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January 21, 2015

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Wales’ Secret Treasure

When it comes to mountains in Wales just about everyone knows of the Snowdonia marathon range but only 25 miles away tucked in the far North West corner of Wales very few are aware of Holyhead Mountain. Unlike the dark grey slate of Snowdonia, Holyhead Mountain is a complete contrast made up of a stunning […]

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January 12, 2015

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Windermere Marathon Training Run Jan 2015

Pre-Race Gathering On the Saturday morning of the Brathay 10in10 training weekend at Brathay Hall we got the opportunity to run round the course whilst being supported by the Brathay team giving us a taste of what we will experience in May. I did enjoy being out on the course again as I do find […]

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January 11, 2015

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Special

It’s the weekend of the 10th January 2015 and I’m up at Brathay Hall in the Lake District for the Brathay 10 marathons in 10 days training weekend. This weekend isn’t to teach us how to train to run 10 marathons in 10 days, we are all well into our running training for the event […]

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January 1, 2015

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First, Second and Last

How can a race be first, second and last? Well I’ll deal with the easy one first, the Sunrise to Sunset Challenge was my last race of 2014. The Sunset to Sunrise Challenge is held round a small loop just less than a mile long on a pretty country lane just south of Telford. It […]

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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 […]