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Review of the Year – Part 3

‘I’m never, ever doing that again!’ I said cheerily as I finished the Yorkshire Marathon in 2013 (it’s worth adding that the ‘cheer’ was in fact forced/fake and was simply there to mask the pain/anguish/horror). However, early 2015 saw the … Continue reading

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Review of the Year – Part 2

When looking back across the previous 12 months, it’s important to remember that achievements come in many forms. We can’t all be Sports Personality of the Year. Or Rear of the Year. Or winner of the Bad Sex in Fiction … Continue reading

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The Yorkshire Marathon

The alarm woke me at 5.30am. I had not slept well. For some reason, I’d kept having nightmares about running a marathon. In fact, even the bits of dreams that weren’t anything to do with running were laced with unsubtle … Continue reading

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Marathon trivia!

With tomorrow’s  Yorkshire Marathon now looming like sinister zeppelin in an iron sky (feel the tangible optimism…), I thought it would be a good time to unearth some fun factoids about the ol’ 26.2 miles. Now remember, I’ve gleaned these … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Morons

Mercifully, this week saw me complete my last ridiculously long training run ahead of the upcoming Yorkshire Marathon. It consisted of 20.2 miles, weaving through Middlesbrough’s various outlying habitats – some of which can be a touch on the scary … Continue reading

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Marathon training: The agony and the agony. I mean, erm, ecstasy – Part 2!

Last time out I went through a few of the ‘challenges’ that training for a marathon entails. And as I quite like moaning on about running, I’ve decided to throw in a few more. But before we get to those, … Continue reading

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Marathon training: The agony and the agony. I mean, erm, ecstasy.

I’m currently well into training for my second marathon. I vividly remember struggling over the line to finish my first ever half-marathon and experiencing a feeling of undiluted horror and disbelief at the prospect of this just being ‘half way’ … Continue reading

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