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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. 930 more words

Messing about and making up for lost time

Circa 1988 (excuse the sketchiness but it was an awful long time ago), I triumphed in the 800m at our annual school Sports Day.

Out on the field, a sun-baked grass running track, uneven in the extreme and riven with divots (and the occasional rabbit hole); a scorching hot summer afternoon, jumpers for goalposts (kinda), you can picture the idyllic scene. 274 more words

Reach Exceeds Grasp...

Very much in the spirit of Robert Brownings quote “A mans reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?” I have now readjusted my reach and recalibrated my goals… I have booked my first Marathon. 102 more words


Running Around Newcastle

I do love a good destination race, and I’d heard from many people that the Great North Run was amazing. Add to that the fact that I’d never been to Newcastle and I was sold. 385 more words

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The Long Run

Almost 2 months since my last post… not because I had nothing to say but because so much has happened I don’t know where to start. 415 more words


Great North Run - Run Report

The first time I remember actually ‘going out for run’ rather than just running because it was faster than walking was when I was around 10 years old. 1,538 more words