The secret to a successful long run

The secret to a successful long run

THE secret to a successful Sunday long run is to get up and go. That’s exactly what I did this morning. Before my body had chance to work out what was happening, I’d bounced out of bed and hit the…

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Braving the wilderness of Barnsley

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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Running the week

Running the week

NOW that the mid-week races have finished, normal training has resumed. We’ve raced every Wednesday for six out of seven weeks, which has been great, but has also meant that training has been interrupted. Last week was

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A case of mistaken identity

A case of mistaken identity

GOING into the final race in the South Yorkshire road league, I found myself leading my age category (21-25, I wish). This was a really nice surprise. I started to think about how fantastic it would be to win. I…

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Resting and recovery

Resting and recovery

AFTER burning out during a 10k race on Wednesday, I decided to focus on rest and recovery. I took not one, not two but three days off from training. Three days! This has never happened. I thought I would be…

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