Posted by malcymoo262
November 3, 2014

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Thank you to the lovely people of Dublin

Dublin Start, Wave 1 What an absolutely fantastic atmosphere today at the Dublin marathon. The 13,000 runners was an enormous mass field creating a brilliant atmosphere but it was the noise, enthusiasm and energy of the many thousands of Dublin spectators that really made the day. They cheered, shouted and screamed at us. They even […]

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November 2, 2014

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Aliens and Fog in Yorkshire!

The Foggy Start The new big race on the block last year was the Yorkshire marathon and I missed out as it sold out extremely quickly. This year I entered immediately as entries opened in January so not to be disappointed. It is based at the university campus in York, giving plenty of space for […]

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October 29, 2014

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Chester Metric Marathon

No not me but Mrs C! I feel so proud of Yuk-Lam for training and running Chester Metric Marathon. I think the word “Proud” sometimes gets a bit over used but perfect to describe my feeling towards Yuk-Lam on this occasion. For those of you that don’t know what one of these is, it is […]

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October 22, 2014

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Is there such a thing as “Junk Mileage”?

Yorkshire Marathon 2014 What is “Junk Mileage” I hear some of you ask? I first read about this so called junk mileage a few years ago in an article published in a Runner’s World magazine. The basic principles of training for any running race are to steadily build up your weekly mileage over a period […]

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October 2, 2014

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The Hunt for Nessy (Part 2)

I’ve known of the Loch Ness marathon for a number of years but have never got round to fitting it into my race schedule. For this reason I was thrilled when I was invited by the Loch Ness Marathon to come and experience their race and write about it. The offer was rather last minute […]

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September 30, 2014

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The Hunt for Nessy (Part 1)

I was lucky enough to fly up to Inverness on Saturday morning although it meant getting up at 5am. After arriving I first went to the Loch Ness marathon expo which was held in Bught Park on the banks of the river Ness in Inverness. There I picked up my race number and browsed through […]

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September 25, 2014

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The Loch Ness Marathon

It might not be one of the BIG 5 (or now 6) marathon majors but the Loch Ness Marathon is usually on the “Bucket List” of most marathon runners. The question I have is what captures the hearts of runners to make the trip up to Loch Ness? Is it the international fame of the […]

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September 14, 2014

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Wolverhampton 2014 in pictures

Lining up before the start.   Getting ready to start…..Oh look, Gary has forgotten something!   Half Way Round.   Finished, in more ways than one! Another marathon done and another long training run in preparations for next May’s 10in10.   Honoured to be on Gary’s post race Billy Wright annual photo. Thanks to Sandra […]

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September 9, 2014

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Training Starts – Halifax Marathon

After coming back from my knee operation last December, I’m pleased to say that through the spring and early summer I have had a good period of running, fitting in 17 marathons, including some tough hilly ones this summer like; Scafell, Trail Marathon Wales and the Lakeland Trail Marathon. The family holiday was mid August […]

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September 4, 2014

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I’m In!

I’m so excited and pleased to announce I’ve been accepted by the Brathay Trust to be running in their 10 marathons in 10 days event next year, from 8th to 17th May 2015. I am 1 of only 15 runners accepted and feel very privileged. I just hope I can repay Brathay’s faith in me […]