Category Archives: Training

Track Season On Hold

I suppose you can have too much of a good thing; after a busy and successful period of racing I’ve been thwarted with an injury. I managed to aggravate my left knee during a speed session at the end of … Continue reading

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Bath Half Marathon (12/03/2017)

I was in two minds about racing the week before Bath Half Marathon and I made a late decision to do the Ron Hill Accrington 10k. As my main focus was on the half marathon I didn’t taper for this … Continue reading

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20 Years & 58,447 Miles of Running

This month I shall pass a small landmark; 20 years of running. I’ve been sifting through my old training logs, dated back to May 1998. It’s been interesting looking back, even helping me feel reinvigorated about my running; as if … Continue reading

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Blackburn Winter Warmer 10k (05/02/2017)

Training has continued to progress nicely and I banked over 400 miles in January, with lots of quality sessions and decent paced runs. Our group at Blackburn Harriers is the strongest it’s been for a number of years and I’ve … Continue reading

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Ribble Valley 10k (27/12/2016)

I decided against doing the Wilmslow 10k and focused on nailing the training. The past six weeks have gone well, only catching a bit of a cold that had no lasting effect, so I was optimistic of¬†getting in a decent … Continue reading

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Manchester Half Marathon (16/10/2016)

After the Lake Vyrnwy race I decided to enter the Manchester Half in the hope that I might still manage at least a seasons’ best. It would come two weeks after the marathon,¬†but this has rarely been much of an … Continue reading

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Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon (11/09/2016)

Well, the Summer didn’t really go as planned, the foot trouble gradually eased off eventually, but it meant that I had to scale back the racing and focus on training. Still, by the start of September I had managed over … Continue reading

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