum roll please… Champion Running has won an award! This is very exciting. I’ve not won an award since my cycling proficiency award in the Eighties, so I’m feeling rather proud. The feedspot panel has included Champion…

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Sending out a search party

Sending out a search party

DURING dinner on Thursday my friend challenged me to take part in a duathlon. ‘Run, bike, run,’ he said. ‘You’ll love it.’ I wasn’t so sure, and certainly didn’t want to commit to anything. ‘I’ll think about it.’ ‘Come on!’ Jon…

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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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